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“A Great Small Restaurant in Antigua” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Izakaya

Izakaya
Ranked #34 of 344 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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“A Great Small Restaurant in Antigua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited for a second time this restaurant in a recent visit to Antigua. I'd found a surprisingly great meal in a previous visit in February. The experience was excellent again! Chef-Owner Lorena Briz does a great job of preparing top quality Asian type food using a fusion of local and imported ingredients. I had an eggplant dish and a beef dish. Both prepared to perfection. When in Antigua, don't miss a visit to this superb hole in the wall. A reservation is highly recommended (7832-1984)

SGG

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Sggranados
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice find... Even the the table they never reserve ( near the kitchen traffic and the bathroom) was good.... Lighting is low.. Had to use my flashlight app but the food was amazing .. Being near the kitchen we got to watch a the owner prepare all the dishes... Good memories!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Alejandro P
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Antigua, Guatemala
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Delightful lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend had recommended Izakaya so I stopped in to check out the menu and ended up staying for lunch. Excellent decision. Many of the dishes are small plates, so I ordered vegetable tempura and chicken on skewers. All were delicious! They also have freshly brewed iced tea without sugar, something that's almost impossible to find in Antigua. The food is very fresh and beautifully presented, and perfectly illustrate the owners' extensive international culinary background.

Will definitely return! This place could become a real favorite!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank misstutti2
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san juan capistrano
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236 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
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“Impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by friends so we went there to see for ourselves. Owners are charming with much experience in Japanese cuisine in London. Surprising for this town. Had the gamut of dishes. Outstanding were the spring rolls, eggplant with miso, fish dish, and the beef. Dessert of ice cream and fruit was great. Wine choices adequate. All at a reasonable price. Decor was drab, but food was excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Thank drishi
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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
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“Not To Be Missed While In Antigua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Of all the meals we've had in Antigua, this is by far the best food in town. We tasted several different offerings and each was incredibly delectable and beautifully presented. Seriously, there aren't that many excellent restaurants not to mention the fact that they care about your experience. It was just an all around great experience in a pleasant atmosphere for enjoying really wonderful food. I wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. You won't be disappointed. We sure weren't.

I'm glad we tried Izakaya. It's a winner!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank nslarizona
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