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US$22 - US$37
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

We were recommended to try the sushi in Otaru and we weren’t disappointed. We booked using a booking app two places for lunch at the counter at Isezushi. We had the omakase menu. Our chef spoke a little English and could describe the sushi. Our...meal includes 16 pieces of sushi which was served in 50 minutes! The meal was good in that the portions were not too large so we did not feel too heavy after the meal. The sushi was very fresh. The price was also much cheaper than an equivalent meal in Tokyo. Worth trying if you are in Otaru but book counter seats.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 1 May 2019

There are many sushi restaurants in Otaru, but here is truly extraordinary. If you love sushi and if you will visit this city, you should drop in this restaurant. Otherwise you will be sorry for it later. In this restaurant, depending on the situation, you...can have a seat at the table or at the chef’s table. Of course, you can order one by one, but I recommend some Omakase meals (a type of meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef) because you can enjoy seasonal specialty. Don't forget reservation in advance ! For your information, there is anothe Isezushi in Oratu train station named 'Isezushi Otaru Station Branch'. This is a stand-and-eat sushi bar. **************************************************More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 6 February 2019

The sushi was very good! We had the nigiri set which came with 16 pieces of sushi. It was actually a very large and complete meal by itself. In hindsight we should not had order the additional starters dishes which 1. was too much food...and we were struggling to finish the last few pieces of sushi? 2. The starter dishes was very good too and I believe they distraught the taste buds and lessen the appreciation of the sushi set. It was a very popular restaurants and they were trying to maximize the turnaround. As such service was slightly rush. Staff spoke good English. It was a very good meal but it would have been an excellent one if we had only focus on the sushi and taken time to appreicate them at a slower pace.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We ordered the ¥6,300 Jun omakase set. It comes with 17 different types of sushi and rolls. There are snow crab, uni, scallop, chutoro, herring, snapper, squid, salmon roe, cod roe and razor clams, etc. All very nice and aged beautifully. We will definitely visit...again if we are back to Otaru! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We booked one month in advance for dinner but can only get lunch seating at counter. The décor and seating was comfortable and airy for this Michelin star restaurant. The chef was friendly and speaks some English. During lunch one can order sushi by piece...or set or omakase. We tried omakase and also set. It turn out to be several thousand yen on average for each person. The quality of the fish was good and fresh of course. I think it is worth revisiting for dinner for the more expensive and higher quality sushi. Lunch of course is value for money.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Fresh fish and shellfish sushi served with a great environment. Local Otaru beer was great. Every piece was exceptional.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great expectations since it was recommended by a very reliable friend. While the fish was alright the rice was very disappointing. Cold and hard as if it was overnight rice. I suspect this was made by the kitchen and no QC was done. Maybe restaurant...thought they could get away with it since we were foreigners. I rate our meal lower than that of Kaiten sushi. Felt really cheated since we structured our Otaru tour to include this meal.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Visited Isezushi with an advanced booking of a few months . Matching price and quality, premium sushi was served and priced reasonably. Would have gone there again if booking is not a problem

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This Sushi restaurant offers fine Sushi course at affordable price. This place was listed on micheline restaurant guide book a few years ago. very popular Sushi place in Otaru. You must make reservation before you come to Otaru. 北海道に詳しい友人のお勧めで1ヶ月前に事前に予約して伺いました。べビ連れだったので半個室にお席をご用意頂きました。子連れでカウンターはやっぱり難しいですが、高品質な本物の寿司店が子どもOKな時点で有り難いです。しっかりと仕事をしたネタを3皿に分けて魚→貝と甲殻類→軍艦巻きとストーリー仕立てで出して頂けて美味しいお鮨を堪能できました。

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant a month before our visit because my brother advised us. In fact, we visited here for lunch on weekdays,but all tables are reserved. Some reviewers weren't satisfied with the staff's attitude and service, but they are nice and explain about sushi...kindly in my case. Sushi is good quality so you have to try!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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2 July 2019|
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Response from nhholic | Reviewed this property |
According to Isezishi official webpage, they close every Wednesday and the first and second Tuesday in a month. Lunch time is between 11:30 to 15:00. Dinner time is between 17:00 to 21:00. They close at 20:00 on every... More
11 January 2019|
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Response from GEORGE P | Reviewed this property |
Less than an hour
1 April 2018|
Response from Yuri021986 | Reviewed this property |
You can't make a reservation online. If you'd like to book, you have to make a call. I'm not sure whether there is a staff who can speak English or not. It could be hard to make a reservation for dinner on weekend so you... More
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Isezushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5