Maneki

4.5
216 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!
What 216 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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SimonV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and the food was good. The staff were great and very friendly, they were able to help us when needed. The karaoke rooms were clean, energetic and spacious. It was also within reasonable price. I would go back again

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Joan
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was very quiet, but that’s probably down to the world at the moment and the time we actually booked our table for, 2.45. Food was excellent and good value, we felt a little rushed at the end of our meal. We would have liked to do karaoke but nothing was offered and we only found out that it was available until we were leaving.

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AndreyS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food phenomenal our waitress was attentive and friendly and the food is worth the money you pay

The atmosphere was soothing and calm

Only negative is that the drinks are expensive but that’s it

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KarenH
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only real negative was that the location was not very warm, I was tempted to keep my coat on. Other than that it was, as always, a pleasure to visit. Food & staff amazing 😊🥲

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Customer
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It is a nice place but the ramen was only ok. The ramen in Kokoro is nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the moment you walk into Maneki you are warmly greeted by wonderful staff.

This was our second meal in this restaurant and we went back because the food is fantastic, but largely due to the warm friendly staff.

A wonderful experience and I will definitely be back on a regular basis when in the city. To have some wonderful food and warm Saki.

Our waitress this time was Elizabeth and all of the other staff who greeted and seated us were very attentive too.

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EmilieL
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Awful food and even worse ambiancd. I was racing to get out of there. Not authentic Japanese at all.

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely waiter, wish I could’ve tipped him. Service was great and food was amazing

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have no words!! Food was simply amazing, staff very friendly and kind. I will be back ❤️😋

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BrianL
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

It seemed a little chilly at first but the room warmed up as more people arrived . The staff were cheerful , helpful and polite . Food was good . Spanish wine poor but Saki and Malbec were good . Draft Guinness about 4/10 ! The large chef’s sushimi had insufficient wasabi and ginger and more was requested which arrived in 2 small side dishes .These were billed at €1.50 each but were taken off after I protested . Covid rules were enforced and restaurant closed at 8 pm. !
An enjoyable night !

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my fav place to go!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was great !! Very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Second time in Maneki and I’d highly recommend it. Excellent food, friendly service and relaxed ambiance.

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Customer
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good overall and the restaurant was nice, the sushi was kind of warm when it came out (?) Didn’t taste bad at all was just confusing. Would’ve given more stars however we were handed the bill after only 1hr 15mins and told we had to leave soon. This would have been fine had we known previously and given the chance to order dessert or another round of drinks had we known we had to be quick about things. That was the only downside to this visit.

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SeanM
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Tempura prawns are amazing (had them last time, and ordered a second portion). We had bentos for mains (lunch) comprising more than enough food; everything delicious (gyoza, sushi, salmon teriyaki, rice, miso). Everyone at the table agreed we can't wait to come back again! Happy days.

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JDodd
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was beautiful, the service was great and the mojitos were 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and so delicious and the staff are so attentive and friendly!

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KatieO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Been to Maneki 3 times already and will keep coming back in future

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NielufarM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food and service although a little pricey, atmosphere wasn’t great

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service from Tara who was lovely she was so nice and was always checking if we were okay. We would definitely come back just for how great she was. 10/10 vibes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was really nice and yummy, but a little pricey for their portion sizes. The shouting from the karaoke can get a little distracting so I think better sound-proofing is needed. And the service definitely needs some work because we felt like we were rushed through the courses.

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GrumpyOldMan
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Staff was friendly but obviously not very familiar in their roles. We got 2 out of 3 meals wrong. Food was cold(ish) and not as flavored as you will expect from Japanese restaurant.
We were very annoyed that out of 5 items on the desert menu, only one of them was actually available (and green tea ice cream)

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AbbyC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only item which i thought was poor was the California roll, it was kind of like a patte and was very unusual.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was so friendly and environment was lovely! Good sushi also, includes a vegan section in menu with is always appreciated

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Aoifeelizabeth
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, food came quickly and cocktails were presented beautifully. Everyone in there was very welcoming. Place looks great. Huge vegan selection too.

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JadeW
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely staff and great vegan options! Would definitely come back for karaoke.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday 🎉 dinner! Was lovely… I just love this place and the food. Fresh, tasty, delicious! Great value for money

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Dania
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice service. We went on quiet time, so not sure how it will be on busy periods. Will go again

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RayC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good fun.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible! Food was to die for and Tara was a fantastic host. I highly recommend this place for a date

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KearaM
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great wine list, excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and staff! The best sushi in Ireland!

Definitely recommended! ❤️

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Arijit
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hassle free dining experience. Courteous staff, super quick service and delectable food. One such place where you can go again and again

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Ines
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sushi and amazing food presentation. The ambience was really chilled.

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LanaU
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Gutes Essen, vernünftige Preise. Am Ambiente könnten sie noch arbeiten.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Great food. Service all over the place: messed up order timings, forgot drinks, etc. Just inexperienced, not staff’s fault, it’s a lack of training.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Had a new server who was confused. She had a large table and was clearly overwhelmed by it. Our hot entrees came out at different times, as she let us know they were out of one at the time the other came out, and I had to send an ice tea back because it tasted like dish soap.

The Salmon I had was well cooked but unseasoned.

I think they are struggling with labor like everyone else, h there are far better options in Dublin and I for one will not be returning.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and capable staff, short wait time for food, decent prices (considering the location) and a very stylish place, lots to recommend!

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MarionB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our first visit but it wont be the last. We loved it, great selection, and good ventilation

FAQs

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

Maneki is rated 4.5 stars by 216 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 bookings at the moment.