Izakaya Bristol

4.7
27 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
An izakaya is a type of casual restaurant in Japan where people go to enjoy Japanese food and drinks, often referred to as a type of “gastropub”.
Izakaya Bristol offer a variety of sushi options, Small bites popular Japanese dishes, such as Takoyaki, chicken Karaage, Tonkotsu Ramen, etc. This place is a popular choice for getting food and drinks in the evening after work, friends, students, or even couples on a date.
What 27 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ellen
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a spontaneous date night and were very pleasantly surprised - the service was very quick, food was delicious (10/10 recommend the very generous Bento boxes!), atmosphere was cosy and intimate, and the staff were so friendly! We'll definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food, great service and venue

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AdrianD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very, very good food and really friendly atmosphere😃

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YolandaM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Tasteless salmon, freezed edamame and a special that got me sick the whole night.
Told staff about but didn't bother.

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AliciaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and deliciously fresh food!! And all for a good price, would definitely recommend!! We ate vegetarian which was easy as we had options

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice, had various tapas dishes to share and a main, all were yummy, I'll be back

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Gilly
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our food! We needed help to decide what to order, but the waitresses were very helpful and our decisions were delicious. Food arrived quickly, this is not a restaurant to sit and linger all evening, but it is very clean and has an interesting menu. We can thoroughly recommend this Izakaya

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SashaK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was amazing and lovely place too
Unfortunately had a hair in my soup starter which ruined the whole experience. Not much accountability from them about it either

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my partner and was incredibly impressed with the service and even more so the the food! It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very efficient casual and informal restaurant. Fab food!

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KateF
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and with friendly, accommodating safe.

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Mediocre
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food here and are already planning to return -- fantastic.

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Enjoysagoodmealout
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly, great food, would definitely go back. Perfect for pre theatre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food. Good service. Reasonable price. Will be back...

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AVC79
London
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great gem in central Bristol for lovely Japanese tapas. Highly recommended!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fast service. I had the eel rice, gyoza and crispy fried tofu. All delicious.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Izakaya are a fantastic Japanese restaurant who provide a great variety of classic Japanese cuisine - and deliver excellent service as well.

Always a treat to go to Izakaya!

-Tom

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MaxB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place 10/10 recommend food is great and so are the prices and atmosphere

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Kreisash
Wales
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came here for a quick lunch in March and while it doesn't have a high end flair, it doesn't try or need it as it is a simple izakaya serving tasty Japanese food.
We had a lunch set which wasn't too expensive and the portions were decent and tasted great.

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SamT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall, possibly one of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in Bristol

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Esme
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere good food reasonable prices...recommed

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Phill
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and setting were all brilliant. Recommendations were spot on and we got to try things we hadn't before.

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agnesS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My best Japanese restaurant
Come and enjoy
I am not leaving in Bristol
What a pity....

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CeriC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fantastic find! Nice to try somewhere different and that doesn’t just focus on sushi!

Izakaya Bristol
Responded on February 14, 2019

Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoy the Japanese style tapas food. hope to see you again

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Neb1355
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Have travelled to Japan many times and this place takes me straight back there. Foodbisbtop notch and prices are reasonable.

Izakaya Bristol
Responded on January 12, 2019

Thanks for coming and your positive reviews. Hope to see you again soon.

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Benny
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly and helpful staff and very tasty food! Also good value. Will go again!

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Booked a table for dinner before a show, good food, quick and friendly service. Only downside was it was rather cold as the front door was kept permanently open. Also the choice of background music (classical piano) didn't really seem to fit the vibe of the place.

FAQs

Izakaya Bristol does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Izakaya Bristol is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.