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Iwase

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Vilbeler Strasse 31, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
069 / 28 39 92
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So fresh!!

Tiny restaurant, wonderful food!!! It was completely PACKED right before 2 pm when we arrived, they could have turned us away, but didn't. We sat at the bar and had some of the very best sushi we've ever had!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
todali30
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Germany
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Germany
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny restaurant, wonderful food!!! It was completely PACKED right before 2 pm when we arrived, they could have turned us away, but didn't. We sat at the bar and had some of the very best sushi we've ever had!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Ok, lets agree a cheap sushi does not exist and should not exist. To say it is much like a standard sushi place in Japan is actually a great compliment, been to many sushies who are far from that fish is fresher than fresh and the highest quality, you can feel it regardless Service was top notch I can recommend... More 

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Thank Silvatimor
Mainz, Germany
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was there for dinner with a friend. They offer a variety of sushi, sashimi and so on. Very high quality fish, service is very good, and prices really fair. I got a menu including few courses: a soup, a couple of skewers (chicken and duck), a sashimi plate, sushi and a dessert. The dessert is pretty average, but the other... More 

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Thank SergioMauri
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

After reviewing the menu carefully I stuck to nigiri this visit. From what I observed, I think that is the sweet-spot here. They do rolls, but with way too much rice for my taste. The quality of the fish is the best I've hard in Germany. Sushimoto down the street is also good, but Iwase beats them for pure quality... More 

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Thank Paul D
Frankfurt, Germany
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Small Japanese restaurant right in center of Frankfurt. Decent food, a bit expensive. Very friendly staff. I recommand it.

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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Iwase is too me overrated by others here. It is a small restaurant with a nice atmosphere, very much like a local average quality restaurant in Tokyo. Small tables. A bit messy. Sashimi quite good and other food we had was as well. But this is not a place for a long, nice and relaxing dinner, more like a hole-in-the-wall... More 

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Abuja
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

It was ranked the best sushi place in Frankfurt as per trip advisor when I visited. I was disappointed. The sushi wasn't that special neither the place. It's a tiny place which is ok but I wasn't sure of the hygiene. Our order didn't come in full and after we complained to the waiter, the chef was quite apologetic that... More 

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College Station, Texas
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293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Just stepping into Iwase catapulted me back to Japan. The place is tiny, just as any good sushi place in Tokyo. Despite not having a reservation, we were able to get a seat last minute. We were so glad we tried. The nigiri sushi was superb, likely the best I have had in Europe. Although not inexpensive, it was well... More 

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Thank Helmut K
Frankfurt, Germany
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Food was fresh and tasty! We only noticed that we had to wait longer then Japanese people which came in after us :( Also a little bit expensive..non the less i would come back and recommend

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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to Iwase with a German-Japanese couple but could only reserve a place for the next day. So don't forget to reserve. The staff were amenable, the ambience was cosy, and the choice of food was great. The quality is quite good, and my Japanese friend rated it as 'normal' compared to Japanese standards. Compared to Japanese restaurants in Germany... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vilbeler Strasse 31, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
  • Neighborhood: Innenstadt
  • Phone Number: 069 / 28 39 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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