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178-180 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth, England
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A trip to try a different Japanese

We decided to be adventurous and stray from our normal Japanese Sakura. We booked a table, the restaurant was quiet for a Saturday night. The menu is mixed mainly rice and curry dishes no Ramen. Pudding is pancakes with chocolate mousse that's all they do. Drinks are limited to soft, beer or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marie C
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Fareham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to be adventurous and stray from our normal Japanese Sakura. We booked a table, the restaurant was quiet for a Saturday night. The menu is mixed mainly rice and curry dishes no Ramen. Pudding is pancakes with chocolate mousse that's all they do. Drinks are limited to soft, beer or Sake. We were hoping to find out we... More 

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Thank Marie C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My partner and I have ordered takeaway from Nara many times in the past, and generally have always been happy with the service and food (despire the high costs and no discount for takeaway orders). However, sadly this all changed recently. We placed an order as usual (small order, 4 dishes, 2 persons) that practically didn't arrive! The usual waiting... More 

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2 Thank Alice1801
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very good and fresh food, and very good service! We was had a nice dinner..!!! Must be go back to enjoy again.

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4 Thank K W
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We ordered our food at 18:45, it arrived, after several phone calls...at 20:30hrs. The food was diabolical, after speaking to the supposed manager, we were told that if we didn't like it then - tough, and "I don't care if you leave me a bad review". Our bill for 2 was £29.40 we struggled to eat any of it. The... More 

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1 Thank Eddie A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Although the food is good, it's tasty and very nice, delivery took nearly 2hrs. I has to phone them 4/5 times to see where the food was, the first time, 5 mins away, the second time driver has delivered, obviously not or I wouldn't be phoning, when it did finally arrive, no apology from the driver or discount for waiting... More 

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Thank Brendaskerratt
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I have been there many times with my friends and family for various occasions. I didn't enjoy it at all. Was there only because my daughter loves Japanese food. The food was too sweet and too heavy for me . I am not convinced that was was even fresh. The restaurant always was empty. The hygiene of tables was acceptable... More 

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Thank Anna P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We regular customers and today we came with some friends. We are always treated like kings and really cant fault the food or the service. It was our friends first time trying sushi and they were impressed and cant wait to come back. Its a must try and i promise you will fall in live with this place as much... More 

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2 Thank Kyle P
Hampshire
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I'm a regular takeaway customer but won't be using them again after finding a black hair in a sushi roll this evening. The meat used for the tempura chicken was also decidedly grey.

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2 Thank SJP1978
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I ordered noodles which came with meat we are vegetarians.. I rang up and they kindly sent us out another one free of charge! Best service best food!!

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1 Thank Deej161
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The setting and atmosphere of this place really dont do it justice, if you dont mind a tired interior and very quiet atmosphere (we were the only people there when we dined in) then eat in, if not phone up and take your order home and enjoy it at a nice casual pace, they also deliver which is a bonus.... More 

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2 Thank MrWilldd

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178-180 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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