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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

An excellent meal, we ordered a real selection of dishes and all were equally good. It was very popular and service was very efficient. My advice would be to order courses as you want them as it can feel overwhelming if they arrive at the...same time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

I ordered £42.35 worth of of sushi.. I rang just to ask for a sachet of extra ginger... They were trying to ask for extra money also trying to trade in a sachet of sauce unbelievable, the sushi was very good, but cold and hot...sushi put in the same container and sent out is not good the California roll was warm 🥴 i wont be ordering againMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Previously I have given Aburi an unfavourable review. However, since this review, I have visited and am pleased to say that they have made huge improvements, mainly on the staff service. The two men who waited on our table were attentive, welcoming and smiling. This...has made my dining experience so much more enjoyable! The food was served quickly, tasted fresh and was delicious. Well done Aburi for listening to your customers and making a massive improvement on your customer service!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

Great selection of dishes. Great food. Food came put piping hot quickly! The staff offer a friendly service. Great value for money!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

First time here and what a great time we had , excellent food & the Plum wine was great. Enjoyed the whole experience and would Jinny recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Have been going to Aburi since moving to Colchester in 2017. This is easily the best Japanese cuisine place in town, even with several competitors having moved in. A menu with lots of choice and good value options, as well as the restaurant giving you...a flavour of traditional decor. I have just got back from being in Japan for over 2 weeks, so hopefully that gives some weight to my review :) So glad the town has this characterful little place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023 via mobile

I visited Aburi with my daughters for a get together and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our meal…we enjoyed chicken teriyaki bento box, deep fried oysters, vegetable tempura, pork bibimbap and duck gyoza dumplings. All delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you Aburi!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing, the service was attentive and quick! My mum and I popped in today for an impromptu late lunch and had really enjoyable bento box . We also opted for some sides . All the food was delicious especially the Tonkatsu !...Our waitress was fantastic and really polite . The food came really quickly and she checked we were happy with the food . I will definitely be visiting again .More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Visited based on TripAdvisor reviews. I was a little worried as we went with friends and a few reviews mentioned that the front of house was unfriendly/ rude. I'm pleased to say that we didn't experience this, the service was friendly, knowledgeable, taking time to...explain dishes ensuring we didn't over order.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant regularly since it opened, sometimes on my own, many times with family to celebrate a special occasion. Usually the staff are friendly but I have noticed on the last 4 visits, the customer service level has dropped considerably. The...staff lack genuine warmth and friendliness. The waiter is curt and comes across as rude when speaking to you and the waitress looked absolutely fed up. Not a nice atmosphere for the resataurant. I did not feel welcome on arriving or appreciated for my custom on leaving. This has left me frustrated as the food here is very good, but even that has disappointed me of late. The restaurant no longer takes pride in the presentation of the dishes! I sincerely hope the management take note of my complaint, as this restaurant used to be lovely. Despite not enjoying my dining experience previously, I reluctantly took my son at his request as its the only place close to me that offers sushi on the menu. I was hoping with each visit, the staff attitude would improve but Im sad to say this has not happened. This restaurant is no longer a pleasant experience for me.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

I have been to Aburi twice in the last month and have to say the food is absolutely outstanding. However on both occasions I have left feeling quite upset and disheartened at the way the staff have treated me. On both occasions they were dismissive...towards me and if I spoke to them they would completely ignore me. Last night, a waiter was walking past and I said politely “I think we are ready to order now please” and he completely ignored me and went and told one of his colleagues to take my family’s order instead. They were both laughing to themselves. It made me and my family feel very uncomfortable and confused. The last time I came to the restaurant with a group of friends we all received exactly the same treatment. Being blatantly ignored if we asked a question to a member of staff. For example, a friend of mine asked if they could have a glass of water and the same waiter completely ignored her. But then returned about 10 minutes later and thrusted a glass of water at her. So it wasn’t like he didn’t hear us. I really do love this restaurant and the food is amazing. It’s just such a shame certain front of house staff let it down :(More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Booked a table here on a busy Friday night. Arrived a bit late due to traffic but they managed to still seat us thankfully! Food was delicious. Had some sushi to start and then some noodles and rice for main. All was delicious and would...definitely return in future. Would recommend the tempura prawns!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

Have been to Aburi multiple times and it can't be faulted. Great food each time and friendly, attentive staff. Would recommend for sushi lovers/ sushi first-timers!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

Great Japanese food! The name menu is great and have never had anything I haven’t enjoyed. The miso aubergine is a moorish delight that must be tried. Service is friendly and it always busy so has a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2022

We visited for my partner's birthday and it did not disappoint. We love Japanese food and we recently moved to the area. The service was great, the staff were attentive and continually cleaning up once customers left, they took pride (which you do not see...every day!). The food came pretty quickly, well presented and delicious. We are very happy this is on our doorstep and in an ideal and accessible place. We can't wait to visit again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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They have some veg dishes and veg sushi roll🙂 I have got take away menu and upload photos online to recommend .
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No, there isn't. Much as I might like the idea, this restaurant is about quality, not quantity.
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Yes, Aburi Japanese offers takeaway services.

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