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Japanese, Fast food, Asian
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All reviews katsu curry rice sushi beef haymarket metro station ordered the chicken quick service piping hot nice food portion sizes be visiting again students newcastle wagamama
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Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

I ordered the chicken teriyaki and it was grey and horrible, it could have been pork im not sure it was that bad. The rice was stale and veg was tasteless. To top it of it gave my food poisoning so I will not be...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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ShiJo-Management, Owner at Shijo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2021

Hi Richard, We are sorry to learn about your recent visit to shijo has been a disappointing one. Let alone an alleged food poisoning. We just wish to assure all you and all our customers that we do have a HACCP policy in place and...More

Reviewed 12 October 2020

Shijo is one of mine and my boyfriends favourite places to go, after we found out about it well over a year ago it became a weekly date!!! The food is always better than amazing and we always get so giddy when we go, highly...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

I come here all the time for lunch as they have the nicest katsu chicken curry, you get a really good size portion too and the price is fantastic! Would recommend everyone to try and you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Shijo is the perfect place for a filling and cheap lunch, especially if you’re a student! For £5.50 you can get a huge bowl of Katsu curry with rice/noodles and it’s soooo delicious. The selection of food is great considering how small it is and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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ShiJo-Management, General Manager at Shijo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2020

Hi olives, Thanks so much for your legendary feedback as well. We are thrilled to know you have enjoyed our food and services. Please can you contact nikki@shijocafe.co.uk as we would like to show our appreciation. Many thanks.

Reviewed 8 October 2020

Great environment, very vibrant and artsy. The curry is my favorite so saucy and amazing . Loads of food for the price. 10/10

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Unbelievable little restaurant, delicious food and always quick service. Become one of my favourite food places to visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Shijo's has the best Japanese food in Newcastle for the price, would hands down come here over wagamama or umai mi. Good portion sizes, incredible taste and awesome team! So glad my friend introduced me here all those years ago! (I can still hear you...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

I discovered Shijo whilst at Newcastle Uni, and I am so thankful I did! I will go to this restaurant at least once a week. The food is so cheap (only £5.50 for their famous chicken katsu curry) and incredibly yummy. I can’t recommend this...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

I was greeted very rudely when I walked in and on top of that the ‘grilled teriyaki chicken’ was absolutely awful. Grey in colour... I couldn’t eat it. I’d never go back and I never usually post a bad review. Waste of money.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ShiJo-Management, General Manager at Shijo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Hi 820nikkig, Thanks for your time reviewing shijo. I am quite surprised by your judgement and also, quite relieved as its not pink or undercooked. As we marinate our chicken in teriyaki sauce, hence the slightly tanned colour. Please do come in, we are happy...More

Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Can never go wrong with some sushi for lunch! 🍣 Especially when it’s Shijo’s amazingly tasty crispy chicken sushi rolls. This is my go to meal every time I come to this place (usually the one just off from Ellison Place) & I highly recommend...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Aria R
4 February 2021|
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Response from ShiJo-Management | Property representative |
Hi Aria, Thanks for your question. We serve halal beef and halal chicken. Our pork meatballs are done separately from chicken and beef. They don't share the same fryer. Many thanks
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10 December 2019|
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Response from Bibcay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don’t know. Ask the staff when your there
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shijo

  • Yes, Shijo offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Shijo offers delivery services.

  • Shijo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5