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Yakuza Sushi & Asian Fusion Elizabetes 10
Ranked #229 of 942 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neerpelt, Belgium
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The menu of this place is the size of a phonebook, don't let that scare you though. The number of different sushis available is impressive, they looked good. Didn't taste them myself unfortunately.
The restaurant is full of local people, always a good sign.
Had the tuna tataki, very good, and the duck, expected crispy skin, was disappointed. Tasted very good though.
Marzipan sushi for dessert was excellent.
Beer should have been colder.
Tea selection was very good.
I'm not a big fan of television's in a restaurant, so a low rating for atmosphere since there were two large flatscreens either side of the place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Riga
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Big Pieces Of Sushi With Very Little Fish Inside”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The name of this place, celebrating the Japanese mafia should have been my first clue to avoid it, but I ignored my inner voice and gave it a try anyway. What a mistake.

The sushi was terrible. Large portions of rice, and tiny, tiny, little pieces of fish with tons of cucumber as filler. Not worth the time or money unless you care about neither of them.

Both my companion and I had the feeling that the place was run without any care for the quality of the food, and only existed as a money making venture for the owner. It felt like he could be selling sushi or door knobs - it didn't matter as long as it made him money,

Also, they seem to have some sort of alliance with one of the more unreliable taxi firms in town as we were given a discount card with our bill. As locals this didn't speak well to us about their business ethics.

On the plus side the service was good, and the waiter was very pleasant,

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Janis_Lapsa
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Riga, Latvia
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“innovative sushi...”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

To be fair, Yakuza is not only sushi, but since i'm a sushi lover i haven't really tried much else even though I've been to Yakuza several times. I did however tried the asian auksta (local beet root soup) but this was not really good so since then i've stayed with sushi.

In Yakuza you can find both the traditional sushi as well as some kind of fusion version sush as caesar maki (maki's with chicken and parmesan), makis with grilled vegetables etc. Even though its nice and interesting to try i think most try them once and then stick to the traditional ones :)

Food wise Yakuza serves good quality without any long waiting times. Down side is that wine choice are somewhat limited (yes, maybe not the most important part, but still). Service is quick and friendly. During summer time there is a very nice terrace but downside is the heave traffic and that its literally impossible to get a table here if you don't reserve before.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Kimlean0
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Jurmala, Latvia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cool sushi”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Hi, Yakuza is right place if you prefer sushi and Asian food for lunch, dinner etc. My hotel was near by and I opened this nice restaurant for my family - it way great!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ted D
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Riga, Latvia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Really nice place, recently opened. Sushi are excellent, freshly made. There is also good choice of pastas, if you or your friends don't like sushi. Place is small though so I suggest booking if you go during lunch time.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Gorale
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