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“Small place but great food”
Review of Izakaya

Izakaya
Ranked #40 of 394 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Izakaya is a Japanese Sake Establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. Enticing Oriental Appetizers with a tropical twist, creating a fusion between guatemalan and asian flavors. Fine cuisine prepared in an open kitchen, by reknown chefs with an international trajectory, which includes Nobu, Zuma & Gordon Ramsay in London. Cozy atmosphere and great music.
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Everybdish is out of the ordinary......the common dishesxlike Tempura and the Apple crum piecare so much better than other restaurants .....

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Thank luladeNic
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had dinner here with a few friends and we had a blast.
Every dish was delicious and expertly prepared, we had a gourmet chef in our group and he was thoroughly impressed.

All of the plates are shareable so be sure to bring your friends!

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1  Thank Marimba_y_Elote
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Cute little restaurant with an attentive owner. We had the best miso seasoned mahi I have ever had here and the mushrooms & zucchini was great but the dumplings were a total miss and the steak came out absolutely raw initially. Despite a bit of attitude on asking for it to be cooked to above room temperature it eventually turned out to be tasty.

Overall this is a nice little spot for a different taste than you can typically find in Guatemala but your experience may vary widely based on what specific dishes you order.

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1  Thank SabalBeach
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

To say that the husband and wife team that owns this restaurant have knocked it out of the park is an understatement. This is truly one the greatest dining experiences anywhere and when you consider the very reasonable price point this makes this one of the best restaurants in the world in my opinion. I have now dined here multiple times and each time I have said the same thing. For those of you like Nobu or Zuma this is a place that cannot be missed as I think it is better. Try to get a group together, this way you get a chance to try more dishes as there are so many outstanding dishes on the menu to list. However, do not miss the miso eggplant and ribs. You will be thinking about those dishes later that night in your sleep. The service levels are also extraordinary. Call ahead as the place is small to ensure a table.

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Thank Michael S
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Gertrudis B, Propietario at Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2014

I just want to say THANKS!.. Cause I know you really appreciated all the efford we made. We had worked so hard to be here. And for me seeing you like in it... is my biggest reward! Thank YOU

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

I cannot believe the people who have given this restaurant high reviews. The food was mediocre to poor. The ceviche didn't taste fresh. And we all know how terrible it is to eat fish that doesn't taste fresh. It gave me the creeps and I did not want to finish it. I have had much, much better in town for much less. My partner had some beef dish and he was disappointed as well. The eggplant was good, but nothing exceptional.

We were there during the day, and it failed to impress. We were the only people there and we saw the person preparing the food acting grumpy. The decor seemed cheap in the daylight.

I give this place 2 stars because our waiter was extremely nice and that ought to count for something.

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1  Thank Sharon K
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Gertrudis B, Director General at Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014
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Hola critico novato. Muchas gracias por su opinion. Permitame darle un consejo. La proxima vez que ud tenga un ceviche en malas condiciones no se lo coma todo. Pida cambio de plato o simplemente no lo pague. A su companero le digo lo mismo, porque no me explico, si el ceviche estaba podrido y el tipo de carne peor, como se lo pudieron comer todo y no decirle nada a nuestra excelente camarera que la comida estaba pesima. Si es por miedo al cocinero grunon no se preocupe que no muerde. Agradecemos todos los comentarios, incluso los malintencionados. Lo invito a que me envie la cuenta del medico que le atendio la intoxicacion por pescado en mal estado y con gusto se lo abonamos porque supongo que el ceviche le causo un malestar estomacal impresionante. De nuevo gracias por su opinion y espero que mucha gente la tenga en cuenta.

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