Maneki

4.4
129 Reviews
€30 and under
Japanese
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Butxy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall, there was plenty of space (we were in the street close to the Dolce Sicily). Outstanding food and service

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David
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I have been violently ill from the sushi I had at Maneki this evening. I’m an avid sushi fan but the sushi here came out warm, and with partial skin remains. Some of the staff couldn’t tell us what each dish was and had to call the manager to ask them. All in all a very disappointing and sickening evening.

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GeriH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed the outdoor dining, though the chairs were a bit too tight, back to back. Food was very tasty and good choice on the menu. Service was very good, friendly staff. I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food and a lovely location.

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ClareG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening! Lovely food and the staff were excellent. Thank you!

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AlvaroG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Location, service and food!

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ShaneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant outdoor Japanese food experience, will be interested in checking it out as an indoor venue when things open up again. Looks fun! The lockdown meal time limit thing is a bit of a pain, but no fault of the restaurant and the staff were very good about not rushing us.

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OpenTable Diner
Sligo
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal here. Food was fresh tasted wonderful. Sushi was beautiful. Staff were excellent - very helpful & friendly. Out door dining was good, lots of room. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff!

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Sarah
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Can’t really comment on the ambience as it was all outdoors. My only negative is not all outdoor tables are covered so it would just be nice if that was mentioned somewhere on the website, but everything else was great

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KAYLAM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Maneki. The food was absolutely gorgeous & the cocktails were really nice. The service was great, staff very friendly & helpful. Our order was slightly messed up but the manager fixed it promptly and offered us a free drink to apologise. Overall really nice experience. I look forward to going back when we can sit inside as the inside looked beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place.

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FacundoR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice food, specially the gyozas. Given Covid, the tables had to be outside so the noise level was a bit high. However service was good and quick as the team had installed a small service station close to the outside table. Will come back when we can dine inside, for sure

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caramelito
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was very attentive and friendly. We were situated downstairs right outside of the door, even though the atmosphere wasn't the best but the friendliness of the staff made everything better. Food were reasonably priced with great portions.

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EmilyC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi, food was served very quickly. The only downside was the table was a little small for the food served; but the food itself was spectacular.

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NicoleP
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh sushi and lovely ramen. Great service. Only downfall was out of Tokontsu broth. Will be back for sure! If you can get a table upstairs, do!

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TheDublinFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice place and atmosphere. The food is nice, but not the best sushi I have eaten.

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EricaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best staff and good fresh food! Cocktails are delicious and you’d definitely appreciate the general ambience of chill fun

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UnamedReviewer
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, pretty and expensive.
But worths your time.. Take your girl to a date there!

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Peter
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I ordered a teriyaki sea bass with vegetables, I have never seen as small a portion of fish anywhere, tve vegetables were beansprouts and onions!! About €3.5 of ingredients, fir €23.90 completely overpriced and very disappointing. When tge waitress asked hiw my meal was , I told her and she just gigged

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was delicious. Service was amazing. Definitely try here! I’ll be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The ebi prawn was amazing, chicken teriyaki was a little bit dry, the gyoza sauce was incredible I asked for more!! Bento boxes are excellent value and the espresso martinis were sweet with a nice kick, exactly what I was looking for. The only downside is that we didn’t get to experience inside the restaurant. Maneki have to do their best with what they have at the moment which is the pavement outside. It feels a little makeshift but it was good enough for us at 3pm in the afternoon just looking for nice tasting food!

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MCamp
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and our service was great. Our waiter took great care of us. The kitchen did take a while to get our food out and the table didn't all have their meals at the same time, BUT it was absolutely delicious! The cocktails were incredible as well. Definitely would recommend Maneki!

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Lorraine
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful information provided for the coeliacs in our group. They ate well with no ill-effects. The waitress took great care that everything was right.

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Emer
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reallly good tempura, could do with more soy sauce - only 1 for 2 people sharing 3 meals. Lovely place to eat, we’ll be back

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BreffniB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Side of the road is a bit noisy but it can’t be helped at the moment. Great service

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Alisha
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were amazing. The staff were very helpful and accommodating to our requests. Will definitely go back for their sake mojitos 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good meal for 2 value
Dessert was a little too frozen for cheesecake but everything else was really good
One of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve had in Dublin

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely location!

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend.
Great and taste food.
Too bad they didn't have mochi but we'll be back for that soon.

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deirdref
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience. The food was fantastic and the service was great.

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BobbyB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Maneki definitely didn’t meet my expectations having the read the reviews prior to making a reservation, now understanding the easy availability for a table . The sushi was no so good especially for the price point. Our server was more concerned with the money rather than providing a quality experience. I asked for extra ginger on the side which is given free at ALL sushi restaurants and the first thing the waiter said was “I will have to charge extra”. When our order did come, the 4 plates of sushi had less than what would constitute 1 serving of ginger in any other restaurant, and the extra order of ginger was exactly 5 shavings (I counted). I would say I was generous with the rating I gave and definitely wouldn’t recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff where very friendly, the food was very tasty we enjoyed it a lot. the only thing that the tables where tiny and we kept spilling food on ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the waiter was amazing. My only gripe was that I was on a terrace upstairs by myself and found it a bit difficult to get someone’s attention. I did ask for vegan sushi and the waiter brought out sushi that had fish, but it was rectified very quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were AMAZING ❤️❤️

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JayO
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Just wish we could of been inside but still a great night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff, wide range of food. Very tasty 😁

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Laura
Cork
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great food but we were waiting about an hour for it to come out and then we were given the bill early and told that the table was needed - even though the only reason we were there for so long was because of the wait for food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! Great service and staffs are friendly. Table is a little too small, but considering that they have to make shift for outdoor dining possible, it still worked. Definitely will come back again!

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LisaK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, super friendly staff and fast service. Cocktails were so nice

FAQs

Maneki does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Maneki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 561 0889.

Maneki is rated 4.4 stars by 129 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.