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“Fantastic Japanese” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iori Japanese Restaurant

Iori Japanese Restaurant
41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
(02) 6257 2334
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Ranked #70 of 809 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Japanese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Iori is a little GEM. A bit of a hole in the wall, but food here compares to the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney. Fresh, classic and tasty.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful delicious Bento lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had bento, among a mainly Japanese lunch crowd. Food delicious with beautiful fresh ingredients meticulously presented. Ambience, traditional Japanese.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Very good food but pricey at dinner time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

While Iori is a fantastic value for money lunch spot, it is a bit expensive for dinner. I do love the food here, but will resume visiting at lunch time.

Visited February 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My husband and I frequent this restaurant about 4 times a year, since its opening approximately 10 years ago. The food is always beautifully presented and top quality. The staff are gracious and helpful. I know there are a few Japanese Restaurants in Canberra, and none of them compare at all. We will not dine anywhere else.
It is small and nothing much to look at inside, but the food is to die for, if you love sushi and sashimi. My favourite is the chilli scallops with jellyfish, but all the dishes are mouthwatering!! Atmosphere is very soothing and everything is done effortlessly.
Love it, love it, and love it more!!

  • Visited March 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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Canberra, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“.....Food Posioned”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Went for a friends birthday, the deco and the lighting is funky and mysterious at Iori's, however after eating my meal of sashimi and salmon terriakyi well lets just say I didn't feel to good. I am not sure about the health standard in the restaurant maybe that is why the lighting is so dim but the service was also lacking in alot of ways. Wouldn't re visit, there are many other good places in Canberra.

Visited July 2012
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