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Yamamori Izakaya

12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 645 8001
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Ranked #402 of 1,807 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $47
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As a Kurosawa fan, I'm always going to fall in love with a bar/restaurant which shows Seven Samurai all the time on its big screens. But this little bar, seemingly a bit of an afterthought in the Yamamori empire around the city is a really great little place if you are in the mood for drinks and snacks rather than... More

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Philip. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear you are a Kurosawa fan like ourselves! We will actually be screening the movies over in Tengu this weekend too, along with some of the original Japanese Samurai movies. We hope to see you again soon. More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Certrally located just across the street from the original Yamamori (the benchmark noodle house in Dublin) I popped in here after a disappointing earlier meal and had a selection of sushi and gyoza; all of which were top quality, well presented and great value for money.

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our sushi and gyoza, and hope to see you again soon! More

newtownards, northern ireland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have been now quite a few times when we visit Dublin. Live the Japas menu and the cocktails. Its always busy which is a good sign, and the staff are efficient, friendly and helpful. Highly recomend the Pork Gyoza, Yasai Gyoza, Duck Pancakes, Spicey Age-Tofu (amazing!!), and Tori No Teriyaki (taste sensation). Cocktails if you like spicey try the Spicey... More

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks so much Zaria. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us, and we are very happy to hear you enjoy your visits with us. Hope to see you again soon, from all of us at Yamamori Izakaya. More

Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love this place, I regularly go for food or drink - usually downstairs as I prefer the atmosphere and crowd. My favourites are the burger and rice side dish. The cocktails are amazing too.

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you are happy with our service, and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I very regularly pass by this place and over the past few months I've been going in there probably at least twice per month. I have gone in solo several times for a quick feed after work, as well as taking friends there and going for date nights. The food is consistently lovely. I would highly recommend any of; salmon... More

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Colman Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear you like our food and staff. We do offer a big selection of vegetarian and coeliac dishes, and aim to continue to improve. We look forward to seeing you again soon, The Yamamori Team More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I often go here with group of friends. The food is always delicious and there is a wide range of options. The sweet potato wedges are totally amazing. I highly recommend them! Staff are friendly and efficient. There is literally nothing else to say! Will definitely be back again soon.

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback Orla. We are very happy to hear it, and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've eaten here twice over two trips to Dublin. This is not your typical Japanese restaurant. They have taken local ingredients like venison and beef and turned them into lovely dishes. Best yet, you can order many of the dishes in tapas style and share them with a table full of people, The vegie curry, beef sushi and venison dishes... More

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks for your review John. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and look forward to seeing you again soon. The Yamamori Team. More

Naas, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Second visit to Izakaya and loved it again. Several delicious veggie options: the tofu was the best I've ever had-but the sauce with it was so salty it nearly ruined the meal. One slip, but everything else was amazing. Beer was ice cold and staff were attentive and pleasant. I forgot my jacket, they made sure it was put aside... More

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi George We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Your note on the salty sauce is very much appreciated. I will pass this onto the chef. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Lara More

Tilburg, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Was passing by several restaurants, but this one took my attention, looks very good from the outside so decided to have my dinner over here. And didnt regret, food was awesome, fresh prepared served on a hot stone plate. Very friendly staff as well. Definitly I'll return here if I visit Dublin again

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hello Sanjay Thanks for taking the time to share your review of Izakaya. We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your meal with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Lara More

uk
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by this place and it certainly is better than the position it's at on TP. Very fresh Japas (Dim Sum and Sweet Potato wedges are sublime). Service was very friendly and efficient, with knowledgeable staff. Five plates plus two drinks came in at a reasonable €48. Definitely recommended if you are in the centre of Dublin.

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YamamoriNoodles, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, the Yamamori team More

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