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Awaji Izakaya

4.8
4.8
76 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 21 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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  • 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 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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76 Reviews
  1. CaseyT

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

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  2. RikN

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  3. 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!!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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!

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  15. JohnL

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. PaulB

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. RyanW

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried this place for our Valentine’s dinner and really loved everything we had. Tuna tartare, bluefin otoro, snow crab roll, and caviar for appetizers. The chef also gave us the sturgeon roe to try. Absolutely delicious! We both had the grilled salmon & shrimp for entrees and finished with the blueberry cobbler cheesecake for dessert. All of the food was delicious and nicely plated. We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back!

    2 people found this helpful

  27. Carson

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. I got a sushi roll, noodles, and a blue berry cobbler white chocolate cheese cake. It was all delicious and definitely fed two people. The cheese cake was to die for. Definitely recommend this place!

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  28. AmyS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience and superior service and quality of food. 5 stars from us!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. SamG

    Oklahoma City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to neighborhood restaurant. Outstanding food and service. We live the blue fin tuna.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Jake

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The reservation option was useless with having to wait for 20 minutes for a table.
    Awaji IzakayaResponded on 21 February 2024
    Hi Jake, We understand your frustration with the wait despite making a reservation. Our aim is to provide a seamless dining experience, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We value our guests' comfort and strive to accommodate everyone's dining preferences and pace, which can occasionally lead to unforeseen delays. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll review our reservation system to ensure a more accurate estimation of wait times in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for us to eat at Awaji Izakaya. Everything about the experience was more than ideal. To say it is the best Japanese food we have ever eaten is an understatement and the service was impeccable. The prices were very reasonable for the amazing dishes we had. I cannot recommend this place enough.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. LizK

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and beautifully prepared! The wait staff was fantastic!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi I've had in the Metro...hands down. Priced very fair for the quality and awesome ambiance. It was the perfect choice for my girlfriends birthday dinner. Thank You.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. CCAMP07

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi is fresh, Steak is great, Chicken is tasty, and the Wings are on point. Chef Richard does an amazing job, you won’t be disappointed with the food presentation or taste! Wait staff are all knowledgeable and very attentive!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Japanese food we’ve ever had! Our table couldn’t stop talking about the flavor and how good everything was. Highly recommend the wings! The hostess was so kind and the waiter was great and helpful too!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. RikN

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant. Best Japanese food in the city!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Bosshog

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience, highly recommend. Some of the best food in the City

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Ethan

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered gyoza, the nigiri sampler (one of each of the 7 fish excluding the uni), the yakitori sampler and a bottle of sake. It was all excellent. I don't throw this kinda language around often but the gyoza was actually the best gyoza I've had in OKC and I've had a lot of gyoza. The nigiri was also some of the best around here. Comparable to Tokyo in quality.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Tiffany

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for good food, conversation, and ambiance. Great prices too!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've got to give a Huge shout out to Chef Richard Ly @chefy_richard What an absolutely beautifully done concept! The drinks were amazing, the food was authentic and spectacular, and the overall vibe and experience was perfect. I felt like I stepped off a Japanese city street into an izakaya bar. Very well done, Chef, you did it, and it's amazing! Thank you so much for showing my wife and I a very special evening for her birthday. And let's get together sometime soon and go over that collaboration dinner menu 🦞🍣😉 It'll be awesome! ✌🏻 For the rest of you, here are some pics of our dishes we had. (Mind the gyoza pic, I stole that pic from the website. Forgot to take the photo before we dug in lol and it was the best gyoza I've ever had hands down) If you haven't been, you are robbing yourself of an amazing experience. Make a reservation on OpenTable or you probably aren't getting in!! Drinks we tried: Shibuya, Tokyo old fashioned, Hibiki harmony, yuzu whiskey sour (get the old fashioned. DAMN!) Food: Tuna Tartare, Bloody Hamachi, Burrata, Nigiri platter, short rib upon soup, tonkatsu pork, grilled mackerel, and a mochi trio. Just wow! Congrats @chefy_richard and the entire @awaji_izakaya_okc staff. Amazing job! 👏 I'll be back

    1 person 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 76 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 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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