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“Work in progress!”
Review of IZU

IZU
Ranked #318 of 2,733 Restaurants in Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Work in progress!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I'm a frequent visitor mostly during lunch hours as my residence is just across. The outlet is very new but they have a very dedicated Japanese owner and he is seen during most hours trying to do his bit.

The place is fairly small on the 2nd floor of South Point mall. The mall itself is well located but not the most well known as compared to the more established ones. But being right at Golf course road with quite a fair bit of expats and Japanese residents around should help in the long run.

I think it's always a challenge for a Japanese restaurant to firmly establish itself as the locals are still not familiar, and the pricing is another big hurdle as it is even more than offered elsewhere in cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok.

I believe they are marketing mostly on referrals but they need to offer attractive lunch sets and also include such popular items as California hand rolls.

All in all a restaurant that offers the genuine taste of Japan and have potential to do better provided it can rapidly build up a loyal following.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Pleasant experiment”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our weekends are usually devoted to scouting out international cuisine in the neighborhood and the South Point Mall in Gurgaon hosts a variety of them.

IZU is a relatively new entrant there and we probably timed our visit while they are still in the 'soft' opening phase. This effectively means that they are yet to be up to full speed on certain aspects like a license to serve alcohol but they have certainly captured the kind of ambiance one would associate with a Japanese restaurant.

Small but authentic right from the venerable Japanese gentleman who invites you in to the calming strains of piped music. Needless to say, the food was excellent. Not over-priced either.

We believe there is great potential here.

  • Visited August 2013
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