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Maneki, Dublin, Dublin

Maneki

4.5
4.5
480 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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 561 0889
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Healthy

  • Dublin

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Dublin 2

    Healthy

  • Dublin 2

    Vegetarian-friendly

480 Reviews
  1. EduardoV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding and the food delicious. Great place to eat.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here multiple times for lunch and dinner. Best Katsu Curry in town. I have tried their most of their dises and everything is great. Nothing disappointed me till date. Good flavors. Ruby Cheesecake dessert is very tasty and definitely must try. Service is also fast.

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  3. HelenK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic little gem, very good food, very tasteful Japanese decor in a beautiful old building. The only issue we had was a rather noisey work dinner group of people next to us which kinda impacted the vibe. But otherwise the service, presentation and food was really great. Will go back for sure.

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  4. SeanF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible atmosphere, food, service. Waiter was so friendly and helpful. Delicious food and ambience was just perfect. High praise best Japanese spot I've been to.

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  5. GlendaR

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal with family, 2 adults & 2 teens, all enjoyed the food & venue

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  6. Username44

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We (family of 5) went to Maneki for a late lunch. The service was impeccable and the food very tasty! This wasn't our first time in this restaurant and we will definitely come back!

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  7. GemmaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and fantastic service. Seafood bento box great choice.

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  8. CamilaLui

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding service and food!! Recommended ♥️

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  9. Dave

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice little place very good food and at least for lunch I thought pretty reasonable prices.

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  10. HonestBob

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our main dishes was not great. "Take-away quality", she said, not enough fried tofu and too many onion.

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  11. JohnO

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and great value for money - love the Bento boxes
    ManekiResponded on 21 January 2024
    Dear John Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food with great choice, and cooked to perfection. Love Maneki!
    ManekiResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  13. SusanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, very friendly staff, very enjoyable meal
    ManekiResponded on 18 January 2024
    Dear Susan Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  14. Joan

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really good, as usual! The restaurant was a little cold and I think some light music would be nice for atmosphere and a little privacy, as we could hear the conversation of the couple beside us! The tables are very close together, so music might help!
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Dear Joan Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. If you visit us again in the future, please check with the waiter if they turn on the air conditioner, or you could let them change the temperature to keep the room warmer or cooler. we have air conditioner in every dining room and karaoke room. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  15. JordanO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly staff! Will definitely be back highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of Japanese food!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food in a beautiful setting and friendly staff!
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  17. FionaD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely meal with family on the recommendation of our daughter. We requested and got a window seat which was fab. We shared starters of prawns, squid & chicken. They were all fab as was the buento box, teriyaki geek & duck. A quirky restaurant full of small rooms. Will definitely return as food and and price was excellent.
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Dear Fiona Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  18. CarolinaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a special date. Service is very good and food is delicious
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Dear Carolina Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  19. MLC100

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wonderful service. Best meal out in Town in a long long time!

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  20. SheilaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was reasonable, well presented but not quite as flavoursome as it could have been. We were not happy with the noise level. We were in a small room with a large noisy group beside us which sadly spoilt our experience.

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  21. AnnieD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab food. Lovely wait staff. But the screaming from the karaoke was a little off putting We may have been too close to the floor where it was
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Dear Annie Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. If you visit us again in the future, you can leave a message when booking to arrange a seat on our ground floor, not on the first floor. This way you can avoid hearing our karaoke on the second floor. thank you for understanding. All the best.

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  22. SeanD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to see that there were only two types of nigiri, and one of them were sold out. Otherwise great food and service
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a rating. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  23. KelseyZ

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Right off the bat, the required booking deposit was a serious put off. They gave little to no information about where my 20 euro per head was going or even if I would be getting it refunded. The drinks were good and the beef salad starter and sushi plate was fine, but when our ramen and udon came, we were seriously disappointed. It wasn't even ramen... the "ramen" had rice noodles, which isn't the traditional noodle in ramen. The beef was very overcooked and the broth was so bland it might as well have just been warm water. The udon was the exact same as the "ramen" as well. Additionally, the automatic gratuity on a table for two people is unheard of and absurd. The service was shocking and not worth leaving a tip on, as I had to go down three flights of stairs just to find a server and ask for the bill. It was Christmas Eve and it's not like it was overly busy, and I found several servers just standing on the ground floor. They could have been more attentive. I don't know if it was just because it was Christmas Eve, or this is just the typical behaviour and product Maneki produces, but it was extremely disappointing and we will not be returning. I don't recommend.
    ManekiResponded on 8 January 2024
    Dear Kelsey, we’re sorry to hear that you had a poor experience at our restaurant. First, we love to let you understand that we did not delay your refund, normally all the deposit is refunded to the customers on the next day by the officer. your deposit was refunded on the 27th of December as your booking is during Christmas Eve, all the restaurant and hospitality is closed on 25th & 26th so nobody work in the office, and we’ve try our best. Second, you mentioned ‘Udon was the exact same as the Ramen’, we're not sure how much you know about Asian food, but Ramen and Udon is totally different. Our ramen is made fresh daily by our chefs.

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  24. JoannaC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I loved the ramen i ordered, a lot better than what i was expecting. Sushi was ok, wouldnt mind paying that much if it was great, i guess i should have said to serve it later so i could have had it as soon as it was made. Drinks had too much ice, could not enjoy it with the paper straw, it was melting. Would still come back though to try the rest of the menu.

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  25. Beppa

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent as per usual. The was a little bit chilly but other than that it was a lovely lunch.
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious fresh food, quick friendly service. Only one thing I would say, please don't clear a table while people are still eating. 🙏
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. Noted with thanks. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  27. SandraH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious and service was outstanding!
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place. Cheeky 12.5% service charge for a 32 euro meal at lunch for two people. . Please don't be at that carry on. Fine if it's 5+ people

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  29. AgnieszkaC

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff. Delicious food. Great for quick bite or evening with friends.
    ManekiResponded on 10 January 2024
    Dear Agnieszka Thanks for visiting Maneki and leaving a good review. We will try our best to do better. All the best.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed dining at Maneki. Lot of vegan options and delicious too. Loved the service. Definitely going back.
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  31. GloriaA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. The view from the window is really nice.
    ManekiResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  32. Colastrawberry

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good service & nice dining rooms, but mediocre under-seasoned food & watered down cocktails.

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  33. Laur

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was nice! A bit expensive for some dishes but tasty. It can get quite loud when big karaoke groups but nice setting.

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  34. Shaniqua

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service- friendly staff, great venue for a party!
    ManekiResponded on 11 December 2023
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  35. MaryC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! 😍 Went to celebrate a birthday. Japanese food is a favourite as we lived in Japan. Did not disappoint. ☺️ Food and service excellent!
    ManekiResponded on 11 December 2023
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  36. SeanR

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, enjoyed a pre-Xmas dinner with some friends. Only negative was that as we were getting ready to leave (anyway) the waitress informed us they needed the table back ... we weren't told that in advance or as we sat down to dinner. If the server had checked that we knew about the time-constraint, she might have noted how we were getting ready to leave and didn't need to shoo us out!

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  37. ArtemS

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Trash, I do not recommend it !Trash, I do not recommend it !

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  38. Trish

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautiful and tasty. The space was very attractive, although it was quite cold and also very quiet, which sometimes made us feel like we could only whisper to each other. We were happy with the service. However, the restaurant's practice of adding a 12.5% gratuity to the bill and then asking guests if they agree to the gratuity, is terrible: it puts guests in the very uncomfortable situation of either agreeing to something they don't actually agree with (after all, tipping is not expected in Ireland), or being forced to tell the server to remove the gratuity from the price. The amount itself is also rather bold, given that 10% is the more standard amount here.

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  39. JohnO

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, efficient service, tempura to die for.
    ManekiResponded on 22 November 2023
    Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear from you and hope to see you again soon.

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  40. Jules

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We used to be lunch regulars years ago. Was looking forward to this last night. Menu is shorter now. Waited 40 mins before they took our food order, my friend’s food arrived cold and lacked seasoning. I had the hot pot which was okay, broth was lovely but not much meat/fish in it. Server tried to clear table when we hadn’t finished eating. Bottled water is compulsory. I was charged 12.5% service charge, on a table of 2, which was not mentioned on the main menu. Was not impressed. Don’t think we will be going here again.
    ManekiResponded on 20 November 2023
    Dear Jules Thanks for visiting Maneki. we are so sorry to hear your rating. We would like to clarify two points: first, bottled water is not compulsory, our waiter would just ask everyone if you want bottled water or other drinks before ordering. Second, our 12.5% service charge is marked on our menu, and Also indicate on the receipt: ''Guests have the right to refuse to pay the 12.5% TC fee. Saturday is the busiest day for the restaurant. We can only give the small table a maximum of 1.5 hours or 1 hour and 45 minutes to accommodate other table reservations. We hope for your understanding. We change our menu every year and we remove dishes that are out of season or that aren't ordered as much. We hope to see you again.

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FAQs

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

Maneki is rated 4.5 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maneki

43 Dawson Street, Dublin, Dublin 2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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