We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iwataya Japanese Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
8401 N Kentucky Ave #J, Evansville, IN
812-868-0830
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently Good

We love to go to Iwataya. In fact, our son has chosen it for his birthday dinner for at least the past 5 years. They have excellent lunch choices, a sushi bar, and excellent dinner options. One year for my birthday we reserved one of the special tables, in its own room with a sunken table in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
indianacato
,
indiana
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
indiana
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We love to go to Iwataya. In fact, our son has chosen it for his birthday dinner for at least the past 5 years. They have excellent lunch choices, a sushi bar, and excellent dinner options. One year for my birthday we reserved one of the special tables, in its own room with a sunken table in the middle and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elizabethtown, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been eating here for over 5 years. This is real Japanese food, cooked and served by real Japanese. Their grocery store next door is also a great place to find Japanese food and other items.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sapphire, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were visiting family in Evansville and this is their favorite go to restaurant. It's not a place we would have ever found if they had not taken us there. Hidden in an industrial park, it is just a little gem of a place. Everything we had was delicious. The Bento-Box (salmon) was my favorite. Several different types of sushi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love the bento boxes, sushi, udon, and pretty much everything we've gotten there. We go there often. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The sushi is great. There is a wide variety and the prices are decent. The boxes come with a huge amount of food for the price. Adding an additional piece of sushi to get more variety is a good bet, but some of the prices are a little high on individual roles/pieces. The atmosphere is authentic Japanese. My recommendation is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is one of my favorite reataurant in the Tri-State area. There are several other Japanese but this is far better than those in food quality. Their Shushi, Tempura are sweeeet! The Bento-Box for lunch is the super deal. They have just renovated too. I recommend anyone who wants really good Japanese.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newburgh, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is very simple, Iwataya is easily THE BEST Japanese restaurant in the Evansville area. No other restaurant can match this place from top to bottom. Super fresh sushi, tempura that is to die for, fantastic appetizers, and even the salad and soup are fantastic. As others have mentioned, Iwataya is located in an industrial looking strip mall. But once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Authentic and always fresh with excellent rolls that always satisfy. The edamame is very good here as is the saki. One annoyance is the baby music they insist on playing. You may get a laugh because you might feel like you are a baby in a crib listening to the spinning mobile above you. Besides this, if you truly like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Who would I thought that in Evansville Indiana I could get an amazing Japanese meal? I ate a number of appetizers at this visit. I was a kid in a candy store. I have not had access to this level of traditional Japanese cuisine even in many larger cities. I had Hamachi collar that was cooked to perfection. Expertly prepare... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Though it is located in a very drab, industrial-looking strip mall north of Evansville, Indiana, Iwataya is a top-notch Japanese restaurant. With a wide variety of seating arrangements (traditional American-style dining table and chairs, booths, or floor sitting on tatami mats). For those who like tatami mats but have with limited flexibility, you will like the recessed well for your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Iwataya Japanese Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Iwataya Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8401 N Kentucky Ave #J, Evansville, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812-868-0830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iwataya Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?