Sisu Izakaya

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Asian fusion eatery in the heart of Dublin 2. Serving an ever changing range of light bits, some choice wines and beers.
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SD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here a number of times and always find the food absolutely delicious the service is always efficient & a pleasant atmosphere. No matter what we order it's really super quality food and that's why we keep coming back.

Y
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! My boyfriend and I went there for my birthday 2 days ago and we loved it! We loved the food and everything around the restaurant! What a pity that we don’t have this restaurant in our home city...! Thanks a lot for the sushi!!!!!! It IS tasty.

S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time eating here with a group of friends. Making and changing the booking online was easy. Food was great; only downside is that it's not byob as it was the last time we were there and only realised when we arrived. Was one of the main reasons we booked so was a bit disappointing and might turn us off returning.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great but arrived at different times. All starters and mains arrived together but for a table of 6 people we had food arrive slowly over 20 minutes. The first dishes were cold by the time the other dishes were arriving.
Asked for water for the table and it never arrived.
Slow service generally but very polite staff, they just need to be more attentive.

GW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Upstairs is darker and has more vibe to it so book up there if you can.

Dishes were hit or miss, some were pretty good (katsu curry, eal) and others a big miss (tuna sashimi).

It was ok for a night out but I won't be back for the food.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The lunch bento box was really good with a good value and overall the food was delicious. However the other food, apart from the bento box, might be slightly overpriced. If you want to order sushi, the food portions could be awkward as it is not filling enough. However, if you order 1/2 other items, it might be too much. Also the in-house menu is quite different with the online one. Not enough staff - waited for some assistance a few times.

DP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really tasty food, BYOB, loud music, service not great, main course came before we finished starters

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Nice food, but food comes out very slowly. I have been here about 6 times and each time it is very slow

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not fresh and only sushi offered was salmon and tuna

OT
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wouldn’t rate the food, far superior Japanese restaurants in the city

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little sushi bar where you can see the chef cooking food in the kitchen. Service very good & food fast & efficient. Not the best sushi place I’ve been to in Dublin but ideal for lunch or a quick bite to eat

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really nice food! Reasonably priced, staff were lovely. Place we were seated was a bit compact for 5 but other than that I highly recommend!

JS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is now my favorite restaurant for Japanese food. Seriously good bento box.

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn’t great, and service was even worse. We ordered a starter and a main each, my starter and main came out at the same time while my friend’s starter came out ten minutes later.

Lovely interior, staff were very friendly but unfortunately would not recommend.

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite having booked n advance we were put in the table inside the door which is draughty.

A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food wasn’t great.

YK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It's a fair venue in downtown Dublin, with decent food (no pickled egg in my ramen, although it was on the food description and it is expected in a bowl like that). The waiting service was obviously non experienced (although very friendly), the menu was short as a lot of the options were not available on the day (especially from the drinks menu). This place is an ok choice, however, given the options of Izakaya places in the vicinity, this one would not be on the top of my list.

N
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have been for lunch twice and really enjoyed the sushi sashimi bento. But that’s not available in dinner menu - although it’s shown on the printed menu. I ended up ordering two main courses ... I was hungry ... but that ends up being €30 for 2*mains which is probably ok. Bentos are great the other dishes fine but less exceptional. Service is always excellent.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best sushi in Dublin! Great quality food at a reasonable price.

BF
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went on a Friday after work. I'd recommeng going for freshly made sushi. Bento boxes (not available at dinner which I urge the owners to reconsider) look really good from photos we saw before going.

We had gzoya, katsu chicken curry and pork ramen in miso soup. Expected miso to be salty and ramen to be thick and spicy. Quite plain and shockingly not salty enough. Gzoya and katsu were nice but unremarkable. Sushi was being made fresh in front of us and seemed to be what everyone else was getting. Kirin beer was on menu but not available. Sake was nice.

Decor is cool, quite Japanese but not trying too hard and staff were friendly and quick.

MP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered the rainbow roll, the chicken gyoza, edamame, kimchi and chicken skewers. The food was not great. The sushi didn't seem very well made or really fresh. The edamame portion was quite small also and the kimchi lacked real flavour. The chicken skewers were barely cooked and therefore tasted unusual and jelly-like. We ordered a glass of prosecco too and weirdly only got half a glass. The staff were nice although inexperienced. Toilet facilities were awful. Disappointing because I'd heard good things about the restaurant. Perhaps I was there on an off-night but I won't be going back to find out.

SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, especially the seven spice calamari. Highly recommended.

M
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful and caring staff. Food was tasty. Overall pleasant experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Very fresh, great menu choice, a good alternative to the typical Japanese restaurants in Dublin.

EO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sisu Izakaya had very nice food and was accommodating when I let them know I had another person joining the table. We were a little squashed but the atmosphere and food were good overall.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I ordered a Korokee and waitress said she’ll comfort if they got it, and until I finished other dishes, there’s no reply! And chicken karaage and goyza are all not that good...

MF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great value, top class service 👌

E
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were very polite.

My Chicken Gyoza starter was very tasty and my wife's starter was also delicious.

I'd the Tonkotsu Ramen for my main and my wife had the Chicken Katsu Curry. She enjoyed hers and my Ramen was simply great, full of flavour.

Ambiance was very relaxing and we will certainly be back.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was extremely delicious and flavorful. However, the service was extremely rude. We were forced to leave after 2 hours, while we were still enjoying drinks. When I booked the table, they did not mention a 2 hour time limit. This is something that the customer should be informed of when booking the reservation, and not during our dinner, that too while entertaining our guests. This is extremely inconsiderate treatment of your paying customers, and I will think twice about ever coming back.

LD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sushi I've ever had in Dublin. The menu is amazing and the quality of the sushi is outstanding!

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my first time to go to the restaurant for lunch (I usually got there for dinner) and everything was great! Loved their Daily Bento and great value. Just one thing there, the door was not closed properly all the time so it was cold inside the restaurant and I even saw some customers wearing their jacket and eating food there. Would have been perfect if the staff member noticed it. :)

GS
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal,food and service was excellent

n
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super food. Good value. Pleasant staff. Will definitely go back

K
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Despite booking for 5 people we were given a table for 4 and then had to source our own 5th chair squashed in where all our food didn't fit. I was in the middle of the floor where other customers kept hitting into me on their way out with one drunk customer reaching over my back and touching my food before laughing and leaving. The door was ajar and we all were freezing and the staff were so rude throughout. The food was nice though.

SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food took nearly 40mins to arrive and then our main course arrived at different times so my friend was finished eating by the time I started. Our server was so lovely and polite and apologised but it was obviously a kitchen problem not hers. I do like the place and the food is really good and not too pricey. I will go again.

AI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall I liked it. Only 2 things I would change is:

chopsticks: take away type, the ones you have to break apart in order to use and I managed to get a splinter stuck in my hand. With the low light in the inside, was a bit difficult to remove
Table for 2 people: the garden type with wooden planks a few centimetres apart one from another. Doesn't feel safe having food, chopsticks, drinks...
Everything else, I enjoyed the food and the service was nice

DD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average food (I ordered Chicken Katsu Curry which absolutely needs some improvement there). Good staff.

EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food is great, the atmosphere is a little lacking but maybe that was because it was lunchtime. Have been here in the evening and loved it.

DG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for good value, tasty and healthy Japanese food. Lovely service.