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“Won´t go again...”
Review of Mangetsu

Ranked #91 of 2,473 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Innenstadt
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“Won´t go again...”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Was there end December on a Date. Waitresses at the bar were constantly busy playing with their phones and the 2 others were too busy all the time. Nobody came, everything took ages. But they were very friendly...
The Restaurant is nice but from my point of view more like a bar. Be assured you will sit superclose to people you don´t know and if you sit on the "Isle" you will get bumped into the chair constantly. Decoration is "authentic" but as I said, more Bar-Style. And its pretty small.
The food was presented nicely but it was just not very good. It was not bad, yes, but the people who wrote reviews like "Best in Frankfurt" and stuff like that just never had decent Sushi in a descent place. So if you are looking for a nice place for Japanese food in nice location in Frankfurt, go to Fujiwara.
Again, it is not a bad place but its just not a proper Restaurant.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Sebastian_Schmitt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2011

An authentic Japanese restaurant in the centre of Frankfurt. The food is delicious, fairly priced and charmingly presented. Reminds me of my travels to Japan. Try it - I think you will enjoy it. Be careful if you park in the area - as there are many parking places which are reserved for residents only.

  • Visited September 2011
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of the best Japanese Restaurant in Frankfurt”
Reviewed May 13, 2011

If this restaurant is not the best Japanese in town, than it certainly one of the best. The location is quit down town located in a nice area, very close to Messe Frankfurt. Service are always nice and friendly, but the best about this place is the food. The food are really fantastic, just like in Japan. If you are looking for traditional tasty Japanese food, then this is the place to go. Maybe the only negativ is the price are relatively expensive, and dishes are rather small, but it is just like in Japan. And If you are planning to go, don'g forget to make reservation, cause this place are always full.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank whatdongever
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best Japanese restaurant in Frankfurt”
Reviewed November 30, 2010

The Izakaya restaurant Mangetsu is a typical Japanese restaurant - traditional and not stylish at all (most of the so-called Japanese restaurants usually have a pretty 'chic' atmosphere) and the dishes are the best examples for great Japanese cuisine 'beyond' sushi and sashimi. The staff is very friendly and helpful in explaining the menu. The sake selection is good, the garden in summer is nice.

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1 Thank gaultmillau
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