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“So good!”

Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar
Ranked #73 of 408 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The food here is so delicious. My favourites are the teriyaki chicken or tofu jizo balls and the chicken curry udon. The food is cheap and I've never had a bad meal.

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Thank LydiaW803
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We used to visit Jizo as a treat as undergrad students (2009-2013), and really valued the quality food and cozy, friendly atmosphere. Back then we got free rice tea with our meal as well as friendly Japanese service and delicious, delicate, quality food. Since expanding, Jizo has become much busier, but has maintained the same amount, if not less, staff. There is no service with a smile, no table service (you have to order at the counter, clear your own table, serve your own water, cutlery, and napkins), the line to order is approx 30mins long, with another 30mins wait for food. The wait staff drop the food on your table with as minimal interaction as possible. The quality of the food has gone downhill. The price does not reflect the impersonal service, and a cup of tea is now $3.50!! The whole experience was such a disappointment especially as quality Japanese food is hard to come by in Dunedin.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious and everything is fresh. It’s very busy and doesn’t have table service. Therefore if you wish to order more food and drinks off to the queue you go wish is off putting.

Thank MargotLove12
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I'm not sure why there is no table service apart from cleaning tables or delivering food to guests but i'm sure if there was - this place would be even more popular then it is. The food is delicious, some of the food is very reasonably priced (even for this poor student!! - beef noodles) however, whilst bringing out the food, my food took about 10 minutes to arrive while my partner had already got his earlier.

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Thank HollyMDK2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

One of us was served first, followed later for the second person’s meal, and lastly, 25 minutes later our final dish was presented. The first meal had very dry rice and wasn’t very generous. The second meal was again dry with the rice but lukewarm (tasty) curry, and the final meal of teriyaki tofu on rice was hot and very good, all around a complete rollercoaster.

Thank Siubhan M
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