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34 Derekh Beit Lekhem, Jerusalem 9350401, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a lovely restaurant in Cinema City in Jerusalem. The food is Asian, tasty, fresh and a nice surprise at very reasonable prices. A good place for lunch or dinner but the business lunch is quite nice.

Thank Richard K
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife recently enjoyed a dinner at Japanika. We shared a starter of srping rolls and then split two entrees - a sushi combo and a spicy Thai curry udan noodle dish with tofu. The food was fresh, interesting a tasty. Service was a bit gruff and the staff pushed diners to eat int he front area of the restaurant... More 

Thank Micah S
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,186 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 757 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

...my experience was different than expected. Different is not bad just different. For example, I ordered the Chicken Samui (49 NIS/$12.75USD). The dish consists of Chicken breast with red curry, coconut milk, green beans, kohlrabi, peppers, mushrooms, spring onions and basil, served with steamed rice. I was expecting the rice to be a little stickier for lack of a better... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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272 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

...not so the last time. This time the service was prompt and efficient. The miso soup quite good and so the spring rolls. Had a Tokyo combination consisting of 16 rolls of different sushi. Think I'll return

Thank Ronnie B
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really good sushi and other Asian food. Excellent value for money and good range of food on menu. Was an issue with the kitchen and therefore had to wait 40 minutes for our food, but staff were apologetic and so nice about it and made sure we were brought extra food to apologise.

Thank Andrew D
Zurich, Switzerland
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228 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

we were a huge group. that made the servoce a bit difficult. but they managed the ffod was good and fresh staff could be a bit nicer and more helpful

Thank Fran R
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Food left an after taste (as another review mentioned) and was not great quality. Oil was bad for the egg rolls and green tea was barely flavored. Pad Thai and green curry noodles were also sub par. Service was also very slow. We would not return.

Thank Stacie N
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came here because the bellboy at the hotel (Dan) told us its a nice place. Well he was right - cool vibe and good sushi. Defenetly was worth it!

Thank MekelJosh
Jerusalem, Israel
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not recommended. I ate an hour ago sitll have after taste. not great. if you do eat here get a beer or coke to digest it. The fish wasn't prepared correctly.

Thank satamar
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The sushi is not cheap and the service is typically Israeli ( not great) but when it lacks in services it gains in quality of sushi

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 34 Derekh Beit Lekhem, Jerusalem 9350401, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: 3636

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