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Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar

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56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 2692
Today
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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If there is a nil rating option, I would certainly select that. Don't waste your stomach space on the food, you probably won't be able to finish it anyway. We ordered yakiniku and teriyaki beef don, and both tasted the same? Can't imagine teriyaki sauce being this salty and the beef slices were dry and tough.

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Thank zeekxx
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come here for dinner a few times and they never fail to impress - we love the sushi here. The dragon rolls, seaweed salad and salmon maki are beautifully presented and taste even better! We've been here for both a sit down meal and take away, and the service is great either way. Definitely the place to go... More 

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Thank PoppyHenderson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the special sushi with their secret mayonaise and chicken for something different. Food was very fast to arrive and tasty Tofu as well.

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Thank janandbill88
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern and filled with happy student types, the food is excellent and tasty. The staff are prompt and easy going with a smile. The seating can be on a bench type or tables and it wasn't noisy. Easy to find off the street and food came out on time. Great meal.

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Thank Roger L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

WOW! The Japanese here is amazing! Not only is it fresh and not to mention delicious. But it is also an amazing price. Good position in Dunedin and some of the best sushi I've ever tasted. Caters for most dietary requirements as well. Overall this is an amazing restaurant and would advise anyone to go there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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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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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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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?