Maneki

4.3
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€30 and under
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Japanese

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Maneki Japanese restaurant and karaoke studios. 43 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

It is at Maneki Restaurant that food is prepared with finesse and diligence. Each roll has unique ingredients coming together in harmony. The original names of each item reflect its contents and they have been carefully created by the experienced Sushi Sama chefs. Whether it's to eat healthily or for a special event, you will be satisfied with your experience!
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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most delicious food!! We went two nights in a row since it was soooo delicious!! Love love the food!!

d
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, food was absolutely incredible. Staff were fantastic. Literally nothing negative to say.

e
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You so much had a great time. Will return. Ideal for a large party.

UB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Finally I found a good Japanese restaurant. Love it

HJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Maneki was good in terms of the quality and freshness of the sushi, however we think there were a few issues with service on the night as the table beside us had been waiting 45 mins for food and we got served before them despite arriving afterwards. This led them to get quite annoyed and complained quite loudly leading to a bad atmosphere in the restaurant. The tables are also too close together in too small a space and it feels really squashed.

LW
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the experience. Food and service was excellent.

IM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate from the weekday lunch menu, was delicious and great value

AL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the better japanese restaurant venue in Dublin... So much better then Y**i ...

Maneki
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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IP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maneki was a very enjoyable venue to eat good Japanese food.

Maneki
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was very poor. Had to ask 3 times for water and given it was lunch time our order for 3 ppl arrived in 3 stages rather than the same time. In saying that food was delicious so would give another try.

Maneki
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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CM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tom and team are great. Second time eating there and was even better second time. I brought 5 family members and they all loved it.

Maneki
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! and they were extremely accommodating with gluten free needs. Refreshingly easy, very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I liked the atmosphere but the dishes are expensive and not too tasty.

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The room was freezing; we had to eat with our jackets on - I asked them to turn up the heat but there wad no change. The food was ok but came at different times and some had to be requested and we were told it went to a different table.
The not-optional service charge was very steep when the service was not good. IT ended up being very expensive for an uncomfortable experience. It was not clear on booking through Opentable that Karaoke was not included. It as very loud with people falling dangerously up and down the stairs.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous service! The Maitre'd gave us a free bottle of prosecco upon arrival, and it was a lovely touch. I've now been here 4 times since it opened and i'm looking forward to my next visit!

Q
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter had the beef teriyaki and I had teriyaki fish (seabass?). Both were delicious. The waiters were very attentive and food came out quite quickly. My one complaint would be that you have to go down one flight of stairs and up another one just to get into the restaurant. This was difficult as I had a knee injury.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not much ambiance in the dining room. Food is great although everyone at the table agreed the price and portion of the edamame is unconscionable and we wouldn't order again. They are never more than 4e at other restaurants of a higher price point and the portion is also very very small.

We felt the Maire'd although very attentive, was almost too busy and we felt a little 'stress' vibe. Also I was looked at like a crazy person when I asked if they could take my jacket.

Beautiful food and will be back (have already returned).

I think these points needs need to be reviewed.

Thanks,
Aoife

W
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious - will be back really soon. Best Japanese in Dublin along with Zakura.

Maneki
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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N
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Maybe my choice was not the best, the vegetable tempura was tasty but quite heavy to digest and I would not order it again. Portions are huge!

S
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Sushi were delicious and delicately made. Gyozas were average. Ambience and dining experience was great. Venue location is good.

However, ramen tonkutsu was an utter disappointment, although after saying this, I have quite high expectations in ramen having eating this for years in different cities & countries!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Brilliant night.

We arrived to a warm welcome. We were offered a private room as there were eight of us which was great so we didn’t have to worry about noise / bothering other guests.

The food was gorgeous, so fresh, delicious and beautifully presented.

The staff were so helpful and friendly.

After our meal, we had booked a private karaoke booth. This was unreal. The room was fab, very modern with room for all eight of us comfortably. The selection of music was great too - something for everyone! We were given two mics which was great as well.

The price over all was affordable and we feel like we got great value for money.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience so thank you very much. We will definitely be back again!

B
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good - next time I'll try the sushi, it looked incredible and I regretted not going for it. However it's well worth a visit just for the experience. Definitely a candidate for the most beautiful restaurant in Dublin.

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly service , would recommend

D
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Maneki delivered a pleasant experience and good sushi. Saki list is limited. Service was prompt and very attentive. We enjoyed the change of pace for Dublin.

Maneki
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a gem of a find in downtown Dublin. Everything could not have been more perfect. The staff were excellent. The food was out of this world...some of the best Sushi we have had. If you love Sushi, this is a place for you.

Maneki
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food

Maneki
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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