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Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar

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56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 2692
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in for a quick dinner on a busy evening, and the sushi ended up being the highlight of my day! The dragon rolls are delicious and the tempura shrimp perfectly crisp. The miso soup and seaweed salad are great too. A great place for a lunch date, a sit down dinner or just some quick take-away sushi!

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Thank PoppyHenderson
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jizo is our favourite go to option when we are dining in or taking out in Dunedin. The food is delicious and always consistent, the staff are fantastic and the service is second to none. Plus, it is very reasonably priced and you never have to wait very long. If you're looking for great Japanese, look no further! Jizo is... More 

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We weren't sure where we should eat, so we called our daughter, an ex Dunedin art student. Only one place to go, she said "Jizo". What a great meal, fabulous surrounding and full of young and old people. I'm sure the great value would be one attraction for the younger student types. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and with all... More 

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Thank ParadisePictures
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Hard to decide what to choose from great menu luckily there were six of us so we shared a variety of dishes Our favourite by far was one of the entree dishes deep fried tofu in teriyaki sauce which was so good we ordered more the kids loved the sushi so much we didn't get any Beautiful sashimi, crispy squid... More 

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Thank Lesley P
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for sushi and loved it. The salmon and avocado dragon rolls were perfect and all the ingredients tasted really fresh! The sesame seaweed salad was great too. Service was excellent, despite it being a busy Saturday evening. A top sushi bar!

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Thank PoppyHenderson
Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Probably the best sashimi, and freshest sushi I've found in Dunedin. I go there quite a bit and food is fairly consistent. Yeah atmosphere and service are nothing special, but the quality of the food makes up for it. I'd recommend sticking to ordering the sushi or sashimi, as hot meals that we have ordered have all been disappointing -... More 

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Thank spaghetti247
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Service was poor. We came in slightly at around 9:32pm to join our friends who had ordered us some food beforehand. The chef at the counter glared at us as we walked in and was visibly annoyed. Following that, my partner asked him whether we could buy a can of coke. The chef yelled at my partner saying the shop... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Service was slow that day, food was ok and ambience was ok. Certainly nothing special. I don't think I'd recommend to a friend.

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Thank Tim N
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We head to Jizo as a family every month or two. We all love the Chicken Teriyaki Sushi (Rice Balls with Chicken and Avocado) and often order the same things when we go there We prefer the older side with warmer lighting.

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Thank Jackiedee31
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went out to enjoy a lovely romantic dinner out, however that was not what we got at Jizo. Upon arrival we were seated at a 4 person table beside another couple. We order our entrees and these came out 20 minutes apart. When the people beside us left the manager then proceed to seat a group of 9 at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 2692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?