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Party at Awaji Izakaya - Awaji Izakaya, Oklahoma City, OK

Awaji Izakaya

4.8
4.8
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We invite you to embark on a journey into Japanese gastropub culture at Awaji Izakaya. Our mission remains steadfast: to provide an exceptional dining experience that seamlessly blends the traditional flavors of Japan with a contemporary twist.

We offer an intimate, dimly lit ambiance that encapsulates the spirit of a Japanese gastropub. We proudly present the freshest seafood available in the OKC market, complemented by delightful yakitori, expertly crafted cocktails, and refreshing Japanese beers and sakes.

Chef Richard Ly's menu boasts a diverse array of small plates, otsumami, prepared with a commitment to using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients for the highest quality. With each tantalizing bite, our aim is to transport you to the vibrant streets of Japan.

Omotenashi, the spirit of genuine hospitality, underpins our commitment to excellence from the moment you enter. Our ultimate goal is to create enduring memories for our valued guests, no matter the occasion.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Yakitori
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (405) 367-7360
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Ly
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful venue is available for larger parties and private events. Whether you’re planning an intimate dining experience, corporate event or large celebration we can cater to your every need. Please contact us directly for more information.
  • Area
    Memorial Square
  • Cross Street
    North Rockwell Avenue and NW 122nd Street
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Unwind with Happy Hour Delights!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Sat - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Get ready to elevate your evening to a whole new level of awesome! Join us for the ultimate HAPPY HOUR featuring hot and spicy wings, tantalizing sushi rolls, and refreshing highballs, all at irresistible discounted prices. Let's turn your ordinary day into an extraordinary night! #HappyHourBliss

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What 91 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oklahoma City

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  • Oklahoma City

    Hot spot

  • Oklahoma City

    Best Overall

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  • Oklahoma City

    Best Ambience

  • Oklahoma City

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  • Oklahoma City

    Innovative

  • Oklahoma City

    Hot spot

91 Reviews
  1. KMun

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service. Would recommend and will be back...soon!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and ambience! Chef Richard was so kind and hospitable. We will be back!

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  3. SamG

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this local spot. Great food and service. Their staff is very friendly the moment you walk in the door.

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  4. SuziE

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server Noah was super helpful and very accommodating. All 7 in our group loved everything we ordered. Can’t wait to go back!

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  5. PamelaG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The music they were playing didn’t go with the great atmosphere. Otherwise, we had a great time!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately still in its teething phase with new inexperienced staff. In addition, my wife and I were seated at the bar even after stating we preferred a table. Furthermore we were asked to move down the bar mid-meal. Figure your sh*t out.
    Awaji IzakayaResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. We understand the importance of accommodating our guests' preferences and ensuring a seamless dining experience. While we do our best to honor seating preferences, our seating arrangement is primarily based on OpenTable reservations, following a first-come, first-served basis, especially on our busiest nights. However, we acknowledge that there may have been miscommunication or oversight in your case, and we're committed to improving our service standards and staff training to prevent such incidents in the future. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mother’s Day ever! Fantastic atmosphere, service, and AMAZING food with my amazing children! We will be back for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Seahelcue

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood gem!!! Loads of ambiance and GREAT food!!!
    Awaji IzakayaResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words, Seahelcue!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and the food was very delicious! Noah was our server and he did an excellent job assisting with entree recommendations. Will be back soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dumplings were wonderful! Everything was seasoned perfect! Our table staff, Maya, was excellent!
    Awaji IzakayaResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a first date. We love the vibe and the food is always 11/10!

    2 people found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a 10/10! Love sitting at the sushi bar interactive with the sushi chefs and watching them work.

    2 people found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent and fresh! The Madai Crudo, nigiri sampler and Osaka Duo-Press are amazing!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Gerry

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Every dish was delicious. Will be back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an Amazing experience! Richard and his team have the best sushi and jams in town!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. CaseyT

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 3rd time in. Very small, so make a reservation. We have had appetizers, gyoza and edamame, and they are good. Sushi is very good, we had their weekly special rolls - the gold digger and lobster roll. Excellent. Entrees- udon soup bowl, yaki soba noodles, and kimchi fried rice each with choice of protein. All very good. There is some inconsistency with the flavor of the fried rice, much more spicy last time. All in all, we love it and will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. RikN

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great little spot. Edmond hardly deserves it!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our second time coming in and we ordered cocktails with our food and dessert this time. The food was amazing like last time but the cocktails and dessert were the icing on the cake. Order family style and share dishes you won’t be disappointed!!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. LeslieG

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great, lots of recommendations, food was excellent, great decor.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. CaseyT

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We had cocktails, appetizers, sushi, and entrees. All very good.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the salt and pepper wings. They were too salty, left them on the table. Also had the atomic? wings, they had no taste. I had the udon noodle short rib bowl, the rib meat was gross. The soft shell crab just smelled like seafood, no taste, my husband enjoyed the cold seafood salad, forgot the name. The ambiance was nice, but noisy.

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  22. EmilyF

    Oklahoma City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute decor and the food is fabulous. We love the chicken wings - the salt and pepper are our favorite. The chicken katsu is amazing as well

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in Oklahoma. Honestly so surprised that we have this gem!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall everything was excellent, highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was very fresh and delicious! We had a great server and the items were delivered quickly. I highly recommend, and we will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. dmmgardner

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner and everyone enjoyed their meals Absolutely delish

    1 person found this helpful

  27. DianeC

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service!! Will be returning & taking out

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Dominique87

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Awaji Izakaya! We were seated promptly and our waiter was the best! The food was on time and plated beautifully.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become my new favorite restaurant in the city. SO good!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. JohnL

    Oklahoma City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time exploring the menu and trying some new dishes. The nigri pieces were an excellent size and top quality.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely loved our first time here and will be returning! We had the spicy garlic edamame and it was mediocre. We then tried the udon noodle soup with beef and it was amazing! We also tried sushi! We got the Cajun roll, volcano roll, crab roll, and the Kristy kaboom (my favorite). We then got the blueberry cobbler cheesecake! This place will not disappoint. Highly suggest reservations as the wait time is usually over and hour.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Middle of the week. Went early. Got right in. Service great. Food was very good!!

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  33. Kittenb0mbz

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was okay i got the Hokkaido scallop it tasted like fish so that was a let down, the food is nothing really to be excited about we got some sushi which we didnt get with the rest of our food. It somehow got over looked the servers made it right and did a pretty good job.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Phenomenal. Great experience. Great service. Great food and drink. Wish I could live here!!! Staff is amazing too!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining, great experience! Everyone from the hostess (I’m sorry I didn’t get her name) to our server, Noah, were awesome. Will definitely go back, as this is the best sushi I’ve had in a long while. Also, 10/10 recommend the brûlée cheesecake.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy we discovered this restaurant. The food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend.

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  37. Tammmm

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but service was even better. Hard to find restaurants these days with great service, and this place knocked it out of the park.

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  38. Meli

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is lovely and casual, the staff friendly and extraordinarily helpful. Food was great. We'll be back again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time in one week at Awaji. The service is great and the food is some of the best Japanese that I have had since moving to OKC. I’m surprised by how great the quality of the sashimi is for where we are! This is one of the few restaurants where I feel like I have to try everything at least once

    1 person found this helpful

  40. PaulB

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday party of 6 so we got to try quite a few different things. I had the Toro Sashimi and the Hokkaido Scallop Sashimi (it was my birthday) and loved both. I've had better fatty tuna but at about twice the price, it was very tasty. Everyone else covered the gambit from Salmon to Beef Tenderloin to Sushi. The only stinker of the bunch was, surprisingly, the California roll. My daughter wouldn't take a 2nd bite so I took one for the team and tried it to see if she was being overly dramatic...it was the worst bite of sushi I've ever had. Everything else was delicious and perfectly cooked. Our server was attentive, friendly and helpful. Overall a great night and I'm sure we will be back again.
    Awaji IzakayaResponded on 21 February 2024
    Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're sorry to hear that the California roll didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'd love to learn more about what specifically didn't work for you so we can improve. Could you please provide us with some details on what aspects of the California roll you found unsatisfactory? Your insights will help us tailor our offerings to better suit your preferences and ensure a more enjoyable dining experience next time you visit. Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional feedback or suggestions. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

Awaji Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 367-7360.

Awaji Izakaya is rated 4.8 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Awaji Izakaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Awaji Izakaya

12305 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    North Rockwell Avenue and NW 122nd Street
  • Area
    Memorial Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Yakitori
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Ly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (405) 367-7360
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful venue is available for larger parties and private events. Whether you’re planning an intimate dining experience, corporate event or large celebration we can cater to your every need. Please contact us directly for more information.
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