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#48 of 1,380 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Riva di Reno 39/f, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 271132
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Bologna, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Located in the city centre, the restaurant is really good and the atmoshpere is relaxed, fancy and quite exclusive. The food is really good. I think is the best Japanese restaurant in town but the price is quite expensive. You should reserve as it's often fully booked. Forget to have dinner here during the weekend without a reservation. They also... More 

Thank Il_morale_sui_tacchi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

In my opinion the quality of food, location and service make It the best Japanese restaurant in Bologna

Thank Alice G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

No doubt this is the best place to eat sushi in the city. I came here dozens of times and always found great food and great service. Actually, the only time I have not been completely happy was on a sunday, on february 28. I remember cause it was my in laws' anniversary, and we went there for lunch. However,... More 

Thank Monia T
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Let me be perfectly clear... the food served in this place is: freshly made clean well presented refined truly spectacular.

Thank KenzoMatsuda
Bologna, Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

If you have enough of the all you can eat sushi restaurants and you like to taste fresh, well prepared sushi you have to visit this restaurant. This all a carte sushi restaurant has a nice atmosphere, a great variety of dishes and the staff is professional. Even for people who don't like to eat raw fish they have plenty... More 

Thank Kirsteneijkelenboom
Paris, France
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

The sushi is really fresh and everything is delicious. It's not an all you can eat kind of place, so it's a bit more expensive than other places, but it's really worth it. The service is nice and the décor is interesting and authentic. You should definitely make a reservation, as in most restaurants in italy. Plus, it's really close... More 

Thank Julia M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Set your expectations straight before coming here. Obviously, will never be as good as Jap restaurants in other more Jap populated European cities like London. However, would recommend a try if you are looking to escape from pizza / pasta ! I had the rice bowl with tempura vegetables/prawns which was excellent. Good presentation, staff polite. Book in advance as... More 

Thank Born-To-Travel8888
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

This understated, dimly lit restaurant is a great antidote to the all-you-can-eat normalcy of Bologna's sushi restaurant scene. It's proper sushi with a good selection of sashimi and a reasonable price tag for good fish. Its not cheap, it's not all cream cheese and deep fried, so there will be some disappointed people... but for real Japanese food this is... More 

Thank adventures_with_bob
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Just had lunch here today, had been in Italy for 5 days and were looking for a change, especially if you are used to mainly eating Asian food. Quite nice and peaceful settling, around 10-15min walk from centre of bologna but right near the apartment we rented. Staff spoke enough English to allow us to order what we wanted. Food... More 

Thank congo05
Bologna, Italy
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Beautiful elegant place, great food, not cheap but the food is worth what you pay (around 35€ all included), the best in town in my opinion.

Thank Silvia1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva di Reno 39/f, 40122 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Porto
  • Neighbourhood: Porto
  • Phone Number: +39 051 271132
Higashi e la meta prescelta da tutti coloro che vogliono immergersi nelle atmosfere essenziali della cucina asiatica. E' un locale che punta alla cucina giapponese ma anche a quella thailandese, cinese e di Singapore, per dare un assaggio dell'Oriente a Bologna.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?