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Yamamori Izakaya

#257 of 1,941 Restaurants in Dublin
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12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 645 8001
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: YAMAMORI IZAKAYA, located at 12-13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2...
YAMAMORI IZAKAYA, located at 12-13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, in what was originally Ireland's very first cafe. This old Bewleys building boasts original oriental style decor with a twist. Enjoy the 1940's Chinese and Japanese beer ads and movie posters with a great Asian beer or rice wine, and try our dublin famous homemade Izakaya burger. After your meal we have a lounge downstairs where you can catch a nice Izakaya Lycee cocktail, and enjoy some modern sounds from Dublin's up and coming DJ's. Downstairs is a Japanese style drinking house, serving small Japanese style pub food dishes with great Japanese whiskeys, beers and sake. Come for food or drinks, chill out and listen to some urban lounge deep and soul tunes. The Izakaya has a retro easy going atmosphere and is open 7 days a week from 17:30 and is available for private bookings.
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Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Keep it real

Always a favourite and still up there, did not have much time this time great friendly staff great food , no delay, will keep returning😄

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Always a favourite and still up there, did not have much time this time great friendly staff great food , no delay, will keep returning😄

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Don't eat here as often as I should as the gyoza in particular are beautiful but do frequent the place on a fairly regular basis for drinks. Always going to be good tunes playing and a warm welcome, great staff and talented bartenders, the tall, grumpy (in an endearing way) one makes one of the best whisky sours I've ever... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been going here years and previously wrote a very good review for it but went at Christmas and wasn't as nice as it previously was. I ordered the Katsu Curry it wasn't as nice and it doesn't come with those lovely Japanese peppers it used. But the big disappointment was the sushi, far too much rice and not enough... More 

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Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Brian M, I am very sorry for your bad experience in the restaurant you went to. Unfortunately Izakaya do not have or ever has had a Katsu Curry on our menu. I would imagine the review is for another establishment. I'm sorry again but maybe pop into us and try some of our delicious Japanese Sushi it won't disappoint.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been to this really well situated restaurant a number of times and for a number of flavourful excursions into a national food which I simply did not know. A business colleague introduced me to the place and was my initial guide. Although I haven't quite got my tongue and memory around the names of dishes, I know what... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As usual. As a fan of Asian food Yamamori is right up there. The added bonus of a fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant really makes the place feel alive.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a nice meal here last week, Food good and fairly diverse. Was quite surprised to get a table. Service good as well. Will return

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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I love the Japas idea, all food come in small dish but i can order like 5 of them, it good for sharing. food is nice, the restaurant is good for a night out as well i went here 2 times and both time i was impress

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really great fresh food - I got the red Snapper and it was huge, so maybe skip the starter if ordering this! Or even order between two :-)

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Ireland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We initially tried to get seats in 777 but it was fully booked up, so we went across the street to Izakaya for cocktails (downstairs rather than in the restaurant). The cocktails are very unusual but delicious, and we found out that during week nights (Mon to Thurs) it is 2 for 1 on a selection of the cocktails. the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visited Izakaya on a recent Trip to Dublin. The food is excellent and they serve a great beer called Kirin. A little too expensive for what it is but the staff are great and always accommodating and friendly. Also the downstairs Japanese themed bar is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 645 8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

YAMAMORI IZAKAYA, located at 12-13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, in what was originally Ireland's very first cafe. This old Bewleys building boasts original oriental style decor with a twist. Enjoy the 1940's Chinese and Japanese beer ads and movie posters with a great Asian beer or rice wine, and try our dublin famous homemade Izakaya burger. After your meal we have a lounge downstairs where you can catch a nice Izakaya Lycee cocktail, and enjoy some modern sounds from Dublin's up and coming DJ's. Downstairs is a Japanese style drinking house, serving small Japanese style pub food dishes with great Japanese whiskeys, beers and sake. Come for food or drinks, chill out and listen to some urban lounge deep and soul tunes. The Izakaya has a retro easy going atmosphere and is open 7 days a week from 17:30 and is available for private bookings.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?