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Yujo Izakaya

36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
+256 794 289856
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (108 reviews)
“gyoza” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy cosy Japanese restaurant and sushi bar with new Americanised menu. Nice terrace and with teppanyaki tables inside. Long bar with draught beers.

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was my first time .. at this place .. they offer a variety of Japanese cuisine, which was actually nice food but the customer service is lacking .. staff don't seem really motivated.. you need to do more customer service trainings for your staff.

Thank estar n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw the teppanyaki tables I was psyched. But alas, minimum of 4 needed to fire up the table. So I sat outside and then was asked to be part of a cooking contest...why not? Oh and I won. Then I ordered. I had...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Experience : lunch on a Sunday with few tables (3 or 4 tables, less than 8 guests). The pros : good and efficient service, very little waiting time between the dishes, generally nice staff. The cons : atmosphere of the restaurant has little to do...More

Thank Olivier B
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Yujo's for my son's birthday party. As the number given on the website was not available during the entire day, we made an online reservation (and received a confirmation). Arriving at the restaurant there was no table ready and we...More

1  Thank AnsdeJager
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Best sushi in Kampala! Nice atmosphere and good vibes! Frequently eat from yujo. Also great for evening drinks!!

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place has perfect atmosphere, great service, and perfect food. All staff is doing their best and have to say, they make one of the best Sushi, I had so far. Big ups for this place. I am more than happy to recommend it.

Thank bobesh23
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I love its secluded location away from the bustle and busy traffic of Kampala city. The service is on superb as the waiters and waitresses are always on hand. it is a homely hide-out suitable for business and family meetings and is also ideal for...More

Thank C8890HXbarbaraa
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As soon as we entered the restaurant I could tell that the staff were alert, greeting us and tending to other diners. We came with gifts for a birthday celebration and we were eagerly assisted with our packages to our reserved table. All evening the...More

Thank Chris W
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thanks for the kind words Chris! We are working with Chef Pandolfe who has emerged from apprenticeships at a great deal of famous Japanese restaurants around the world. Most notably including the original Iron Chef Morimoto who trained Chef Pandolfe over ten years ago at...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The food is nice, and the place is very nice. I feel like for a night out with friends it's very nice - good cocktail menu and a huge variety of Japanese beers to choose from. Food is nice. The only downside is that staff...More

Thank Isabel S
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi Isabel! Thank you for your nice comments. Especially the food, you said it's nice twice, so that makes us super happy:) Japanese beer list will keep getting bigger, you can stay tuned for this and another secret; for those few people that are reading...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 794 289856
  • E-mail
Yujo Izakaya is a Modern Japanese restaurant and tavern, located in the heart of Nakasero.

We specialize in Japanese RICE WINE and CRAFT BEERS, imported directly from Nara and Mito in Japan!

So when you come to visit us, please come thirsty!

Our restaurant features a hot kitchen and sushi bar, with fresh local ingredients, and many others sourced from all over the world!

We also now have LITTLE KOBE JAPANESE GROCERY for all your take home needs,including miso pastes, wasabi, japanese chocolate, little gifts, and more!
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