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Iwataya Japanese Restaurant

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8401 N Kentucky Ave Ste J, Evansville, IN 47725-6301
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Germantown, Maryland
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. First time to dine a Japanese restaurant with a lot of Japanese dining here. I guess the food must be authentic. I got a teriyaki salmon bento box and replaced the California roll to a Burning man roll. It tastes great.

Thank dawalish
Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch and is a good value. The food is excellent and there is way too much to eat for a lunch. The service is good for lunch. I haven't been there for dinner in a long while because it took too long to dine; service wasn't bad though just too lengthy of a meal... More 

Thank allpat321
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. Thankful to have this place in Evansville. The prices are also reasonable. They have a nice selections of rolls.

Thank Will_Springer
Lewisville, Texas
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In town meeting with staff from various locations. Good service and tasty rolls and bento boxes. Quickly served.

Jasper, Indiana
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Fresh is everything when it comes to sushi and Iwataya delivers! So enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant too, especially sitting at the traditional Japanese-styled tables. Had the pork-filled wontons (like a potsticker) and marinated octopus (Tako Su) to start and four different sushi rolls: the Satsuki, the Philadelphia, the Burning Man, and the Ayame. So delicious! Also tried the... More 

Thank indigo100966
Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

While the food is good and reliable, the servers are anxious to depart at night. It is not clear if the restaurant is open from night to night. On a recent visit, our server informed us that they closed at 9:00 (Friday) and we needed to finish and leave immediately.

Thank Jeff K
Evansville, Indiana
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Food is authentic...sushi was great! I enjoy the atmosphere as well. The box meals were good...not great...but good...and with PLENTY of food!

Thank Codyda
Newburgh, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

My son's favorite restaurant. He has been to Japan and loves to come here with friends. Great choices of interesting dishes you can't find other places "monk fish liver".

Thank Angela P
Kansas City
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

My family and I lived in Japan for nearly a decade, the Curry and Teppanyaki reminded us of the great food we left behind and both are excellent. Prices are decent and service is very friendly. If they could get Orion beer and add Yakisoba to the menu it would be perfect. Just a hint.

Thank Gary S
Richardson, Texas
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225 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

He loves, loves, loves this place and the sushi. My sister-in-law and I don't do sushi, but we enjoyed the house salad, miso soup, tempura vegetables, and gyozas. Watching my brother almost moaning over the sushi was hilarious.

Thank Kay K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 N Kentucky Ave Ste J, Evansville, IN 47725-6301
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812-868-0830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?