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“Very Good Japanese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Izakaya

Izakaya
Ranked #55 of 9,464 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $95
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Upbeat, casual and slightly edgy, Izakaya is the new Japanese destination in Dubai. Izakaya is cool, an exciting place to share great food and beverage in a social environment with friends. Social Sushi at its best.
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very Good Japanese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a nice restaurant. Service was excellent, and the restaurant has a nice layout. Food was very good overall, although the salmon sake could have more pieces per portion. The wasabi could have been hotter, but at least it was fresh. The wasabi girl with green hair is very sweet too.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank nomadsoul1985
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the world's tallest hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Tip top sushi, mouth watering sashimi and service to boot. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

  • Visited February 2014
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6 Thank Lucy S
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Doha, Qatar
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“the best resturant in the world!!!<3”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

the food was so delicious and the service was more than wonderful, i loved them so much and i hope everyone try it

  • Visited February 2014
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6 Thank aldannna
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dubai
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great drink menu, cheerful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

I visited Izakaya twice in the last few months, and it was an all around great experience both times. I lived in Japan for three years and I miss the beverages that are hard to find outside of Japan; Izakaya's drink menu has a broad selection of Japanese whiskey and sake, including a great many items I haven't seen anywhere else in Dubai. The staff are friendly and we never were left with empty glasses. The first time we went for drinks only, and enjoyed the three flavors of edamame as a snack. The second time we went for dinner, and it was an excellent experience. The waitstaff were sensitive to my needs as a vegetarian, and each of the several dishes I ordered tasted superb. My omnivore date reported that the meat dishes were satisfactory, as well. The prices were not outrageous, either. I am sure to visit again and to recommend Izakaya to others.

  • Visited October 2013
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7 Thank frozenpeas
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JwMarquis, Manager at Izakaya, responded to this review, January 24, 2015
Dear frozenpeas,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit to Izakaya, your comments are much valued.

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the food and drinks on offer, the service provided by our staff and had a memorable dining experience together with your superb staff feedback is a great motivation for the team.

We look forward to another opportunity to welcome you at Izakaya and once again, thank you for your positive comments.


Your Sincerely,

Cecile Figueroa

Restaurant Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I went to Izakaya at the end of May and it was a fantastic experience from the reservation until the payment.

The restaurant has a cool design, the employees are as friendly as you can expect, the 'Wasabi Girl' is great fun, the food is one of the best I ever had (Zuma and Nobu can be afraid of this restaurant) and the atmosphere was nice.

A MUST GO TO IN DUBAI!

  • Visited May 2013
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7 Thank DXB222
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JwMarquis, Manager at Izakaya, responded to this review, January 24, 2015
Dear DXB222,

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review regarding your recent visit Izakaya. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your great comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and particularly the service provided by our Wasabi Girl.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back to Izakaya in the near future.


Your Sincerely,

Cecile Figueroa

Restaurant Manager
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