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Yamamori Izakaya

#261 of 1,977 Restaurants in Dublin
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12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 645 8001
17:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, really good variety, portions were pretty decent size, great atmosphere and service. Can't believe it's been in Dublin for years and I have only just discovered it. Will definitely be back.

Thank gill_b718
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Gill_b718, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear you have finally found us. We do hope we will see you again soon over the Christmas period. Yamamori Izakaya Team More 

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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place to come for tasty food. not sure i would come back. a lot of garlic in the dishes. very good service and friendly and a nice atmosphere.

2 Thank Fergus K
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Fergus K, Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you thought our food was tasty and service was good. I do hope you will return to give us another shot. I can promise you we have many many tasty dishes for you to try. Yamamori Izakaya More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there yesterday with my friend and we were happily surprised by the quality of the food compared to the prices on the menu ! The atmosphere set up as well as the music makes it a really cosy place to eat with anyone. Thumbs up for the barman with the Vans t-shirt 👍

Thank Lelou V
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Lelou V, Thank you for your lovely review, We do love our Jappas and sushi menu and we are really happy to hear you enjoyed them too. I will pass on your thanks to the barman in the van t-shirt. Hope to see you again soon, Izakaya Team More 

Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quirky restaurant is great for a meal with friends, family or even going solo! With a very broad menu, there's plenty to choose from. Lots of the classics (gyoza, pancakes, tempura etc) aswell as sushi! The flavours were to die for, didn't want the meal to end. Service was great, the staff are all very friendly. Your setting can... More 

Thank Faithyh
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Faithyh, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We love hearing feedback on our restaurant especially when it is feedback like yours. We do hope you come back again soon for some more bites and maybe even a few cocktails. Thanks again, Yamamori Izakaya Team More 

New York City, New York
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was around the neighbor so I decided to give it a shot, place have great atmosphere, amazing food and service. would definitely come back. Price is average, spend around 40 euro for 2 plates of Sushi/Dim Sum and a drink.

Thank Andy T
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Andy T, Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you popped in to us and enjoyed it. We would love to have you back anytime for some more Dim Sum and maybe a few drinks. Thanks again, Yamamori Izakaya More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried the one across the road once and left disappointed after hearing so many good reviews. Tried this two weeks ago and it was fantastic. Had the ribs, duck pancakes and a portion of ebi tempura masago. I had a lemonade that was made like a mojito and my girlfriend had a cocktail after some excellent recommendations from our server.... More 

Thank Andrew M
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Andrew M, Thank you for your review, We are so happy your tried us after our sister restaurant, as we say there is a Yamamori for everyone :) We love to hear you enjoyed our Jappas and hopefully we will see yourself and your girlfriend again soon. Yamamori Izakaya More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely place to eat - always great food, huge variety and always very busy. Cool decor and comfortable place for catching up with friends.

Thank Jennifer C
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer C, Thank you for the review, delighted you enjoy our place for a good catch up with friends. Hopefully we will see you over Christmas to do just that. Yamamori Izakaya More 

Leinster, Ireland
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a surprise family occasion - we all turned out for a birthday meal, and we had a good night. The food and drink were fine, cooking and ingredients, no complaints. It was enjoyable. There were a few little niggles though. Probably the most important one was that the waitress seemed to forget some dishes and they did not... More 

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Thank Gerard H
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Gerard H, Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear you felt our menu was lacking the style in which we serve our food is casual and perfect for sharing however they do all arrive as they are ready. I apolagise if some dishes took longer than others. We will be happy to send it in a... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure why anyone would go here anymore price is wrong at least 33% more than competitors, got the expensive fish bento and it was a joke at the price 2 tiny bits of fish three sushi made with black rice and a miso with a bowl of black rice and a cup of coffee I think they should warn... More 

Thank Yanfangao
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Yangfangao, I am very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. I do believe you were in one of our sister restaurants and not Izakaya as we do not serve a Bento. I will however pass on your comments to Yamamori Noodles to review. I can assure you we do not want any of our customers to feel... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was seated by a very cute bearded guy who happily moved me to a window seat when I requested it. Loved the helpful waitress with the Spanish accent who was so helpful. Amazing food and atmosphere. Will be back

Thank darren f
Yamamori D, Manager at Yamamori Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Darren F, Thank you for your review, I will pass on the lovely comments to my staff. They will be delighted to have been helpful to you. Hope to see you again soon, Izakaya More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-13 South Great Georges Street | D2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 645 8001
YAMAMORI IZAKAYA, located at 12-13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, in what was originally Ireland's very first cafe. This old Bewleys building boasts original oriental style decor with a twist. Enjoy the 1940's Chinese and Japanese beer ads and movie posters with a great Asian beer or rice wine, and try our dublin famous homemade Izakaya burger. After your meal we have a lounge downstairs where you can catch a nice Izakaya Lycee cocktail, and enjoy some modern sounds from Dublin's up and coming DJ's.

Downstairs is a Japanese style drinking house, serving small Japanese style pub food dishes with great Japanese whiskeys, beers and sake.

Come for food or drinks, chill out and listen to some urban lounge deep and soul tunes.

The Izakaya has a retro easy going atmosphere and is open 7 days a week from 17:30 and is available for private bookings.

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