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Sushi Isakaya

Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 89 29
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible42%
11 Jul 2017
“sushi better at coop”
11 Jun 2017
“Tiny place but tasty sushi”
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Well, its overpriced, and low quality. I have been here once, never go back. The plates also just this cheep plastic, and he served the miso soup with a little coffee spoon. Terrible. And that miso soup had not a miso soup taste at all....More

Thank ragophotos
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This place is quite small but has really tasty sushi. Definetely recommended. There is mostly one older gut who takes the orders and also prepares the sushis. The sushis have fair prices. Since the place is small, it is worth to book in advance.

Thank eoez
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
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
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....More

2  Thank Popopo1976
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...More

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...More

5  Thank sherlyC78
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...More

Thank Chickskie
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...More

3  Thank ElHuevonComelon
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...More

Thank Thomas D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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