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“Great wee spot”

Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar
Ranked #67 of 327 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great wee spot”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have now been here twice, its normally packed but the 2 times we have managed to sqeeze in the food has been excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Zealand
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fast, busy, and truly yummy food!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a small Japanese Cafe style restaurant. It gets packed after 6.30pm and you normally have to join a queue of people waiting for tables.
The food is gorgeous! The best sushi in Dunedin!
The main meals are large and packed full of flavour.
It is a great place for a quick stop or even a feast (so long as you can get a table)
We are always very well looked after by the regular staff. And really enjoy coming here. Even when it is rammed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Ally_loves_camping
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Dunedin
1 review
“Poor Service”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Really unhappy tonight... Had a really rude waitress and when I spoke to the owner about how rude the waitress was she pretended she didn't understand me (but she did... I've had other conversations with this lady and I know she understands English perfectly) .. I couldn't believe that the owner would pretend to use the language barrier to get out of a complaint... I would have let this go if a week ago this hadn't happened...

My sister is vegetarian and ordered Teriyaki Vegetables, which she had had many times before. She was eating away and spat out a piece of beef. I felt it, smelt it and pulled it apart and it was most definitely meat. My sister was not upset but told the owner about it and said she wan't upset but she wanted to tell her in case it happened again to someone else. The owner took it away then came back to the table saying the chef said it was a mushroom. It was most definitely NOT a mushroom.

So now after these TWO terrible experiences I can't believe their attitude towards keeping their customers happy. Her attitude seemed to be because they are cheap they don't have to address complaints... terrible customer service!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank DunedinKrae
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Japanese food at its best”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Friendly, fast and very reasonable price. Great variety of dishes. Nice clean flavours. Licenced and BYO wine.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Sandra M
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Los Angeles, California
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158 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Inexpensive Japanese food in NZ”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We have not had much luck when it comes to finding a tasty and good price Japanese food in NZ. We've been in Auckland for a few months and decided to travel to the South Island. Dunedin is one of our many stops. This place is near the Octagon. The food was very good and the price is quite inexpensive, especially for Japanese food. The Udons were less than NZD$10 and most of the entrees are less than NZD$15. The service was quite fast. The place was full so try to get a bit earlier, especially on weekends.

  • Visited April 2012
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