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“Disappointing”
Review of Japanika

Japanika
Ranked #315 of 716 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Sushi
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I went to the Japanika in Cinema City Jerusalem. It just opened and was clearly in need of some good management. The service was very slow, food was very bland, the music was ridiculously loud and the only thing that arrived promptly was the cheque. Not going back there in a hurry!!

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Hebrew first
  • Russian first
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English first
Jerusalem, Israel
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“NOT recommended if you have allergies!”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is located in a great area near the new train station and Emek Refaim. We were disappointed however at the lack of flexibility of the restaurant to tweek certain dishes such as using rice noodles for a dish (because of an egg allergy) instead of egg noodles- a request that was immediately fulfilled at Sushi Rechavia down the road. The main thing that worried us was asking for a dish that is normally sprinkled on top with peanuts, to be served without the sprinkling. We explained that we have an allergy to peanuts and this was written down and supposedly relayed to the chef preparing the dish. We received our food and began eating. We quickly realised that there were infact peanuts all over the food and promptly called over a waitor. This was a serious and potentially devastating mistake. The food was swapped without a sincere appology, leaving us with a decision to never come back here again! This said, for those without the allerigies or special requests, the food was fine but nothing particularly special.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Emma Z
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