Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from €10 - €20
Ranked: #5 of 34 restaurants in Dublin

Think fresh Asian food in a chic setting at Sisu...

One of Dublin’s hottest new restaurants, Sisu Izakaya puts a bold twist on Japanese cuisine.

Filled with the sounds of sizzling grills and smoking woks, their open-plan kitchen specialises in Izakaya-style dining, and makes everything fresh to order.

On the menu, discover a fusion of Asian flavours, from their colourful sushi and seafood, to mouthwatering ramen and slow-cooked meats. For a signature dish, try the sizzling Chashu pork, or tuck into a tasty Kaiso tofu salad with sesame dressing (V).

Decorated with hand-crafted wood and iron furnishings, this is a stunning spot to enjoy fresh bites, fiery sake and fine wine.

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Sisu Izakaya
4 Drury Hall, Stephen Street lower, Dublin 2
Dublin

Open Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00 – 23:00

Phone: 014757777
Website: www.sisuizakaya.ie

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Ranked: #5 of 34 restaurants in Dublin 5
Sisu Izakaya
Location: Dublin 2
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: €10 - €20

Reviews

Ciara Redmond

What an experience! Everything was top spec. The restaurant is chic, the service friendly and the food, out of this world! For what we got and for the price we paid (plus tip), we felt like we had robbed them! Fabulous for sharing dishes - great to try a bit of everything, and wash it all down with an ice cold asahi. First time there but it definitely won't be the last. And kudos to First Table for making our gorgeous meal so affordable! Thank you :)

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Food was so delicious and service was excellent. I was in Japan a couple of months ago and I actually felt like I was back there again, very authentic!

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Kate Geoghegan

We had a very enjoyable evening. Staff were helpful in describing the dishes as we are new to Japanese food.

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Tanzi Watson

Firstly the waiting staff where polite and friendly, and the food was very nice. Well presented and lovely flavours. We Restaurant a bit cold, some heating would have been nice, and not all the mains where brought to the table together. I had to wait a little longer for mine. But in general the tasty food made up for the rest.

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Joey Wee

Me and my friends ordered ramen, sashimi, and some sushi. They were generous with the amount of food given. The ramen’s broth tastes so good!!! It doesn’t taste like msg. The food was fresh and yummy!

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Sarah Dillon

My sister and I had a fantastic experience this week at Sisu Izakaya. The menu is great with lots to choose from, so much so that we ordered three starters to share and two main courses. All were delicious, especially the chicken gyozas- I would go back to this restaurant for those alone! The waiter was lovely and very attentive. Couldn't have asked for a nicer experience!

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Michelle Bruno

Sisu Izakaya was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my husband. The restaurant is very romantic and the service was great! We will definitely be coming back for more ;)

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We ordered Tori Karrage (Japanese Deep-Fried Chicken), Slow-Cooked Pork Belly Bao (Steamed Bun) and some sushi. The food was delicious with lots of flavours. Highly recommend this place.
The staff was really nice too.

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Sorcha O'Byrne

Great!

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Michael Ó Maoilchiaráin

I dined here with my partner on my birthday and it's the best sushi I've had! Great food, great service and great value for money. We'll definitely go back!

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Really enjoyed our First Table experience here. Staff were exceptional and the setting was lovely, we ate downstairs. Food could not be faulted. Would absolutely return again.

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Louise McDonnell

The food and service was excellent. We ordered a mix of sushi, entrées and ramen. Every single thing was delicious, we cleaned our plates! The most delicious food I've ate in a long while. Highly recommend this place - great central location, attentive staff and exceptional food. We'll definitely be paying a visit again very soon.

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Laura Brady

Incredible food, very attentive service and a great deal overall. Had a great time dining at Sisu Izakaya. It was my first time using First Table and eating here, and I would definitely recommend both to anyone! The Chicken Yakatori was definitely the stand out dish!

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Nice place for a short stop and quick meal. Really well priced when with first table discount . Welcoming, caring and fast service .

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This was our first time in Sisu Izakaya. We were immediately greeted and shown to our table.

The menu is amazing with a great amount of choice. We ordered two different starters to share of gyoza and tori karaage which were delicious.

For our main, we both ordered the chicken katsu curry. It was extremely tasty and came out very quickly after our starters. We then ordered the dragon roll having seen other diners order this and it was as tasty as it looked! We ordered a bottle of Malbec which paired well with the food.

The staff were lovely and very attentive. Our food came out very quickly. We couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough and are already planning our next trip here to continue sampling the menu!

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Divad Nanoon

The sushi was excellent. Very well presented and tasted great. The ramen was full of very interesting pieces which added to it's display immensely. The wait staff were pleasent and the food was very affordable. Thoroughly enjoyable experience all round.

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This place is a little gem! If sushi is your thing you need to give this place a go!

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Daniel O'Reilly

First time having sushi and was amazing. So fresh and staff were very attentive

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Kelly Yin

The Restaurant has a rustic decoration and a feel of streetfood ambient. We ordered 2 bowls of ramen and 3 entrees.
I highly recommend the "soft shell crab maki" as it is not a popular choice among European and this maki needs more attention, I was glad they have it in their menu.
The bill was reasonable thanks to firsttable, we can't wait to book our next firsttable not only in Dublin but also in London! :).

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Food was very good, especially the gyozas and bao. Everything was made fresh to order. Friendly service also. Will return!

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Amelia Broadley

An intimate setting perfect for a catch up with friends over delicious Japanese cuisine. Our server was lovely and quite attentive. Looking forward to a return trip already!

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Paula Teixeira

It was our second time in Sizu Izakaya what means that it's a nice place..It was quite they offered is the lunch menu with a good and simple range of Japanese food. If you're in town and wants a fast and healthy bite go to this place.

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Mairead Burke

Very good experience would recommend and will return

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Paula Teixeira

Excellent! The food is amazing! We are looking forward to go back.

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We ordered gyoza (delicious) and some sushi rolls to share (average, good). We were seated in the basement which was quite cold, despite requesting heating to be turned on, and the service was a bit slow. Good value for money if keen on multiple sushi rolls since 50% off food but would rather dine in another japanese restaurant if paying full price.

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It was amazing !!! Food is excelent, I recomend the fried calamari.

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The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly. The food itself was ok, the sushi rice wasn't seasoned and the soy sauce had a bitter edge. The steamed buns/baos were lovely and would make a nice lunchtime meal. The ramen was decent enough. I would recommend you try out Sisu Izakaya at least once because something on the menu might be to your liking!

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We had a lovely time at Isakaya. The food was gorgeous and the staff were really friendly.

I’ll definitely be back there very soon:-)

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Caitríona Doran

Lovely food and very friendly staff!

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Nice sushi!

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Ciara Redmond

What an experience! Everything was top spec. The restaurant is chic, the service friendly and the food, out of this world! For what we got and for the price we paid (plus tip), we felt like we had robbed them! Fabulous for sharing dishes - great to try a bit of everything, and wash it all down with an ice cold asahi. First time there but it definitely won't be the last. And kudos to First Table for making our gorgeous meal so affordable! Thank you :)

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Food was so delicious and service was excellent. I was in Japan a couple of months ago and I actually felt like I was back there again, very authentic!

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Kate Geoghegan

We had a very enjoyable evening. Staff were helpful in describing the dishes as we are new to Japanese food.

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Moll Ní Cearúil

Good food. Service could have been better. Really small chairs and squashed tables so more of a grab a bite I a hurry place than a sit down meal. Gyoza was delish.

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Catherine Griffin

Four of us came to dine here. We got to try lots of different dishes- why not when you are on first table eh??!! Every dish was delicious especially the short rib ramen- the meat on that was melt in the mouth. The service was a bit slow at times but over all very good and the staff were very friendly. Defo worth a try!!

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Anton Shvets

The sushi was very delicious and the service was excellent as well, highly recommend this place!

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Elena Eigelyte

The staff were super helpful and nice. The food was just amazing. I really enjoyed the ramen as well as amazing sushi. Also their mochi ice cream is delightful as well!! Would recommend without a doubt!

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Great food, great service! We tried a few of Sisu's starters -- after a few minutes our table was filled with all sorts of delicacies from dumplings to fritters. The starters where very good and having eaten most of them we just could order mains... However, I would recommend browsing the starters menu, the tastiest gems seems to be hidden in that section.

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Tanzi Watson

Firstly the waiting staff where polite and friendly, and the food was very nice. Well presented and lovely flavours. We Restaurant a bit cold, some heating would have been nice, and not all the mains where brought to the table together. I had to wait a little longer for mine. But in general the tasty food made up for the rest.

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Alvaro ZR

We have been to Sisu Izakaya a couple of times and we really enjoyed the food. We will go back for sure.

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Jade Brophy

Exceptional service, amazing food. Tempura cod bao bun is a must!

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Joey Wee

Me and my friends ordered ramen, sashimi, and some sushi. They were generous with the amount of food given. The ramen’s broth tastes so good!!! It doesn’t taste like msg. The food was fresh and yummy!

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Sarah Dillon

My sister and I had a fantastic experience this week at Sisu Izakaya. The menu is great with lots to choose from, so much so that we ordered three starters to share and two main courses. All were delicious, especially the chicken gyozas- I would go back to this restaurant for those alone! The waiter was lovely and very attentive. Couldn't have asked for a nicer experience!

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Michelle Bruno

Sisu Izakaya was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my husband. The restaurant is very romantic and the service was great! We will definitely be coming back for more ;)

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We ordered Tori Karrage (Japanese Deep-Fried Chicken), Slow-Cooked Pork Belly Bao (Steamed Bun) and some sushi. The food was delicious with lots of flavours. Highly recommend this place.
The staff was really nice too.

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Sorcha O'Byrne

Great!

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Michael Ó Maoilchiaráin

I dined here with my partner on my birthday and it's the best sushi I've had! Great food, great service and great value for money. We'll definitely go back!

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Really enjoyed our First Table experience here. Staff were exceptional and the setting was lovely, we ate downstairs. Food could not be faulted. Would absolutely return again.

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Louise McDonnell

The food and service was excellent. We ordered a mix of sushi, entrées and ramen. Every single thing was delicious, we cleaned our plates! The most delicious food I've ate in a long while. Highly recommend this place - great central location, attentive staff and exceptional food. We'll definitely be paying a visit again very soon.

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Paul Madojutimi

Sisu has a cool vibe. Defo perfect for a cute date or outing with a small group of friends. I loved the authentic Sushi experience with the chopsticks. The bellini cocktail is a great starter.

I would give it overall a 7/10.

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Laura Brady

Incredible food, very attentive service and a great deal overall. Had a great time dining at Sisu Izakaya. It was my first time using First Table and eating here, and I would definitely recommend both to anyone! The Chicken Yakatori was definitely the stand out dish!

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Nice place for a short stop and quick meal. Really well priced when with first table discount . Welcoming, caring and fast service .

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Service is good.but chair is not comfy,its small.
Food is good.dragon ball is delicious..Price is reasonable

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This was our first time in Sisu Izakaya. We were immediately greeted and shown to our table.

The menu is amazing with a great amount of choice. We ordered two different starters to share of gyoza and tori karaage which were delicious.

For our main, we both ordered the chicken katsu curry. It was extremely tasty and came out very quickly after our starters. We then ordered the dragon roll having seen other diners order this and it was as tasty as it looked! We ordered a bottle of Malbec which paired well with the food.

The staff were lovely and very attentive. Our food came out very quickly. We couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough and are already planning our next trip here to continue sampling the menu!

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Divad Nanoon

The sushi was excellent. Very well presented and tasted great. The ramen was full of very interesting pieces which added to it's display immensely. The wait staff were pleasent and the food was very affordable. Thoroughly enjoyable experience all round.

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This place is a little gem! If sushi is your thing you need to give this place a go!

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Daniel O'Reilly

First time having sushi and was amazing. So fresh and staff were very attentive

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Delicious food.

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Kelly Yin

The Restaurant has a rustic decoration and a feel of streetfood ambient. We ordered 2 bowls of ramen and 3 entrees.
I highly recommend the "soft shell crab maki" as it is not a popular choice among European and this maki needs more attention, I was glad they have it in their menu.
The bill was reasonable thanks to firsttable, we can't wait to book our next firsttable not only in Dublin but also in London! :).

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Food was very good, especially the gyozas and bao. Everything was made fresh to order. Friendly service also. Will return!

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Amelia Broadley

An intimate setting perfect for a catch up with friends over delicious Japanese cuisine. Our server was lovely and quite attentive. Looking forward to a return trip already!

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Paula Teixeira

It was our second time in Sizu Izakaya what means that it's a nice place..It was quite they offered is the lunch menu with a good and simple range of Japanese food. If you're in town and wants a fast and healthy bite go to this place.

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Mairead Burke

Very good experience would recommend and will return

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Paula Teixeira

Excellent! The food is amazing! We are looking forward to go back.

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Daniel Keys

Staff were very kind and the food was delicious. The menu when we arrived was very different to the sample menu on first tables. We had two portions of the ramen and a California roll, all of which was delicious. We also tried the plum wine which was a lovely after-meal treat.

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tara rose Devine

Delicious and very reasonably priced ! Will definitely be coming back

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Craig Ellis

A new restaurant on First Table and a must try! Very cool decor and ambience in the restaurant. The staff are attentive and willing to give recommendations. Probably the best tempura food I've had in Dublin, not soggy, crispy and light! The Sushi on offer is very good quality and a good range. We enjoyed Sashimi, Sushi, dumplings and more. Highly recommend.

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We enjoyed our Japanese food at this restaurant, especially the tempura prawns and the spicy chicken dumplings.

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A good experience at Sisu. We ordered 3 sushi plates and all were delicious! Food took a while as it's all made fresh in front of you, which we appreciated. Service was a bit lacking but the server was new and seemed a bit overwhelmed but there were no issues applying the First Table discount. It's a very small place so book early!

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Joseph Devins

Restaurant was quiet as to be expected for first table of evening. Booking was correctly recorded as First Table and we weren't presented with any menus to which the menu didn't apply (as had been the case in other restaurants). Staff were friendly and very attentive. Food was excellent - well presented and very tasty. All in all, another very positive First Table experience!!

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Lorena Herrera Navas

Excellent flavour and prices and even better service, 100% recommended

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