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Kappa Ya

#138 of 351 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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4 Middle Street | Mews, Galway, Ireland
+353 86 354 3616
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 13:00 - 21:30
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Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
472 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your into Japanese food step into a huge choice delicious variety of dishes here sourced from Japan tasted good and wash it down with the glass of wino.

Thank Anna N
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice japanese food and drink. Not to mention, in my opinion the nicest coffee in all of Galway. If you like coffee then the particular kind of coffee they do at this japanese cafe ('Sumiyaki Coffee' is what its called) is totally what you want. They also do very nice japanese teas as well (I recommend the Hoji-cha tea,... More 

Thank dannycillumini
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch. Ordered the most expensive lunch which was the beef special which was priced at €16.50. Barely any meat in the dish. My companion who ordered the same dish felt the same. Very strange. Don't know what chef/management are thinking pricing the dish at 16.50. Felt hard done by. Waiter was helpful and friendly however and restaurant situated... More 

Thank BernieTuirseach
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started really well with some lovely Maki sushi rolls but that was as good as it got. Two chicken dishes off the tapas style menu were completely inedible because of the amount of chicken fat and fatty chicken skin. Spent all of last night hugging the toilet bowl, sickening, will never be going back. American waitress unhelpful and didnt seem... More 

Thank rundmc16
Borgosesia, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I came here so many times for lunch and it's always perfect. From the restaurant itself, that is tiny and really cosy, where you can relax and enjoy your meal, to the food.. delicious, well cooked and so tasty! The fish is so fresh, directly from the market and the chicken.. I must say it's the best I ever eat.... More 

Thank Silvia G
Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It seems anyone can make good sushi but serving real Japanese food does not happen often if ever. With this small and absolutely lovely exception. I've been to Japan, I ate their food so I know. The miso soup transported my tastebuds and my mind back to Japan. I ate fantastic tempura and when I think about it I want... More 

Thank Ola D
Galway, Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have been dining in Kappa Ya since the day it opened. The food is out of this world, and is now a default lunchtime treat for the whole family. Each dish is cooked to order, so is as fresh as fresh can be

Thank mrs_fahy
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were looking for a restaurant in Galway on a saturday night. Everything was completely full, apart from this beautiful restaurant. We still don't understand why there were empty tables. The food was very good and affordable. We both had the chicken teriyaki, which we can definitely recommend. We had spent the whole summer in Japan and we can definitely... More 

Thank Lucia G
kappa-ya, マネージャー at Kappa Ya, responded to this review

Hi Lucia, Thank you for your lovely comment. We are happy in being able to her that you enjoyed your dinner with us. The restraint is actually little known, being honest... Please bring your friends next time and probably better making a reservation as we are the small restaurant that easily get full especially weekends ! More 

Townsville, Australia
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Kappa Ya Japanese restaurant in Middle Street is a gem. Great food, great service and a nice wine list. Enjoy!

Thank A-Reel
kappa-ya, マネージャー at Kappa Ya, responded to this review

Hi A-Reel, I'm glad you have found our wine list ! There aren't many ranges, but they are all selected by the chef to go with our food. Looking forward to seeing you next time again ! More 

Mougins, France
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is ok - I had the Teriyaki Salmon with rice, miso soup and 3 starters selected by the chef. It's ok - worth a try, but not memorable. Staff are lovely, service was very good. I guess I was expecting more given the reviews.

kappa-ya, マネージャー at Kappa Ya, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, RISLV. That is a shame that you didn't fully enjoy the dinner you had. Sometimes special course dinner event is held at the restaurant. I guess it would be more memorable (hopefully!). More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Middle Street | Mews, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 86 354 3616

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