Kazu Japanese Restaurant

4.7
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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
Reviews from verified diners
102 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
19%
Good
5%
Fair
0%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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OT
Jacksonville
14 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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P
Miami
4 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
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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R
Washington DC
17 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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OT
Jacksonville
13 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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F
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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OT
Jacksonville
16 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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OT
Chicago
2 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
10 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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OT
Jacksonville
13 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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OT
Jacksonville
217 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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OT
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
7 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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OT
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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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good sushi

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c
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & food - definitely recommend this place for great sushi!

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R
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. Wait staff appears disorganized. Messed up order

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OT
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kazu is really the best sushi in Jacksonville. The service is so friendly and quick. It's a new favorite spot.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good sushi. Service is very friendly and fast. Chef/owner always willing to make recommendations or discuss sake options.

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

This was the 3rd time we'd been and the food is consistently great. However, on this occasion (Monday night), our server was horrible. We'd have to flag her down multiple times just to get a refill or order food. She had to pass our table every time she went to the kitchen but she made a point to hurry by or not make eye contact. She was super fast and close by when it came to our $120 bill though. I wish I remembered her name because she needs to be retrained.

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C
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time eating here and the sushi is amazing. Very fresh and they have a great variety. The severs are very friendly and prompt. We love this place.

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SQ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always excellent food. Great service. They treat us like family. Spoiled for all other sushi!

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CH
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good sushi. Would definitely go back.

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S
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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JF
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Plain and simple overrated. Went here because of Yelp and OpenTable reviews. It took 20 minutes for someone to ask us if we wanted a water. We put all of the orders in at the same time and clearly said we wanted the appetizer to come out early. Completely reasonable, right? Apparently not because they brought everything out at the same time and said "we might get busy so I brought it all out". Food was decent, but definitely did not make up for the lackluster service. 20 minutes later, there were 6 empty tables. Had to ask someone for the check and they replied "I thought you had one already".

Just avoid. This place will be closed in 12 months.

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T
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was my daughter's birthday. I called ahead and advised them of this and asked if they do anything special; was told free dessert. Great news! I also let our waiter know as well when we arrived. Not only did he not offer dessert to the table, he also didn't make her birthday special by giving her dessert at least. We drove 30 minutes to get there due to the reviews. The food was good, but we were not given the attentiveness one would expect. There weren't really any recommendations given by him as we'd also advised it was our first time there. With only one chance to get this right for her birthday, he and the restaurant missed the mark. They should have made certain it was a memorable experience.

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S
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sushi burritos are great!

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S
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the build-your-own sushi burrito, as well as the lemon drop sushi roll.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and prompt service

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