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Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar

56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
03 4792692
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Ranked #36 of 197 restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Gisborne, NZ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A cut above the typical student hangout, but excellent Japanese food, with attentive waitstaff and a warm environment. Be sure to try the teriyaki salmon. Their sushi looked great, too! This place is a skip from the octagon. Worth a visit!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had dinner here based on the reviews to TA. I was very pleased with my meal I had a miso soup, dumplings and chicken vege don all was delicious and up there with some of the best Japanese I have had. The chicken and vege Don could have done with a little less rice and onions and a few... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My son and I were in Dunedin for the day while cruising New Zealand and could not agree on were to have lunch so decided to try Japanese as we both like it, Jizo is on the main strip, busy for lunch time, we had a nice welcome by friendly staff, sat at the bar as it was pretty full... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Dine here and take away at least once a week, some times even 3 times a week. Great food. You order at the counter yourself, however the food is worth it, and very good value for money. Best place to eat and best value, have never had a meal from here i have not enjoyed. Would highly recommend! 5 stars

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

35 years since I eat sushi with my lovely wife, this is the best we have ever tasted. Simply. People giving other opinion are just ignoramus or unaware of what a good sushi is... Thanks a lot for this awesome experience

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Yummy yummy yummy!! had lunch there today and was pleasantly surprised :) cool interior, love the upstairs :) very authentic japanese!! only draw back is self ordering but thats ok! they even do take away!!! :) will definitely return :)

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Visited here with a friend. You have to order at bar. But service is fast and efficient. Food fab, well worth a visit.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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63 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Ooohhh yuk. I could smell the sushi before it arrived in front of me. The space is quite limited and take on the stairs at your own risk. Just keep walking past here. Enough said.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

fast and furious said another reviewer and they are right. this is not a fine dining experience but a fun, relax place to eat with really tasty dishes that are served quickly with no fuss. Order at the counter, take a table and enjoy. BYO. yum yum.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We regularly eat at Jizo. Food is consistently good. Dumplings are the tastiest we have found at any Japanese restaurant - just need to let them cool before eating!! Pace is usually fairly fast, as this is not a restaurant for slow, lingering diners. Diners should not expect "fine" service, but it is perfect if you're on your way to... More

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