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Yamamori Izakaya

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12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 645 8001
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5:00 pm - 10:30 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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a must try

love the range of food here and always have a great time visiting! the bento box is great value for money giving you a taste of a few options and thw sushi is always on point.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

love the range of food here and always have a great time visiting! the bento box is great value for money giving you a taste of a few options and thw sushi is always on point.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

AN amazing underground Japanese restaurant/Tapas or Japas! Cocktails and atmosphere is just incredible! Music wise you cannot hope for the best!!! Best DJ's between underground HipHop Soul Funk House just pure groove!!!! Probably the most vibrant with positive energy in Dublin if not Ireland!!

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Couldn't rate this place highly enough. Very friendly staff, loads of food and good value money. (Jappas x5 - 35€). Make sure to check out the downstairs bar, below street level. Beautifully decorated and great bar staff who gave perfect recommendations for cocktails!

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

Thank you Aodainmac! We hope you visit again soon for some more of our Japanese cocktails. Keep an eye out for some new must try dishes coming soon to our menu. Izakaya More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is amazing value. Have been twice and both times have had great food. Their japas option is great. Five dishes for €35. The first time I was their with a group of 7 and we ate extensively from the menu and all the dishes were very tasty and plentiful. Sushi is very good also but isn't included in... More 

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

Thank You, Nice to know that our Japanese infused cocktails are going down a treat. We hope to see you again very soon. Izakaya More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Super good value 5 courses for 35€ and the food is..... Yummy The big norimaki are very good and also the tempura. But you can find some real Japanese food there as the udon, ramen or tonkatsu

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

Hi Fanley P, Thank you for your review, We are delighted you enjoy our 5 for €35 deals. Hope to see you again in the near future for some more. Izakaya More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

At here a couple of Thursdays ago. We had the 5 Japas for €35 deal and it never disappoints. Delicious Gyoza, fresh nurimaki and the Izakaya burger were the highlights, but everything was very tasty. Washed down with a pint of O'Haras, overall a very satisfactory visit! Particularly like how quickly you're served, despite the restaurant being busy. Will be... More 

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

Thanks Frank G! So glad you enjoyed our restaurant. If you are out and about on a Thursday again you must try our Pig on a spit bento in our sister restaurant Yamamori Sushi on Ormond Quay. It is amazing value. Izakaya More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I just want to go again and again.. I can't stop thinking about the JAPAS! Love Sushi, Sashimi and Draft Kirin beer in Izakaya!

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

Thank you for your review and so happy you enjoyed your friends recommendation. We hope you will be in again soon for some more Japanese food and drinks! Izakaya More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Absolutely love this place. Big fan of all the Yamamori restaurants, I think for after work bites though Izakaya has it down to a tee. Also it's amazing value, they do 3 'japas' for €22. The venison is my favourite thing on the menu closely followed by the Szechuan gyoza. All the wine is pretty decent and if you're going... More 

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

Hi Kate D, So Glad you enjoyed the food and experience in Izakaya. Hope to see you again in the near future for some after work bites! Izakaya More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Some of the best Japanese food I have tasted - fresh, tasty and such great service! I had a seafood bento box which contained a salad, a miso soup, 2 maki and squid with edename beans. Each item was delicious.

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

Hello, Great to here you enjoy our Sushi Bento. Really hope to see you again for more of our tasty dishes. Thanks again, Izakaya More 

Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The tapas bar of the Yamamori restaurants is my favourite at the moment. The special sushi rolls are big enough to be an only meal, and they're very tasty and varied. it has a great atmosphere and the bar downstairs is cool too. The service is fast and kind. One of the best spots in Dublin, and my favourite Japanese.

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

Hi Anita, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you enjoy our buzzy atmosphere here at Izakaya. Hope to see you soon for some Cocktails and Norimaki. Izakaya More 

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Additional Information about Yamamori Izakaya

Address: 12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 645 8001
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?