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Sushi Iwa

282 Nishitamamizucho Shimojuzuyamachi-dori Ainomachi Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8155, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-371-5782
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good14%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“sushi” (33 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
282 Nishitamamizucho Shimojuzuyamachi-dori Ainomachi Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8155, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As you can see by our reviews, we are lucky enough to “get around “ and go to some great very high end restaurants as well as those more mid-range. The meal was good quality but for two of us the check came to 45000...More

Thank JeffeyS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I never go out looking for good value in restaurants. We look for quality. We look for good ambience. In this case like other reviewers, we were recommended to this restaurant by the concierge at the Hyatt Regency. It was my wife,...More

Thank LuchiaA
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I went to Sushi Iwa during one of my stays in Kyoto, especially looking for hight end sushi restaurant. I was not dissapointed. The restaurant is in a pretty good location not far from Kyoto central station. If you cant read kanji youre in some...More

Thank Fredrik B
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend- similar to other reviews- this place is overpriced and the owner will only pay attention to you if you are spending a lot of money. Husband and I spent $150 each for a so so meal which wouldn’t have been that bad...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Places which start to believe too much in their own publicity - let alone billionaire endorsement - will inevitably start to go downhill, or at least ignore the ordinary people. That, I think is where Sushi Iwa is today. We disappointed the chef by paying...More

1  Thank Sundancer47
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Words fail me when I try to describe the taste experience here. However hard I try it will not capture the sheer bliss and joy of the explosions and complexities of flavor and texture that one gets when you out a preparation of sushi. Yes,...More

1  Thank Abhisek G
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The best sushi I ever had, absolutely amazing by freshness, taste, presentation and selection. Must try place.

Thank geraldd980
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We managed to get table at Sushi Iwa . The chef patron spoke very good English and suggested omakazi menu for 10000¥. It was worth it .Excellant combination of different types of sushi.The green Tea was the best I ever tasted. I definitely recommend this...More

Thank ronalddubai
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We opted for a pricey $150/pp omakase and have had several other omakase in japan. pro: head chef has great english and is super helpful. the appetizers and sashimi course were top notch and we were impressed cons: the nigiri was just okay. the head...More

Thank Buzz967
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Very Good Sushi and Sashimi. One of the Chefs speaks English. Comfortable and relaxing. Was once one of Steve Jobs favorite places to eat. Offerings from about $100-250 USD per person.

Thank philoakley1
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Nishitamamizucho Shimojuzuyamachi-dori Ainomachi Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8155, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-371-5782
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