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Yujo Izakaya

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36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
+256 794 289856
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening here, it's a good place. The atmosphere and food is superb. We wil return.

Helpful?
Thank NickAtherton
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear Nick, thanks for the visit and the support! Please don't forget to pair your meal with our new selection of Sake and Craft Beers from Japan!! More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I am no expert in Japanese food but I thought the food was very well executed. I had delicious prawn tempura and chicken teriyaki. The best aspect of this restaurant is the outdoor terrace overlooking a peaceful garden. Need to book in the evening. We went early (7pm) and it was OK so the staff was not too busy.

Helpful?
Thank elodiegg
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Hi Elodiegg, and we're glad you enjoyed two of our best sellers "Chicken Teriyaki" and "Prawn Tempura!" Did you know the sauce for the teriyaki is made in house from craft soy sauce, sake (rice wine), and miron (special rice vinegar) imported by us from the Kansai region in Japan? The batter for the prawn tempura is from Japan as... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We went to Yujo unsure of what to expect. After all, we weren't too sure about the quality of sushi in a land-locked country. Much to our surprise, the experience was great! The ambience and setting was nice. We sat outside on the balcony, and we were well looked after. The lighting and decor of the restaurant was particularly good... More 

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Thank drockbo
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

It's an honour to have your approval drockbo!! Coming from Capetown (one of our Favourite seafood hotspots in Africa), this really means a lot to us! Please do try out new selection of Japanese craft Sake, Craft Beers, Plum Wine, and more then let us know what you think! More 

Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of our regular "go to" restaurants. The service is good with a pleasant atmosphere. The food has always been top quality. The sushi sashimi selection is great, but the tempura prawns are to die for. It is not just sushi, their teryaki beef or chicken is wonderful. My only minor complaint is that if you have cooked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike S
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to say a few kind words about Yujo Izakaya! We are happy you've stayed with us all this time, and are excited to hear from you about what we have in store this year! (We currently have a massive consignment of food and beverage items from Japan that you can take home to use in... More 

Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Perhaps the problem with being highly rated and pricey is that customers expect more. I was disappointed! Staff seemed reluctant to serve us, got our drinks order wrong and brought a bill that was too high by 100k. Since we spent 400 thou on dinner for 5, I was disappointed to find I needed something to eat when we left.

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Thank Chris W
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Chris, you are right. With increasing volumes and demand, we have been hearing, especially so in these last weeks, that our service and some other things need attention. I have informed the management on the ground about your incident (and several others), and we are working on avoiding such situations in the future. What I can ask of you is... More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband and I went to Yujo for diner on 03 February to celebrate a special occasion. On our previous visits we have really enjoyed the food at this relatively expensive restaurant and this is why we chose to go there. The experience that evening was in complete contrast to our earlier visits there and simply unbelievable. It was a... More 

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Thank rashminakhooda
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Good evening, I am one of the shareholders and would like to sincerely apologize for the poor handling of this situation. Whether is was due to a poorly finished dish, or the selection of seafood, we accept full responsibility and would like to make it right (the correct way). If you are willing to give us another chance, please get... More 

paris
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Californie rolls were tasteless. The philadelhia rolls were good. The restaurant is very nice so are the employees. I might go back there to check if I was unlucky : )

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Thank cp38
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, and we're sorry that the California rolls were not up to par:( We have been using Malindi live crab in our California rolls and have recently switched to the industry standard "crab stick" due to popular demand. As funny as it may sound, this has been a particularly complicated plate to figure out for our clients.... More 

New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The fresh fish options can be limited--always ask to see the fish before ordering sushi or sashimi--but the hot dishes are always delicious. Tempura is a sure thing. An heroic effort this far from the sea!

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Thank lakshmi88
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

We wish we were right in the beach so we could offer you more options from the wonderful East African coast!! Thanks for you kind words, and appreciation. Which hit dishes were your Favourite? Which seafood or specific fish would you like to see that wasn't available during your visit? Please do let us know here or email me directly... More 

Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The sushi is good. The variety is good. Only refuge for sushi fans in kampala. However the bathrooms need to be sorted out.

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Thank Qnanty1
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our sushi and found it good. Please drop me an email and let me know what we can do to make it "great" for the next time. Any comments you may have we would appreciate extremely (hanif@yujo.ug). Also, about the bathrooms. Agreed. We have been struggling with the contractor, I'm gonna show him this review and... More 

Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Has a very nice setting, quiet, good for business meetings. Indeed their sushi is very good, totally recommend to try it. Still, don't make the mistake to order dessert... Otherwise, the service is ok...

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Thank Isabelle M
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Izakaya, responded to this review

Oooooh, we are dying to hear your comments on dessert. In private pretty please!!!! (Hanif@yujo.ug) So, we have just begun baking in 2016. We started with burger buns, and moved onto cakes and tarts in September. Please email me with which specific dessert which you had and the specifics on it's badness. Be completely honest, and we shall offer you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?