Kazu Japanese Restaurant

4.7
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(904) 683-9903
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crown point Rd.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Jacksonville
17 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!

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

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

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

Honestly the best sushi in Jacksonville. A neighborhood gem!

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SQ
Jacksonville
12 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.

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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.

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G
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was good will be back!

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CW
Jacksonville
12 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.

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

Always a favorite!

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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.

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Jacksonville
84 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.

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a
Jacksonville
11 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!

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Jacksonville
121 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.

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

1 word. UNREAL

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

Best sushi in town

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

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

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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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M
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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R
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

More food than I could handle. Very good. Only problem is that food does not come out hot. I find this with many Japanese Restaurants but not so with Chinese restaurants. Interesting.

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Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood spot for weekly dining! Always good, fresh sushi!

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PC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent sushi with good service and prices. Extensive menu. Good option for Japanese in Jax

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Crusine, almost like being in Japan. Fish was extremely fresh

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Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dining experience at Kazu celebrating a friend’s pregnancy! They were kind enough to accommodate our large group and the service and food were excellent. We will definitely be returning! Thank you Kazu!

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had sushi for 2 with the snow maiden sake. Will be going back! Must try!

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We found Kazu on the top 50 restaurants around Jacksonville list. It’s a great date night restaurant with nice ambiance, good drinks and good sushi!

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GD
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We tried this place on a busy Monday night. The place was crowded but there were still a few tables available. We ordered the sushi for two and it did not disappoint. Service seemed a bit spotty. Our server was sweet and friendly, but we sat for a while before she came to the table and asked if anyone had taken our drink order. She quickly apologized for the delay and took both our drink and dinner orders. Drinks came out quickly followed by the salad with ginger dressing and the miso soup. Once we were done with that, we again sat for a while before she came back and collected the dishes and asked if we wanted another beer. Sushi arrived shortly after the second beer and it was very fresh and delicious! Will return.

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AC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing Valentine's Day Dinner, quite and relaxing. Our food was to die for, we had a good time and we will be back.

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JF
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Disappointed that I was charged for my meal when the table next to us dropped their sauce and it got in my food!

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AA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It’s was pretty good. Not the best but, better than the average sushi place.

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CW
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi is always very fresh and well presented. Love the Spring Citrus Salmon app, always amazing!

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Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kazu is the best sushi in Jacksonville. The service is excellent, where they know you when you come in. The sushi is honestly wonderful and by far the best in Jacksonville. When we take visiting guests here they always love it. The wine list is good as well as the saki selections. Make a reservation because it is in high demand.

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Jacksonville
232 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food quality was good but too much sauce on chicken dish and too much breading on tempura. Very attentive wait staff, comfortable dining room. Sushi was very good.

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DC
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our best visit here ever. Live uni (sea urchin) and also o-toro (fatty tuna) - both virtually unavailable in the Jacksonville area anywhere else - were both awesomely fresh and tasty. The sashimi that I had, the rolls that my daughter ate and the meal that my wife had were all excellent. There is a good selection of cold sake and the service, even though it was crowded, was excellent. I have not found a better sushi restaurant in NE Florida.

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Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Kazu a number of times, and it is consistently a great experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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AB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love Kazu.
Best sushi and sashimi, I drive from Richmond, Virginia to eat at Kazu.
David is the BEST!!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best sushi in Jacksonville. Don't waste your time going anywhere else. David, the owner, is a great guy and runs a fantastic restaurant that makes great sushi. Continues to be our go to place!

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KA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is rated very high on several websites however I was a bit disappointed. The tempura was over battered. The beauty of Japanese tempura is light breading, crunchy, light, not greasy, and tasty vegetables or what every in in the inside. We had the Soft Shell Crab tempura and tempura vegetables. Everything tasted the same, thick batter. We had the sushi and sashimi for two. The sushi rice was warm. I've never had warm rice in sushi. It did not go well with the cold fish. All the fish was sliced much thiner than the sushi at other restaurants around town. Miso Soup had little to no tofu, which I like in my Miso Soup. Ginger salad was average.
Not saying this was bad, just saying it doesn't stand out as led to believe in the reviews.

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SP
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you LOVE sushi then Kazu is where you want to be!!

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I believe it was the manager who was yelling at our waitress for not cleaning the dishes on the table next to us when people were still eating off of them. She was trying to explain that to him and he just kept yelling at her in front of my table. It was unnecessary when she was doing an OUTSTANDING job with all of her tables. That is the only reason my overall review was not 5 stars.

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Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy eating at Kazu. It's a top quality restaurant, very close to our home. Food is consistently very good.

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