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Maneki, Dublin, Dublin

Maneki

4.4
4.4
297 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 3 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

What 297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 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. AF

    AilbheFinn

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my favourite restaurant. I love the food and the servers are so welcoming and kind

    ManekiResponded 1 day agoThank you very much for coming to our restaurant and for taking your time to leave us a rating and a review! We are so happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  2. HD

    HDDub

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was ok, but I would not return to eat there again. Service was not great. Waitress wasn’t familiar with opening bottles of wine and left half the capsule on top, making it messy to pour (she didn’t pour either). Training or supervision definitely required there

    ManekiResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our staff. We do the proper training for every new employee. We believe it was a human error, however, we will look into it and make sure our staff is properly trained to serve our customers. Sorry again for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you again!

  3. CB

    ConorB

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Worst Japanese food in Dublin but staff where nice.

    ManekiResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that our food wasn't up to your standards, we can guarantee our food is from very good quality. We would love to hear your point our view more detailed to improve our service. If you could send us an email sharing your thoughts with us we would really appreciate it. We would love to have you in our restaurant again to try other dishes from our menu.

  4. CB

    CarolineB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it, the vegan options are fab.. Thanks

    ManekiResponded on 23 July 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  5. D

    Diarmuid

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was completely overpriced although it was pretty tasty. They didn't get the egg right on the ramen though, seemed to be a chilled boiled egg placed on top, which was disappointing. It took us 15 minutes to get someone to get the bill and then another 15 for someone to come back to take payment - each time we had to call out to the staff. I was also barged past by a staff member on the narrow stairs instead of her waiting for me to come down - basic manners really. 12.5% service charge is a bit of a farce given this. Could be a great spot with more reasonable prices and more attentive staff.

    ManekiResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for the heart of the city centre. We are very sorry for the delay in our service. We don't think our staff would do it deliberately as it was our busiest day of the week. The service charge is optional. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay something you don't want to. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part.

  6. AM

    AoifeM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    There needs to be ambient music in the dining room. All we heard were other table's conversations. Food is good, but a 12.5% charge for service for a table of 2 is outrageous when a tip is also encouraged.

    ManekiResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We do have ambient music, we make sure to leave it on until the end of the night. The service charge is optional, you can choose not 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 caused by our part and hope you give us a second chance.

  7. R

    Rachael

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant, hidden gem. Great service, loads of option & lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit again soon.

    ManekiResponded on 9 July 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  8. SB

    SachaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The place is nice, but the food is really too expensive for the way it tastes.

    ManekiResponded on 9 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for the heart of the city centre. We hope you give us another chance and try different dishes from our menu! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We hope to see you again.

  9. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Enjoyed the food only to have the experience destroyed when we were ordered to leave the table for the next sitting just as we were about to order more food. This was completely out of the blue as there was absolutely no mention of a short (90 minute) seating limitation with the booking.

    ManekiResponded on 4 July 2022Dear customer, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking your time to leave us a review. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part. As you visited our restaurant on a Friday night, which is one of our busiest days, we usually have a lot of bookings and we have to organize ourselves according to them. You were politely warned 20 minutes earlier we had another booking and that we would need your table. We are very sorry. We hope to have a chance to see you again.

  10. BF

    BredaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food and lovely staff and setting, highly recommend

    ManekiResponded on 30 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  11. CF

    CiaraF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We were met with a nice waitress and we were brought to a room upstairs with a nice view out to Dawson street. The place was bustling with many other rooms already full. The service was good and the food was ok - have had better sushi. There was karaoke upstairs though (very bad singing) and it was loud. We didn't mind as we were only there for a quick bite but two ladies sitting next to us asked to be moved downstairs which the staff did quickly for them.

    ManekiResponded on 29 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, Ciara. We are glad our service was up to your standards. As a restaurant and karaoke establishment we can't promise there won't be any noises coming from the karaoke rooms. We also can't stop people from having fun. We are happy to hear our staff was able to deal with the situation. Thank you for coming to Maneki and we really hope to see you again.

  12. YK

    YuliaK

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet place in the very centre of Dublin, great quality tasty ramen, rolls and soba. Will definitely be back for more 😋

    ManekiResponded on 27 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  13. M

    ivanM

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good and came out quickly, but that was the last time we saw our server. Had to ask 2 others for our bill before we got it. Not like there wasn’t any help, 3 others were standing around. Need to try harder.

    ManekiResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and rating! It is not usual of our staff to be like this. We are very sorry about that. We will make sure it does not happen again. We hope to see you soon!

  14. CC

    CoolCucumber

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, good service

    ManekiResponded on 17 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  15. p

    pdgrl4

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service attentive and accommodating Exiting the restaurant was disappointing. A gaggle of smokers clogging the stairwell presents a challenge. Management should monitor this area of the restaurant as it presents an unsightly and potentially dangerous departure for customers.

    ManekiResponded on 16 June 2022Thank you for your review and amazing rating! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant, nice ambience. Food is okay. On the expensive side

    ManekiResponded on 21 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and rating! Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for fresh seafood in the heart of the city center. Thank you for coming to our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Staff was super helpful and the food was delicious.

    ManekiResponded on 9 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  18. i

    ivyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great! And the service is superb! Nice and accommodating staff

    ManekiResponded on 7 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious, staff friendly. You can hear people singing from the karaoke rooms but we enjoyed hearing people having a good time.

    ManekiResponded on 7 June 2022Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  20. I

    Ivana

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was lovely, i had sashimi and it was super! Quite pricey overall but I'd say this is the cost to have fresh raw fish. Noise was quite high since someone was using the karaoke room, it was lunch time and i would have referred something a little quieter. Waitresses were lovely but quite inexpert.

    ManekiResponded on 6 June 2022Thank you for your review and generous rating, Ivana! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  21. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was lovely and the service was fantastic. The cocktails were unbelievably good as well. I would 100% recommend this place to people!

    ManekiResponded on 4 June 2022Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Great service A bit noisy at times

    ManekiResponded on 11 June 2022Thank you for your review and rating! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  23. A

    Adam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Delightful food and ambiance, Maneki impressed both me and my girlfriend The curry bowl sated my intense hunger while my partner treated herself to sushi; the vegan rolls were a pleasant surprise; though the avacado salmon roll left a little to be desired. Overall, Maneki is a wonderful choice for date night or friends meal!

    ManekiResponded on 31 May 2022Thank you for your review and really generous rating, Adam! We work hard to give the best experience to our customers, and your words made us extremely happy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  24. AS

    AanchalS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Love the food, decent portions & worth every bit! Definitely worth visiting.

    ManekiResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely go back. Staffs were friendly and accommodating!

    ManekiResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  26. AS

    ASLa

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff, tasty food. I tried the hot sake and was delighted with the contraption they have to keep it hot.

    ManekiResponded on 26 May 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything great

    ManekiResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you for taking your time to give us a review and a rating. We are very happy to hear that. We hope to see you again soon!

  28. FB

    FabiolaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Wonderful service! I will come back whenever I can! 100% recommended!

    ManekiResponded on 24 May 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  29. N

    Nile

    Westmeath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are extremely patient, polite, good humoured and helpful. The building is quirky and a bit of a maze so people are always buzzing past in close proximity but that adds to the atmosphere. It’s a lively and entertaining venue but none of that compares to the quality of the food which is outstanding. You will not regret booking here and you will not leave hungry. Fantastic for parties, anniversaries, celebrations and date nights. Also the cocktails are well worth a try. Enjoy 😊

    ManekiResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  30. GD

    GlenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I really enjoyed Maneki, the food and service were great.

    ManekiResponded on 21 May 2022Thank you for taking your time to give us a review and a rating. We are very happy to hear that. We hope to see you again soon!

  31. BP

    BarbaraP

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 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 on 14 May 2022Thank 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.

  32. 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 2022Thank 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.

  33. 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 2022Thank 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.

  34. 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 2022Thank 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.

  35. 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 2022Thanks for your review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  36. H

    Hannah

    Dublin

    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 2022Thank 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!

  37. 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 2022Thank 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. 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 2022Thank 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!

  39. 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 2022Thank 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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 2022Thank 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.

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 4.4 stars by 297 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 3 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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