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Maneki, Dublin, Dublin

Maneki

4.5
4.5
267 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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Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Experiences

  • Lunch Express

    €9.95 per person

    2 May - 30 Nov 2022
    Lunch Express €9.95 (Mon-Wed Only) *Tonkatsu Ramen, Pork or Chicken, Beansprout, Bamboo Shoot, Scallion, Seaweed *Chicken Katsu Curry, Breaded Chicken Fillet, Rice, Curry Sauce *Sushi Express, 8 pieces Chef's Selection *Cha Han, Egg Fried Rice, Chicken King Prawn, Roast Pork and Seasonal Vegetables *Maneki Yaki Soba, Stir Fried Egg Noodle, Mixed Meat, Seafood and Seasonal vegetables

Menu

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What 267 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Healthy

  • Dublin 2

    Healthy

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. GD

    GlenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    I really enjoyed Maneki, the food and service were great.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3

    Guys very not impressed with the bill! 12.5% charge for the table? What is this? Especially a table for two people??? I won’t be back here…

    ManekiResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. It really helps us to improve our customer service. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part. We charge the service charge to show appreciation to our hardworking staff, but it is optional, you can refuse to pay it. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay for something you don't want to. Thank you for coming to our restaurant and we really hope you give us a second chance.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our friend's birthday so I clicked "birthday" in the booking option. I didn't think much of it since in the other restaurants I've booked on here, they don't really do anything about it so I was pleasantly surprised when they came out with mochi ice cream with a candle and happy birthday written on the dish! The food was delicious and plated beautifully as usual and the servers were all really nice. We went to one of their karaoke studios after dinner and our booking finished at 11:30pm. It turns out we were the last customers in the restaurant and the servers were still very pleasant and professional!

    ManekiResponded on 12 May 2022

    Thank you for your amazing review and rating! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  4. AC

    AshC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely staff. Nice set up. Fish was fresh and well presented. Sushi rolls have a lot of rice butbeverything was tasty. I'd go back!

    ManekiResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you for your amazing review and rating! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  5. EK

    ErtugrulK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice staff and delicious food. I'm very glad we celebrated our annversary in Maneki.

    ManekiResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you for your amazing review and rating! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  6. C

    Chickenwing

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant with good food. Good service and nice atmosphere.

    ManekiResponded on 6 May 2022

    Thanks for your review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  7. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable food and lunch menu was good value with lots of options. And kindly catered to my request of no raw fish for the sushi part of the bento box. Really fresh and tasty. Dessert menu was pricy though x 2 Mochi was 7.50€. Only thing was 12.5% service charge was surprising for party of 2 - you can ask for it to be removed but that would be a little awkward of course! I would return again as food was really good.

    ManekiResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and your words made us extremely happy. All Asian food prices have gone up due to COVID-19 and our price is reasonable for the heart of city centre. As for the service charge, you can always refuse to pay it. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay something you don't want to. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you again soon!

  8. JB

    JuliaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and nice staff. We'll definitely be back.

    ManekiResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  9. GS

    GSavino

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful sushi and cocktails. Only downside is the stairs so if you have mobility issues, not ideal. Staff very friendly and helpful

    ManekiResponded on 18 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  10. n

    niamhf

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing authentic food. Loved the ramen and salmon teriyaki

    ManekiResponded on 18 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3

    The food was nice but the service was slow and the waitress forgot one of the items

    ManekiResponded on 11 April 2022

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and for sharing your thoughts. We are sorry our service wasn't how both of us expected, we are always doing our best to improve our customer service and your comment will not be left aside. Thank you for the generous rating and we hope to see you again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Epic meal and fantastic service

    ManekiResponded on 10 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  13. RM

    RaquelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and services! Food was lovely, a little expensive but it worth it! The waitress was really nice.

    ManekiResponded on 12 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  14. CM

    CormacM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant with extremely friendly staff and delicious food. Highly recommend!

    ManekiResponded on 9 April 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  15. MQ

    MarionQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Disappointed that the menu did not reflect online menu choices. Delighted nonetheless that the fab waitress and chef catered for us. Good job. Thank you.

    ManekiResponded on 10 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We will have a look in our online menu and make sure everything coincides, thank you for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you again soon!

  16. AI

    AnaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. Highly recommended 😊

    ManekiResponded on 7 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  17. DO

    DavidO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think it’s the best sashimi and rolls in London. A bit unusual with no branded spirits, but sake cocktails where awesome. Also very attentive and fun staff, would highly recommend.

    ManekiResponded on 4 April 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    I will not come back. When we went, there was a party so it was incredibly loud to the point where all guest in our room looked a bit embarrassed by the situation. We couldn’t enjoy about the noise, people screaming and sing instead of nice night evening music. Also, food is OK at best. They served scallops with French fries, which is a unusual combination to say the least. The staff was friendly and did their best to handle the situation. Sorry but it was terrible!

    ManekiResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us so we can improve our customer service. We understand and are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the noises in our karaoke rooms. We host parties up to 25 people, sometimes it can be loud. We are always trying to find a way to make the experience in our restaurant more pleasing for both sides. We hope you give us a second chance and hope to see you again soon.

  19. MO

    MaureenO

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time trying Maneki, had dinner here last night with my boyfriend. I had the dragon roll and some vegetarian gyoza and my boyfriend had the teriyaki beef. Food was lovely! Service was amazing and attentive. Will definitely be back to try more.

    ManekiResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Good food and sake. Staff where all lovely and the service was good throughout. Overall it was nothing too spectacular (at least the vegetarian selection), vegan salmon was weird wet and spongy. Although we where sat in the quiet Fuji room we could barely hear each other with the sound of the people upstairs singing and drunkenly shouting which was a real shame as it really took away from the experience. Would definitely return to eat here to try the hot dishes that looked delicious, but on booking I will always ask if there are groups upstairs and steer clear of those evenings.

    ManekiResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and for sharing your thoughts with us so we can improve our customer service. We will give notes to the chef and hope you don't judge us by this one experience and give us a second chance to try other dishes of our menu. We understand and are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the noises in our karaoke rooms. We host parties up to 25 people, sometimes it can be loud. Again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you again!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Service staff are brilliant but the food needs more flavor

    ManekiResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thank you for taking your time to give us a review and for sharing your thoughts with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service. Our food is from very good quality. Japanese food is plainer, to taste the seafood and ingredients original taste, more natural. But like any other service and, by nature, sometimes we are flawed. We will give notes to the chef and we hope you don't judge us by this one experience and give us a second chance to try other dishes of our menu. We hope to see you again!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lunch with a friend in a Friday afternoon! The food is outstanding and the vegan selection just a dream to have so many options, including dessert. Staff are very friendly, from the reception to the bill. Elisa looked after our table and we couldn’t recommend her enough, very kindly answered to all our questions about the options and food was quickly served. From the booking to the end a fantastic experience, we will definitely be going back soon.

    ManekiResponded on 26 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We will let Elisa know she's doing a great job! We hope to see you again soon!

  23. KH

    KarenH

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I have been to Maneki a few times, everything I've eaten there has always been amazing. Particularly recommend the Tempura Prawns they are a must eat, batter is always so light and crispy. Tepanyaki Duck also standout.

    ManekiResponded on 21 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Would have rated 5 star, except for their mandatory tipping policy on top of which they hand you the payment terminal with additional 15% as the default amount on top. At no point was the service charge mentioned, almost gave a 30% tip, before my wife pointed out service was already included. I left feeling that they had tried to con me, which they had. Excuses that it is mentioned on the menu don't cut it.

    ManekiResponded on 18 March 2022

    Thank you for your review. We are very sorry our service wasn't how both of us expected. The service charge is optional, you can choose not to pay it, and we mention the service charge on the bill. As for the tips, the system in our credit card machine has a step where you can choose if you want to leave tips or no tip. We would never want to make you feel obligated to pay any of them. We are sorry we made you feel that way and hope you give us another chance. We would love to serve you again.

  25. HC

    HammerC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab Japanese food cocktails and service! Would return x

    ManekiResponded on 12 March 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  26. RM

    RuthM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2

    Food was delayed as per my usual experience here. But the worst part was they now add 12.5% service charge even at lunchtime and the waiter added an additional tip for himself without my consent which made it 25% service charge. Expensive lunch. Won't be returning again!!

    ManekiResponded on 9 March 2022

    Thank you for your review, Ruth. We are sorry your experience wasn't what both of us expected. The service charge is optional, you can choose not to pay it, we state "the guest has the right to refuse to pay the 12.5% TCfee" in the bill. It is not likely that our server tipped himself, seeing that we make sure they ask you to select the amount of tip or no tip at all. If it happened we will take very seriously. We are sorry about any inconvenience and hope to see you again.

  27. NN

    NoortjeN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to eat at Maneki with my sister and father. For us all, this was the best sushi we have ever eaten. We couldn’t and still can’t stop talking about how good the food was! So enthusiastic and would highly recommend!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  28. a

    alexk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was amazing and the staff were incredibly kind !

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  29. EE

    EdenE

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really good Bento Box. They also do bubble across the road.

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  30. JC

    JoannaC

    Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Maybe cool with a crowd but not the place for date night.. super bright and super loud! Food is fine but was pricey for what it was

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review, Joanna. We appreciate you for sharing your thoughts with us so we can make the customer experience in our restaurant even better. Because our restaurant is really busy - specially during the weekends - sometimes we can have large groups and be fully booked, that would explain the noise, but we will work on that. As about the price, our price is very reasonable for the area and quality of our food. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you again.

  31. E

    Elma

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    I am sorry but food was awful. Really disappointed

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that. Our food is delicious and from good quality. We certainly do everything we can to make sure we serve the best food to our customers. Would you mind telling us which dish you ordered so we can ensure there won't be a next time?

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Food and service!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal, best Japanese food in Dublin!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  34. AS

    AndreyS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    My first trip to Maneki was much better partially because I ordered Udon instead of Sabi. The maneki sabi yoba was rather unsatisfying and left me hungry. This compared to my last time were I got the beef udon soup which was cheaper and more delicious and filling.

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so we can make sure we give the best food quality and service to our customers. We hope to see you again!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tara was amazing! Best service x

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your generous rating and amazing review. We hope to see you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was really good and food was delicious! We got the sharing platter and there was a great variety on it. The gyozas were divine!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  37. JB

    JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vegan options were fantastic, friend is coeliac and catered to as well. Can't go wrong with Maneki, never had a bad experience and i always have the same waitress and she is so adorable and attentive!!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. T

    Tean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very nice authentic Japanese food A must visit place if your craving Japanese food.

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  39. BM

    BeatrizM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great thanks a bit pricey but very good food and staff service

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thank you for your review and really generous rating! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. We hope to see you again soon!

  40. W

    Wiktoria

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food and nice, friendly staff. The cocktails were fantastic. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!

    ManekiResponded on 8 March 2022

    Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

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 267 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • 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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