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Sushi Isakaya

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 89 29
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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17:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Sushi was just ok but Chef was really unfriendly! service there was poor. We won't go anymore. never!!

Thank Aya S
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Chef was so rude to scold us right at the entrance, that we did not even dare to step in, not mentioning to eat here something. It is unbelievable how one can treat his customers this way!

Thank Travelbee8800
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Heading says it all and i am not going to elaborate in detail. Service: OK Food: very lousy Price: high, eg expect to spend around ChF50 for a meal (without alcohol). Did we enjoy it? Unfortunately we did not. The California Maki was not palatable. Do we recommend it? Certainly not.

2 Thank Popopo1976
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We walked in with expectation to find some decent Japanese Sushi. Already by ordering I ask for a Ume in the Shochu and got some rude shouting at, that such thing does not exist in Japan ( a standard drink in the smallest Isakaya or Restaurant in Tokyo and Osaka...where they claim to come from). The food was less the... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Everything on the card is ready-made frozen stuff that the old Japanese owner can pull out from the freezer and defreeze everyday. The egg nigiri (Tamago) was not made in the shop but the purchased one that had been defrozen. Also the rice was overcooked and the ohitashi (spinach) did not fresh and seemed like an old batch had been... More 

5 Thank sherlyC78
Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

For a decent place in Zurich for "sushi" (not California rolls or some other Western influenced "Japanese food") in the heart of Zurich, this place is not too bad of a choice. Prices are "alright-ish" but my tip top choice is still Samurai, not as conveniently located in Kreis 4. It's never overly uncomfortably crowded, so ambiance to enjoy the... More 

Thank Chickskie
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725 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

I have been to Isakaya several times over the years. It used to be a small place with character that had decent sushi. In the meantime, the quality of the food has decayed to a point where I will not go back. Sushi was done sloppy and there was a weird aftertaste to the salmon reminiscent of a dirty cutting... More 

3 Thank icanhazsweetsokthx
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I had lunch with my friend on a Friday in May 2014. My first impression for this Japanese Restaurant is the wonderful location, which is just 2 minutes away from the main train station of Zürich. However, the decoration from outside cannot reach the level of well catching guest's eyes. The decorations inside are simple and drove my feeling to... More 

Thank Thomas D
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134 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

When this sushi place opened a few years ago it was smaller (they expanded next door about 3 years ago), the food was good, and the prices were fair. We have been here again -perhaps once a year- since and each time when we get the menu my wife and i look at each other and ask ..."have the prices... More 

2 Thank canswiss
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My review in short as its not worth to elaborate further: - Service is poor - Food is not good. The sushi rice was really tasteless and not sticking together. - Atmosphere is zero with very sterile surrounding - Price is extortionate All in all, save your money and go somewhere else where you at least have more atmosphere. Your... More 

2 Thank BasmaT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$104
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 43 344 89 29

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