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“Every Time Full Satisfaction!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iwase

Iwase
Vilbeler Strasse 31, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
069 / 28 39 92
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Ranked #11 of 1,744 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Innenstadt
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Every Time Full Satisfaction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I know this restaurant for nearly 25 years - I think I first came here in 1988 or 1989. Since then the restaurant sits in the same location and maintains friendly and cosy atmosphere with the high quality of menu.

This time I went with my friend for lunch around 13:00 - normally when I go for this restaurant it is for dinner at night but for a change!

Lunch Time is between 12:00 - 14:00 and it was still rather full although we could find our place to settle down. From the lunch menu we picked "Makuno-uchi Bento" - a typical Japanese lunch box for Euro 15.00-. It was rather big dish and was very well prepared.

This restaurant is a typical Japanese style place to offer a variety of food including fantastic sushi and sashimi!

Knowing how difficult it is to maintain a quality menu with reasonable prices in Japanese cooking, and specially the freshness and quality of fishes, I would recommend everyone to have a try Restaurant Iwase when you are in Frankfurt area.

Access by S-Bahn is easy and good, and there is a large public parking building near-by as well.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Great Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Fish quality in this place is amazing - fresh, tender and delicious. They also have a nice selectio of other Japanese dishes.
The place itself is very small but the decor, staff and a lot of Japanese guest strenghten the feeling that you are in the proper sushi place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A piece of Japan in Germany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Not that I've ever been to Japan, but this place really seems authentic. It is really different from the usual lame atmosphere you experience in most other sushi restaurants downtown. The food was not THAT spectacular, but nothing to complain about either. Iwase is certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

They spoke a little bit of English. I actually showed a picture of a rainbow roll and they made it for me. Good sake recommendations and fresh sushi.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok Sushi Place!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

My boyfriend and i decided to visit the IWASE restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews. First we couldn't find it because it was small, So i had to call and ask where they were located. It was right across from the big NH Hotel in Frankfurt downtown (Konstablerwache).
It is recommended to make a reservation, since its small. The staff are really nice and friendly and they know how to speak english.
The sushi we ordered contained wasabi in the rice which we did not know. So it can be spicy for some people. BEWARE!! You can probably ask them not to put wasabi in your sushi,
The appetizers: Chicken BBQ stick was really good as well as the Duck BBQ.
Main: Grilled Roast Beef with rice was really good!!!!! The Beef portion was ok for the price.
Overall it was a good experience. I would go there just to eat their main dishes. Not so much their sushi!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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