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Iori Japanese Restaurant

41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6257 2334
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sashimi” (29 reviews)
“bento box” (10 reviews)
“tonkatsu” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant. Reminded us of several places we went to in Japan. The gyozas were small but flavorful and served fried not steamed. The steak tataki was very good, and the dragon roll is tasty. The staff are excellent. I'd very happily return.

Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iori is quite simply a first class Japanese restaurant. As soon as you walk inside, it feels like being transported to a restaurant in Tokyo. The restaurant looks and feels like a traditional Japanese experience with lighting, seating and music commensurate with being immersed directly...More

1  Thank Dennis919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, great warm house sake and fresh ingredients. The waiting staff knows what goes well and whilst the restaurant is small it is cosy. They often have specials going and it's a great way to be adventurous and share dishes. Tip is to either...More

Thank 639abbie
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided we wanted to go to Japanese to celebrate our wedding anniversary. After minimal research on the internet I came across Iori. Looks can be deceiving, from the street it doesn't look much but step inside and you're taken away into...More

1  Thank Gabrielle C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love Japanese food, and this was more authentic than most Japanese places outside of Japan that I know. We had the sushi for two, and added tempura vegetables, and it was a very generous portion, The food was very good, though I did not...More

1  Thank moratderech
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service from staff, super taste sensations with all the dishes we tried. Nothing I didn't like. What more can I say!

1  Thank Gulliesgirl
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem, so glad I tried this restaurant. Went for dinner and had their Dinner Bento box. So delicious. Went back next to tried their special Lunch Bento box. Great value. Authentic Japanese food served. All the staff were super friendly. Will definitely return when...More

1  Thank Angela W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The food is genuine Japanese with the cooking style the same as in Japan. Sushi, sashimi dishes are too die for

Thank John G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Hidden away, but 'back to basics' Japanese. We enjoyed all our dishes, and were happy with the quality and great tasting food. Maybe a little pricey compared to some others, but the food was worth it. Definitely return.

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Japanese food here is adequate from a Canberra perspective, but it is not very authentic. None of the staff are Japanese, no one knew anything about the sakes on the menu or their associated flavours, a waitress spilt soy sauce all over my grey...More

Thank Pearce D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 2334
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