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Yujo Izakaya

36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
+256 794 289856
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (116 reviews)
“gyoza” (17 reviews)
“prawn tempura” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance, food was good , service can be improved. It was a great experience for a restaurant in Kampala. The stuff was very welcoming. Don’t know about reservations because Sunday didn’t seem althat busy sober easily got a table but you can always call...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tushabomwes
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the food at Yujo Izakaya! We hope to see you again soon, and we'll focus on improving our service delivery to meet your needs better. Arigatougozaimasu!!!!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

nice to have breezes blowing in as you eat your japanese food, seemed authentic. apparently very busy at weekend.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dan w
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dan, Thanks for coming to our quiet little place in Nakasero. We are trying to provide a Japanese dining experience that is provided using as many original Japanese ingredients as possible, and this effort is not only limited to the recipes of what we...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great japanese food and wide variety of food to select from.However, the chop sticks are old and the furniture in the restaurant needs a major upgrade

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bellecrystall
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks for coming by, we're happy that you enjoyed the food! We're gonna look into doing a little overhaul pretty soon, thanks for the reminder ;) Hanif

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We had a cozy corner position on a balcony overlooking a luscious garden. Service was fairly quick, the sushi/sashimi very good. All in all a very pleasant evening with a relaxerd atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elana O
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for coming by Elana! We are glad you enjoyed your time with a view of our garden, and that you enjoyed our sushi/sashimi selection of the evening! We hope to host you again in the near future, and earn the "fifth star" from you!...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a bunch of different dishes, including the vegetarian sushi. It was all excellent and we were super happy. They also have imported Hitachino beer, huzzah!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank peterevjan
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Peterevjan san! That's very kind of you to share your positive experience with us. And that you enjoyed our vegetarian offerings. We do hope to add more soon, it will be once we train our chefs further on how to use the fresh local produce...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Tried Sushi it was ok. Tempura prawns also ok. Chicken Teriyaki n rice also good. Service average. Ambiance needs improvement. Service also needs improvement.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Abid A
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Best place to catch up with Japanese food and rich culture insight in Kampala Uganda. It serves all dishes Japanese and drinks at the little Kobe outlet with souvenirs

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Derrick M
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Delighted to find this charming Japanese restaurant in Kampala. In my experience, Japanese offerings in African capitals are unreliable, so it was a pleasure to have high-end sushi and cooked dishes. The gyoza was delicious, as was my sushi roll and that of my dining...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank planetkms
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in all of Uganda. They serve great authentic Japanese Food. The service is excellent. It can be a bit pricey. Budget could be around 50k-100k per person.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank milanmikedan
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Was on a business trip in kampala and stopped into this amazing Japanese hotel . Food was great but the service was even more amazing . And made extra special by the manager Kelly . He kept me company through the meal and did not...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 794 289856
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Yujo Izakaya is a Modern Japanese restaurant and tavern, located in the heart of Nakasero. We specialize in Japanese RICE WINE and CRAFT BEERS, imported directly from Nara and Mito in Japan! So when you come to visit us, please come thirsty! Our restaurant features a hot kitchen and sushi bar, with fresh local ingredients, and many others sourced from all over the world! We also now have LITTLE KOBE JAPANESE GROCERY for all your take home needs,including miso pastes, wasabi, japanese chocolate, little gifts, and more!
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