Kazu Japanese Restaurant

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Welcome to Kazu Japanese Restaurant in Jacksonville, FL. Our focus is on fresh, finest quality food, with friendly service. Kazu offers great selections of wine and beer, plus Jacksonville's most extensive cold sake list. Please come and enjoy the most delicious Asian cuisine we offer. We do our best to serve our customers with the quality you deserve!
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Jacksonville
124 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always fresh and delicious! Worth the drive.

GG
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal! The curry coconut soup was my favorite! We tried all kinds of sushi and the kazu fried rice and washed it all down with the black and gold saki. We are in town for a few days and will probably return before we have to go home!

AS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp curry soup was the best every in my life.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sushi and service. Have been eating sushi for years in San Francisco and have to say this is the best in Jacksonville.

SP
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you enjoy sushi; you will definitely LOVE the sushi at Kazu!!

CB
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First, let me just say that I am extremely picky person. That said, I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Everything was fresh, plentiful and delicious. Our server (can't remember his name - young, vegan (he told us) man with lip rings) was excellent with full command of the menu and efficient in his service. Several of us had a sushi app (I had the three crab, yum) followed by hibachi bowls and we all loved everything we had. My husband had the hot and sour soup and the shrimp tempura. Not sure how he at it all. It was huge. Will definitely be going back here. Do not hesitate to try it.

SH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were tourists and came here based on the reviews of other patrons. Needless to say we're weren't disappointed and actually went to the establishment twice before leaving! The bathroom could use a good cleaning. When we arrived at 430pm the bathroom was dirty and paper was tossed around on the floor. Other than that the staff was very friendly. Kept our cups full and was quick with serving their delicious entrees.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday for mom

R
Jacksonville
105 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We arrived a minute or two before 6. The lady at the front door was on the phone. Finally someone seated us. We usually like to go early for "cocktail hour." It was several minutes after 6 and tey would not give us cocktail prices. The waiter was new but gave reasonably good service. For Japanese food it seemed to be more greasy than usual but okay.

HG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and the food was even better! There are lots more sushi rolls we want to try.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

n
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kazu has great food. excellent !!

price reasonable service wonderful !’n

SS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have ordered carryout sushi from Kazu several times in the past two years, but this is only the second time we have dined in the restaurant. We hosted a friend from Nashville who says she has not had any good sushi since moving away from Jacksonville. All of us enjoyed our food, especially the special sushi rolls: Black Dragon, New York, and Jaguar. The seaweed salad was more generous than many places. The coconut curry soup was delicious, but almost impossible to eat with the plastic Asian flat-bowl, high-side spoon, because the many very long tendrils of noodles kept sliding off.
Two concerns: they had no record of our Open Table reservation, but had no trouble seating us at a fairly quiet corner table. The waitress was very kind, but sadly English impaired. Our friend ordered an avocado salad and received an avocado roll instead. We sent the roll back to the kitchen and received the excellent large avocado salad, but when the bill came, both the salad and the roll were on the bill - the roll had not been removed.
All in all, a great sushi dining experience. We will return.

F
Jacksonville
91 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kazu is our favorite sushi restaurant in Jacksonville, if not Florida. The sushi specialty rolls & the dumpling appetizers are simply terrific. Service is always attentive. And, if one eats between 4:30 & 6, the restaurant offers one regular roll free for every specialty roll ordered. Can’t beat that value.

n
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful hold all my business mtgs there
Food delicious
People pleasant

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was good, but floor and restrooms were not clean up to a good or better restaurant’s standards.

BX
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

If you're planning a romantic getaway, this is not the right place. Food was good and service too, but it's just another sushi restaurant in a strip mall.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sushi. Fresh. Great service.

PV
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best sushi in town. The rolls are big enough to share, and the sashimi and the nigiri were fresh and melted in the mouth. If you are a sushi lover, I strongly recommend Kazu.

n
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

c
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Really Enjoyed The Good 😀 - the employees were extremely helpful and friendly - will definitely go back

OT
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect and delicious!

G
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always good and fresh! HOWEVER, I had a reservation via open table and they refused to check me in and as a result I did not get my points. Note: insist they check you in before they seat you. I have called to correct the issue and as of yet has not been resolved.

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Dining experience was ‘ok’ - servers were a bit over extended. Sushi was not the greatest and one piece of my roll tasted slightly ‘fishy’ which is a turn-off. I don’t live in the area and tried this restaurant based on recommendations - but I probably wouldn’t go again.

OT
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi and Japanese in Jacksonville. David always makes sure everyone feels special, food is perfect, atmosphere is comfortable and clean, service is spot-on!

OT
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a relaxing night out with delicious food. I highly recommend Kazu!

OT
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the best sushi in Jacksonville. A neighborhood gem!

SQ
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I each got a Bento box. His box was sashimi and mine was tempura. They came with soup, salad, a spring roll, a California roll, our entree and fried rice. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back again.

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved it! Went here for my birthday with my mother. The food was so delicious and our waitress was perfect. Only thing is the nigiri was a bit overpriced, but I realize it’s not as popular as the rolls, so I guess I can see where they’re coming from.

G
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was good will be back!

CW
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Sushi was delicious as always however something was really off this visit. The service and pace of the meal was not great and quite rushed. Kazu is not really a budget sushi spot so I'd expect better. Also it's usually packed and it was not tonight.....wondering if I'm not the only customer who has noticed these changes.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite!

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Come for happy hour, when they have 1/2 off beer, wine, and sake and Buy one special roll, get one regular roll free.

F
Jacksonville
91 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve dined at Kazu ever since we moved to Jacksonville from Tampa 1 1/2 years ago. We were unhappy leaving Tampa if only for the outstanding sushi restaurant we loved. Thinking Jacksonville could never compete, we inadvertently discovered Kazu &, wow, we became the happiest of campers again. The special rolls that Kazu offers are among the best we have eaten (and in case you can’t guess, we are sushi snobs). Even the regular rolls are excellent as are the various dumpling appetizers. Service is always attentive & responsive. The best, however, is the value. From 4:30-6 pm every day of the week, you get 1 free (regular) roll for every special roll purchased. If you have not yet tried Kazu, you are missing out on great sushi.

a
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town. Love the poke bowl. F
Sushi is always so fresh!

d
Jacksonville
125 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't know why it took us this long to try this place. Oh..out of desperation for good sushi which is non existant on tne beach side of Jax. THE best sushi in Jax! Totally worth the 30 minute drive from the beach. Uni with quail egg! Everything fresh and well presented - simple and yummy. Lots of unusual combinations of rolls which was refreshing instead of the same old rolls. Good selection of sake and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back, too bad they are not at the beach.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

1 word. UNREAL

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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town

OT
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best sushi restaurant in the greater Jacksonville area!

P
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner. Food, service and setting were good but not impressive.

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