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135 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-470 1155
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have a deep love for Japanese style curry. Jitsu has the best I've ever eaten - especially if you get the katsu chicken curry. Rich, flavorful, and very satisfying. Their katsudon is also outstanding if curry isn't your thing!

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Thank Lindsay D
Clive, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is sitting on some great dishes. We love Japanese food and searched hard for somewhere that did more than Sushi. The Jitsu does deliver this. The restaurant itself is not particularly special but in amongst the dishes are some good finds. The sashimi had wonderfully fresh fish and the 'Boat' is a visual delight.

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Thank Jacquie-and-Ski
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sort of a Japanese style restaurant, but not in a real Japanese taste. If to save the budget is a good choice, but not for the delicious food seekers. I have been to some Japanese restaurants in New Zealand I think it is the worst one I have ever visited, I would not recommend and won't visit again. 看起來是一間日本餐廳,但嚐起來並不是日本廚師做的食物;如果是為了節省荷包還可以,但不是老饕的首選。我在紐西蘭去過的日本餐廳,這大概是比較糟的日本餐廳吧!我個人並不推薦

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Thank Ta-wei L
Melbourne, Australia
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465 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad to have popped in here for the bento box. We ordered 4 different bentos ... all were good ... tastewise and pricewise! And so were the quantity! This place was packed with the lunch crowd plus there was a constant flow of customers coming in for takeaways. Highly recommended!

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Thank HotEarth
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the chicken karage bento box and my husband's favourite is katsu curry. Never been disappointing in the quality and taste of food from here. The ambiance is nice with light music.

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Thank Adra_NZ
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We have eaten here three times because the food is good along with the price. Drinks are expensive but you can bring your on bottle for a $5 corkage fee. If you like Japanese food don't miss this.

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Thank hbcounter
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic customer service, very polite and attentive waiter, and even better food!! The price is also very good for the large portions they serve!! Definitely recommend.

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Thank Vishant S
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had sushi rolls, tempura and a beef platter. Seriously good. Service efficient. Busy at dinner, make a reservation.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tel Aviv, Israel
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food at very reasonable prices. We have been in hundreds of Japanese restaurants and The Jitsu has been on of the best. Fresh fish creative dishes and 10 out of 10 for service.

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Thank a h
Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Always have great food here that is well priced. It is often a request from my partner to go here. Great place to have a byo with a group of friends.

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Thank southerncityslicker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-470 1155

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