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“Decent sushi, great decor and friendly service”
Review of Izanagi

Izanagi
Ranked #12 of 226 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: ith a mind-blowing, sophisticated and simply the best Japanese cuisine in Lagos, Izanagi is the ideal location for Asian food lovers. Whether you’re planning a business meeting, a romantic rendezvous or a gathering with your friends, Izanagi is simply the best place to savour Japanese cuisine in a zen environment. Our menu is uniquely creative and extensive. With a large variety of meals ranging from noodle dishes, shrimp dumplings, several types of salad to marinated steak dishes, teppanyaki and of course sushi, the very best Japanese flavors are made at Izanagi. You will certainly be spoiled for choice. Whenever you crave Japanese food in Lagos, Izanagi is there for you to capture the real essence of the Japanese culture. Eat-in and take-out are both available options to satisfy your requirements.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Decent sushi, great decor and friendly service”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went there on a Thursday night and ordered a 33 piece plate to share, some spicy salmon, some tempura and some beef udon soup. Everyone loved their meal except for the tempura that was ok but the batter was a little bit too heavy. The food was fresh, which is important when you are talking about raw fish! The quality was great and the plates were well presented. Definitely worth the visit if you are a sushi fan living in Lagos. They have a huge selection and everything was well presented. The decor is modern with lovely with purple wallpaper and faux suede turquoise chairs. A little bit pricey but overall, a must try!

  • Visited July 2014
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Super food, fun cocktails, painfully slow service”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good ambience as we took our table in a not too bust saturday. the menu looked good and someone had recommended a particular cocktail with fresh mango and pepper. the waiter said it takes up to 15 minutes - but we waited 40! So, a hot tip is ring ahead and order your cocktail when you are on your way! Seriously, it was fresh and different and the food was eclectic asian with a few twitches (one weird 'asian fusion plaintain' dish did not work) of a very high standard. Service was ok but slow (thankfully the food was not as slow as the cocktails) and the prices reasonable in an unreasonable city so overall it was definitely a yes to going back again. Watch out as last orders are pretty early 9.30 or so.

  • Visited July 2014
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Only been once, last year”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

With a few friends on a Saturday Lunch time. Really need to go again. Good company, good food, good service and good wine. (quite a lot if i remember correctly)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank IanBrown1311
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not up to scratch”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went to Izanagi for a romantic night out with the Mrs. As a former resident of Japan and with all the hype surrounding this place, I was looking forward to an exceptional Japanese meal. It was disappointing from the the start with watery miso soup for my starter. My sashimi main tasted washed out and lifeless. I have had better in this here Lagos. Doubtful I will be going back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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“Wow! Great place for sushi. I can see why it's No.1 in Lagos”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Just been to Izanagi for lunch and was mightily impressed.
Very hard to criticise the place. The service, the food, the atmosphere and even the price was very good. It's not cheap but then sushi isn't anywhere.

5 pcs Salmon Sashimi, 5 pcs of Tuna Sashimi, 2 pcs Octopus Nigiri, 2 pcs Spicy Salmon Maki (which was excellent), Miso Soup and a glass of house white was NGN 10,000 (about GBP35).

The best I can say is that I will definitely be going back next time I'm in town.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert P
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