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“Good food, nice atmosphere, just not great”

Doozo Art Books & Sushi
Ranked #1,615 of 12,362 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Monti
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere, just not great”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We were sat in the garden behind the building, which added to the ambiance. Our waitress was helpful in translating the menu and very sweet. The sake was smooth, if not understated. The sushi was small in portion and only average compared to my favorite sushi. It took more than a while to bring our tempura following the sushi, and then we were left on our own for at least 30 minutes before I had to flag down our waitress. The final bill was expensive and seemed to be based more in the surrounding modern art/books, rather than the food itself.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank spcoon
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  • Danish first
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English first
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A different world”
Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is like a laberinth. You think it's a book art store, but if you give it a chance to be explored, then you will find a great garden in the back yard with wooden tables and candles. Two big trees make the roof and you feel like you are somewhere far from streets and high buildings. The atmosthphere is intimate and really nice for a sushi place. Great if you want to take a brake from pizza and pasta!

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1 Thank Millap1
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Santa Fiora, Italy
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“gets better and better”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

i found this peaceful art gallery and restaurant right after it opened by chance.what a find.i am reviewing it again because despite its success the quality has stayed high.that doesn't always happen.the menu is always interesting and varied and lunch is a fair price.i think dinner is more pricey.i have tried almost everything on the menu and the only thing i personally didn't care for was the fried chicken.the chirashi is tops,so is the tempura soba,the sushi,etc.the tea is excellent too.the server is efficient and a delightful person.and the garden is a haven of peace in a noisy city.

  • Visited July 2012
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4 Thank gabyna
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Dallas, TX
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good sushi - kinda pricey”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

(June 23, 2012)
We were expecting an American style sushi restaurant and this wasn't it. They have bento boxes of different varieties ranging from 10 - 20 euros (most are towards 20).

Sat outside in the shaded garden on a hot June afternoon and it was perfect. Good breeze, nice magnolia trees, fountain, Asian style tables & decor. Inside is neat too but suggest you look for a spot outside. Cool spot for sure.

My fiancé had the sushi bento with 4 pieces nigiri, 5 rolls, and tempura salmon. Everything was delicious, fresh fish, great rolls. I had the chicken bento and it was a little bland. Had to add some spice to kick it up. We had a half bottle of white wine, a large Sapporo (€6,50...meh), and water for €50. I thought it was a little expensive but it was a welcome break from underwhelming Italian food.

There was a bit of a language barrier as the Asian waitress struggled with English and we know next to no Italian. But she was patient & we managed. Its to be expected at any place given we are in ah-Italy. Would eat here again.

Thank AW4travelin
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Roma, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good japanese cuisine"”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant after we saw one of their chef on a cooking show. Since we saw on their website that they have an outdoor space we reserved a table in that area to go for lunch which on a spring day is still very pleasant. The staff is very friendly and they give you all the informations on the dishes if needed. They have various lunch menu, we tried the tempura sushi bento which is composed by tempura (both fish and vegetables), nigiri and futomaki, salad and miso soup. We noticed that the other clients were mostly regulars which gave us the feeling of a successful restaurant. We were pretty happy about all we had and we would go again, maybe for a summer dinner.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank E_travellers_10
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