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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great downstairs area for a work crew..

We were in the downstairs area with a loud work gang, but we're able to eat, drink and karaoke to our hearts content and not disturb anyone else. Perfect for that kind of group :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JoeOr
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Dublin, Ireland
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were in the downstairs area with a loud work gang, but we're able to eat, drink and karaoke to our hearts content and not disturb anyone else. Perfect for that kind of group :)

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful noodles and healthy feel to the menu. Value for money and very helpful staff! See you soon

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Went with three friends. Food was good however service was poor. We had to ask a number of times for service and had several issues with the bill which were not handled well by server,supervisor or manager.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My friend and I went there for dinner. Sushi was good but not worth the price. It's definitely too expensive. The staff is really friendly though and the atmosphere is cool.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A regular visitor here, was here again last night. Food is always excellent. And the beer even better. Casual atmosphere and staff are always very good. Japas is a great concept, especially as I love Japanese good. Great variety for everyone on the menu. Although was sad to see the great value sharing platter option seems to be off the... More 

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

Hi Leo, Thank you for the review so glad you enjoy our place. We will have the platter option back up soon so keep an eye on the Facebook or Twitter! Regards Izakaya More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Dublin is not renowned for its choice of sushi restaurants, however a few more like this and it will start to climb the leaderboard. Food was really excellent and the service was great - enough to deserve a good tip. This part of Dublin is coming into its own with a great selection of restaurants and this is a definite... More 

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

Hi Thomas Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. Izakaya More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Have been here a few times and love the food! Great Japanese tapas style dishes..the beef cheek curry is amazing! Try the sweet potato wedges too! Sushi is available too although I have never tried. There's a great bar downstairs from the main restaurant which do great cocktails.

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

Hi Bubbles1409 Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoy or restaurant. We hope to see you again soon and maybe you can give the sushi menu a go! Izakaya More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of my favourite spots to go for dinner and a cocktail in Dublin when we have a babysitter. Great buzz about the place, and the japas way of dining allows you to savour a lot of the amazing food on offer here - personal favourites are Sichuan Gyoza, duck pancakes, tataki beef and any of the norimaki. Really worth... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We are so glad you enjoy the food and cocktails, We have our new cocktail list on the way so we hope to see you soon to try them! Izakaya More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was ok but surly staff who made thIs well located spot a definite miss for me on future trips to dublin....wannabe Hipster more than anything Japanese ... A bit of a disappointment all round. Some many other options in this lively neighbourhood....

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

Hi David, Thank you for your comment and I am very sorry you had a bad experience with us.I assure you this is not our regular service and We will look further into it. I hope you will return and try the Yamamori experience again. Izakaya More 

Wurzburg, Germany
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Probably this is one of the best Japanese restaurant outside of Japan. Very authentic food and whatever we had didn't fail a thing. Cool and easy-going flair. If I were a resident of the area, I would easily be a regular.

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

Thank you for your feed back so glad you enjoyed our Restaurant, we look forward to seeing you again soon when you are in the area. Izakaya More 

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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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?