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Izakaya, Business Bay, Dubai

Izakaya

4.4
4.4
42 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Upbeat, casual and slightly edgy, Izakaya is where great food is enjoyed with friends in a lively and buzzing environment. Enjoy authentic Japanese noodles, teppanyaki, sushi and more. Meet Izakaya's very own Sake Boy who comes to your table to let you taste the best sake in town or interact with our friendly Wasabi Girl who prepares wasabi at your table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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What 42 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JM

    JamieM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Average at best. Didn’t even eat all the food. Overpriced for what you get.
  2. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice experience. The staff are friendly and always happy to help. The Sashimi and Gyozas were very nice. The Black Cod was so good we had to order another portion. Would definitely recommend and will be back again.
  3. p

    phillipm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The food was really good although the place was quite empty and a bit quiet; perhaps later in the evening it gets busier.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a wonderful place to have a quiet dinner. The chef Muhammad Zain is a lovely chap. Good food and lots of fun. Highly recommend booking a Teppanyaki experience with him.
  5. ST

    STAN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Poor food quality. Ordered the wagyu steak medium and it came well done. Very chewy, ruined my dining experience.
  6. SK

    StacyK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice teppanyaki experience.
  7. SW

    SilviaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitily would return, the menue was amazing, Service was very friedly. Everthing was perfect
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff and an enjoyable Teppanyaki experience. Wasabi Girl was lots of fun and engaging
  9. SM

    SylviaM

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. The service delivered by "Wasabi Girl" was outstanding, she was fun, very attentive and created a great atmosphere. The whole experience was great, we have been staying at the JW Marriott Marquis for over three months now and wished we had tried Izakaya sooner. We hope to be back one more time before the end of our stay at the hotel. Well done Izakaya, it was a memorable experience with fantastic food!
  10. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Staff did their best but ambiance was of a three star hotel. Sashimi served way too cold and over prized.
  11. I

    Igor

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best sushi place I've visited, very fresh and smooth taste, service exceptional. Will definitely recommend.
  12. DL

    DaveLA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff, and the service, was very attentive. The food was one of the better options at the JW Marriott. As you might expect with this type of place it is high energy with a pleasant ambiance. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner in the area.
  13. VS

    VadimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially the Sake Boy Service was very good. Uni was fresh
  14. F

    Frank

    Bavaria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi in Town! Every I am in Dubai I will come back again.
  15. j

    jano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not many Sushi places in Dubai to deliver both quality, modest price, and good quality, but this place is able to do it. Can only recommend, and we will be back
  16. A

    Abdalrzak

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Main course for 3 people, received separately. So we missed the spirit of food gathering. Hopefully next time ill be better.
  17. K

    Kurt

    Switzerland

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good quality sushi & sashimi! Good choice with uni, unagi, hotate and some white fish more than just the usual salmon and tuna. Good choice of sake with knowledgeable somelier. The name Izakaya could be a bit misleading though. Table seating, sushi bar and teppanyaki seats. The tipical japanese Izakaya with its simple small dishes is a bit missing. The ones travelled to Japan will understand what I mean. But overall a good choice for Japanes in Dubai.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Turkey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Das Essen war einfach sensationell. Keine weiteren Worte notwendig. perfekt!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was absolutely amazing
  20. MB

    MiltonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome portions was just right service was great we will be back again
  21. KF

    KaterynaF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite place to eat in Dubai! The food is brilliant and the staff are friendly and attentive
  22. KT

    KenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best sushi in Dubai. Superb service, ambience and as always, a real treat
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Every thing was great , I gave 4 starts all in all (not 5) as I and my girl friend did not like the lots of interactions and jokes the chef was doing at the time of tepenyaki cooking. The number of interactions with guests should be very limited , thus is Izakaya not cheap hot pot restaurant. That all, rest was great c
  24. I

    Imre

    Hungary

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Covid shrinked the menu, but quality remained high.
  25. N

    Naomi

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and a wonderful experience esp. for table for one - they always make you feel welcome! A real fun treat of an evening.
  26. AF

    AFranquet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this place, they have a lovely staff and the food is really nice reasonable cheap considering we’re in Dubai. Totally recommendable
  27. I

    Imre

    Hungary

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost as good as usual, menu seection got smaller
  28. GP

    GabrielP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I love the restaurant ambiance, though i feel like the rice is sushi is over cooked but overall it is nice.
  29. HA

    HamdaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Some of the food contain alcohol and we don’t drink it I hope they can replace it with other dressing
  30. n

    neciaw

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambience, fun staff. Good quality sushi- but limited menu only about 8 rolls - could be more inventive. Tempura was excellent. Combo plates could also be a bit more appealing. A bit dark for me but that’s how the create the intimate type feel.
  31. DD

    DieudonneD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wasabi girl and Bell were fantastic!!! So great expérience
  32. EM

    EMWB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect! Wasabi Girl!!! Thank you at everyone, me and my wife enjoyed our dinner!
  33. B

    Badiae

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great evening, the food was verry good. I hope too visit soon again. Thank you..
  34. LT

    LuxTraveller

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nothing special, other than high prices for fairly standard sushi.
  35. M

    Michela

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing evening for me and my boyfriend. Please extend our thanks to the lovely staff Chris and Topher for a great service. Food was really heaven! The place and ambiance was incredible. Will surely come back again.
  36. D

    Dr2a

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menue is too small and short, the options are limited for a authentic Japanese and a 5 star venue
  37. EP

    EmmanuelP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you very much for all your attention! the service was great! thanks to all the staff! The food was very good and the presentation amazing! I work in Ritz Carlton and the service was top! We wanted to order dessert but we seriously were full (we decided to go for one extra roll instead of dessert) however, the surprise to my girlfriend (her birthday) with the cake was top! THANK YOU!!
  38. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent sushi, exceptionally presented. A bit quirky. Would highly recommend.
  39. L

    Lourene

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant dining ,friendliness , ambiance and food overall is excellent.
  40. BN

    BorgeN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    we always keep returning to Izakaya for good Japanese food....

FAQs

Izakaya is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Izakaya

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Business Bay, Dubai 121000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Business Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 6:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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