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Yoi Izakaya, Dublin, County Dublin

Yoi Izakaya

4.8
4.8
182 reviews
€30 and under
Izakaya
Izakaya (居酒屋) is, a Japanese casual drinking establishment, similar to tapas bars.

In Yoi Izakaya, we provide a spacious and cozy space for friends and family to enjoy our variety of classic Japanese cuisine and our signature dishes: Ramen, Sushi, Yaki soba...

We offer a function room for any special occasion
please ring 01-5981799 or email yoimespil@gmail.com for more information.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Izakaya, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 598 1799
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    For Luas stop at Charlemont and 12 minutes walking, for bus we have 39, 39A, 37, 38, 38A, 46A, 145,155, 70
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Value

  • Dublin

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin

    Healthy

  • Dublin 4

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 4

    Best Food

  • Dublin 4

    Best Service

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 4

    Best Value

  • Dublin 4

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin 4

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin 4

    Good for groups

  • Dublin 4

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin 4

    Healthy

  • Dublin 4

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 4

    Romantic

  • Dublin 4

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 4

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Dublin 4

    Lively

182 Reviews
  1. Caoimhe

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for money. Food was excellent quality and service was fantastic.

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  2. SeanD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Was quite surprised how reasonable it was when the bill came as well!

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  3. CintiaS

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic and delicious vegan options, friendly staff! Went for dinner with a friend and came back for lunch with my husband the next day! Lovely and relaxing atmosphere

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  4. essqueue

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a delicious dinner as usual but the experience was ruinded by a large office group of drunk 20 something year olds who were extremely loud. We were two tables away and they actually prevented me and my boyfriend having a conversation. He eventually asked the staff to ask them to keep it down a bit whoch they did but our friends paid no attention. I would have ordered another glass of wine but actually we couldn't wait to leave. Note to self - Don't go again on a Thursday night!

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  5. RichardD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food,one of our favourite restaurants.Staff is lovely too.Great selection of Japanese cuisine.

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  6. Noddy

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Choices. Fresh Tasty food. Great value. Professional staff.

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  7. GarethK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is excellent as always but there has been a real change of service downwards in the past months. Orders getting confused, inattentive, food served randomly and not in order asked. No proactive serving approach - is everything ok? Do you need anything else? Would you like dessert or another drink? I’ve always loved the food here bit service level has deteriorated significantly.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, with the best Japanese food in town!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! cant wait to go back. Never disappointed.Food is delicious

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  10. LinkinT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time eating here. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the people working there were all very kind and attentive. We were visiting for a birthday, and I had mentioned this in my booking, and the server came out with a candle and cake, singing happy birthday. It was perfect, and we really appreciated it! The food was lovely, and the restaurant is much bigger than I thought it was, with downstairs seating as well. We will absolutely be back.

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  11. Chewie

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice staff and food . Becoming a regular. Worth going to

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  12. Tilly

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a great place to dine. Food is so fresh and delicious

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there a second time, and although the food was still amazing, the service was unpleasant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Experience as per usual! Cant wait to get back!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding, delish, Looking forward to going back

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  16. Nicole

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service from them, lovely environment. The ambiance was a little loud and warm inside the restaurant but it’s understandable as it’s approaching Christmas and the restaurant is packed with customers. Food was lovely, super big portion. Also got a lovely treat from the waitress for my friends birthday ❤️

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  17. PaulM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this restaurant. All dishes were really excellent and promptly served. We will be back very soon.

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  18. Simo

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, gorgeous food and lovely staff. The only thing that needs a little improvement is taking food orders. I got the wrong dish, although the staff handled it very gracefully and promptly came back with the right one, and they forgot a glass of wine. I enjoyed it nonetheless and I definitely recommend it.

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  19. BurakE

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time visited Yoi Izakaya.Food and service both perfect.Highly recommended.

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  20. Natalie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cosy, atmospheric place and excellent food. Wine very expensive and then found out it was a BYO. Will go back.

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  21. GinaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab night , lovely food and great service . What more can you ask for :)

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  22. Noreen

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Lovely staff, been here a couple of times and highly recommend!

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  23. Arnie26

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. When in Dublin this is a must for us. The hand made prawn goyza dumplings are so delicious and just to die for. Their sushi is fabulous, we have had the dragon roll and the salmon tataki roll. We usually get the sushi as take away for later. Noodle dishes are a favourite as well and their chicken shoryu ramen and the original tonkotsu ramen is also delicious. The lunchtime bento box is very popular and great value. Do visit, you will not be disappointed. If you can book a table beforehand do so cos any time we go they are busy. Staff are very friendly and helpful with queries about dishes on the menu that you may not know. Totally 5 stars from us.

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  24. mrrnickname

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table for 2 on a Sunday night in October. Generally the restaurant experience was as good as on previous visits but unfortunately the food did not reach those standards. The asparagus, a favourite has been removed from the menu but hey, we'll get over that. More disappointing that the YakiSoba was made with yellow egg noodles (!) rather than the usual brown buckwheat - changes the dish entirely. (Not sure if they ran out, the Dublin Marathon was that day!) Also the Tempura did not reach its previous heights and the tuna tataki tasted like it had been prepared some time before ordereing. Not sure why these changes have been allowed to happen to one of the best Asian restaurants in Dublin. Overall just about 3/5, whereas all previous visits a firm 4.9.
    Yoi IzakayaResponded on 1 November 2023
    Hi dear customer We are truly sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience in our restaurant. For the asparagus not sure which dish are you referring, but we didn't have any dish just with asparagus, and the yakisoba, only the vegetarian version, yasai yaki soba is with thcw  e buckwheat noodles. Thank you so much for your feedback so we can improve our overall service! Please let us know if there was anything not meet your expectation in the restaurant , we would always be happy to remake the order for you. Sorry again for your experience.

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  25. JorgeH

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice sushis, Wonder tempuras, great duck Yakisoba. Nice service! The Table was tight for the food, a little unconfortable. But a great dinner for shure!

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  26. KarisH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, not loud so you can hear each other, lovely staff. Will definitely be back!

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  27. BurakE

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty Japanese food.Outstanding service.Highly recommended.

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  28. thr0b

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolument parfait ! Service impeccable, et excellente nourriture joliment présentée, propreté impeccable du lieu.

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  29. HannahT

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi food service were so so good. Only problem is the tables are so close together we may as well have been sharing the table with strangers. I know they need as many covers as possible but it kind of ruined the mood as you limit your conversation as well as hearing your neighbours conversations. Would still return but maybe not for a date night

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  30. RedaU

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always incredible. Staff is always super helpful and attentive also!

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  31. FlaviaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and the price fair, unfortunately theere isn't much space between tables and it's incredibly hard to speak with the other person at the table.

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  32. DPPH

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent authentic fresh food served quickly as always

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  33. Anca

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favourite place to eat in Dublin! Excellent food, service, decor and value for money. I've eaten here with family and friends on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

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  34. JamesM

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese restaurant in Dublin by a long way

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  35. LauraM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, friendly staff, fun atmosphere, good value

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  36. DPPH

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fresh authentic food with fast attentive service

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  37. CaryB

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a lucky find on a recent trip to Dublin and it was a nice, easy walk from our hotel. The food and service make it easy to understand why this restaurant is so busy. The restaurant is larger than it looks and they were able to accommodate us despite a booking close to our arrival.

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  38. Mira

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most authentic Japanese restaurant in Dublin. The food was just amazing and the staff are really nice.

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  39. RichardM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn’t have been more impressed with the food and the politeness of the staff. Well worth every penny and it was so reasonably priced. This would be my first recommendation to anyone for Asian food in Dublin

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was there just 3 times, trying something new each time. Never disappointed. For me, number one in Dublin.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yoi Izakaya using the Order Online button. Yoi Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 598 1799.

Yoi Izakaya is rated 4.8 stars by 182 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yoi Izakaya

71 Mespil Rd, Dublin, County Dublin D04 XA71

Additional information

  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Izakaya, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    For Luas stop at Charlemont and 12 minutes walking, for bus we have 39, 39A, 37, 38, 38A, 46A, 145,155, 70
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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