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Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar

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56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 2692
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to the Octagon. The restaurant was busy when I came in for lunch. The staff seemed to be efficient but lacking customer care which was okay because the place was packed. I recommend sitting upstairs which has a more peaceful atmosphere than downstairs. The sushi platter was excellent but the serving size of the curry was not enough... More 

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Thank robert_the_third
Dunedin, New Zealand
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm biassed as I think I'm addicted to their Tempura vegetable Udon, but their other dishes are fresh, simple, tasty and very good value. Decent wine and beer selection, but the rice tea or Sake are probably better choices.

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Thank MobileKiwi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until now I have been a regular patron of Jizo -particularly with large family groups. With the recent change of ownership the food has improved and there is plenty to select from. However - and call me old-fashioned - but part of the dining experience is enjoying the atmosphere and the overall 'vibe' of the place. On this last occasion... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Was there for lunch today with a friend and again experienced fantastic service and great food. Staff are always happy to offer suggestions when I want to try something different, the atmosphere is great, the variety of GF food is exceptional and I know that when they say it's GF it will be with no problems. Whether I eat in... More 

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Thank Rachael m
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visited Jizo for the first time since the revamp and relaunch. Food was much much better than i remember from previously and the service was impeccable. Food arrived super fast !! Menu was very varied and was i was pleasntly suprised at how cheap it was !! Best Japanese in Dunedin

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Thank tomhenbery
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love this place like fat kids love food, actually any ne who love fresh tasty - sad service - but for is excellent- try chicken bite sushi 😊

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Thank Krystle Q
Dunedin, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great busy spot with super efficient service and great food,a real range of people providing a great dining experience

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Thank 09Allan
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Am a frequent customer of Jizo with my partner. We only get the teriyaki chicken don with extra mayo it is very affordable and a very busy restaurant in town. Food comes out extremely quick and the staff are always really friendly.

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Thank Jaz C
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went for dinner for my birthday with about 10. All very easy. Cannot book unless it is a large number of people but you can almost always get a seat (even when its really busy) great value for money and the Jizo sushi balls are to die for! will definitely be back. love this place.

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Thank brooklynmiddleton
Nerw Zealand
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10 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Staying with family who live in Dunedin and this is where they go for birthdays etc. Staff are very good at explaining the menu too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 2692

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