Maneki

4.4
51 reviews
€30 and under
Japanese

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Casual
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!
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAislingB
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Lovely food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, staff are lovey and food is delicious and well priced. Would recommend to anybody I know.

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SeamusG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really wonderful food and service! Very enjoyable meal!

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Kims
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant i highly recommend it. I had a great time

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Lorraine
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely evening here with only Outdoor Dining allowed. The service was great and so was the food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best sushi ever ! Great service and price thanks guys

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ROMMEL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

great service!! didnt know the place place exist until i hit open table :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

I'm sure they're usually a nice experience but were not equipped for outdoor seating as per covid restrictions

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NiamhF
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was lovely but quite expensive. Wished there were more cocktails as they were out of the ingredients for all but one but overall pretty good experience.

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GraceK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious sushi, wonderful staff. A great evening in Maneki, we will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The customer service was amazing they were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, great service, especially by Dany, the guy who was serving us!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and sake. Nice atmosphere. Slightly expensive.

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KeiraM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Very Nice food But overpriced, ok service, nothing outstanding or extra from the staff.

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Laura
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning restaurant, and all Covid-19 protocols followed perfectly. I felt safe and clean, and even when 3 other sets of guests arrived after us, our space was all maintained from one another.
Food was absolutely stunning - the presentation as well as the taste. Prices were unfortunately on par with Dublin pricing. which is much, much to high for sushi. It was a beautiful dinner out though and a lovely treat. The sake cocktails are very special, and prices on these were fine, again for Dublin city centre.
I will absolutely be back, and highly, highly recommend Maneki.

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vipGraceG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really tasty sushi, nice service (staff not wearing masks though) The dining spaces are intimate & nicely decorated

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FlorenciaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is really nice and we felt confortable.
It has a really nice environment that invite you to talk while enjoying a nice food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent, so tasty. Service was very fast and waitress and waiter very friendly. As it was my birthday they gave me a complimentary desert. Definitely recommend

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VictoriaK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely gorgeous and the service was friendly and super quick! Even though it's on a busy street once you're inside you are transported to a different world, cannot wait to go back!

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had a self care day and went out to have some lunch by myself. I was at the restaurant at opening lunch hour and I had the whole upper restaurant floor to myself. The food came out pretty quick and the waitress was nice and prompt. I had the matcha latte, beef yakisoba and ebi tempura. It was good overall, but the yakisoba was not very authentic.

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Evechoko
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Des Plats délicieux.
Une ambiance classe, chaleureuse et Otaku. Nous avons adoré.
Un grand merci également pour le karaoké

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Maria
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The sushi was one of the best I've had in Dublin, and the service was memorably one of the worst. We were asked twice by separate waiting staff if we understand that the table we booked via OpenTable was only going to be available for 1.5 hours instead of 2 as per default booking, people around us were told a similar thing and got moved around from one table to another. While constantly looking at the clock, we eventually ended up staying for 2 hours anyway, since we had to wait for our dessert for over 20 minutes, as the restaurant forgot we had ordered it. They told us it was because they were very busy, but half of the tables were empty, so I am not so sure about that. Then again, I'd go back to try more dishes, just perhaps on a less busy day.

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PiotrM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food super service and a nice atmosphere. excellent location

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vipNiamhD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food, service and bathroom

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average ramen

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christinar
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the most delicious food!! We went two nights in a row since it was soooo delicious!! Love love the food!!

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doireannm
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, food was absolutely incredible. Staff were fantastic. Literally nothing negative to say.

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elizaf
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank You so much had a great time. Will return. Ideal for a large party.

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UlfahB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Finally I found a good Japanese restaurant. Love it

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HelenJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Maneki was good in terms of the quality and freshness of the sushi, however we think there were a few issues with service on the night as the table beside us had been waiting 45 mins for food and we got served before them despite arriving afterwards. This led them to get quite annoyed and complained quite loudly leading to a bad atmosphere in the restaurant. The tables are also too close together in too small a space and it feels really squashed.

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LorraineW
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Really enjoyed the experience. Food and service was excellent.

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IsobelM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate from the weekday lunch menu, was delicious and great value

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the better japanese restaurant venue in Dublin... So much better then Y**i ...

Maneki
Responded on 23 November 2019

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

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InaP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Maneki was a very enjoyable venue to eat good Japanese food.

Maneki
Responded on 23 November 2019

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

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Anon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Service was very poor. Had to ask 3 times for water and given it was lunch time our order for 3 ppl arrived in 3 stages rather than the same time. In saying that food was delicious so would give another try.

Maneki
Responded on 23 November 2019

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

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CarolineM
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Tom and team are great. Second time eating there and was even better second time. I brought 5 family members and they all loved it.

Maneki
Responded on 23 November 2019

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

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! and they were extremely accommodating with gluten free needs. Refreshingly easy, very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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MartaSalSan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I liked the atmosphere but the dishes are expensive and not too tasty.

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LauraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The room was freezing; we had to eat with our jackets on - I asked them to turn up the heat but there wad no change. The food was ok but came at different times and some had to be requested and we were told it went to a different table.
The not-optional service charge was very steep when the service was not good. IT ended up being very expensive for an uncomfortable experience. It was not clear on booking through Opentable that Karaoke was not included. It as very loud with people falling dangerously up and down the stairs.

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AoifeM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous service! The Maitre'd gave us a free bottle of prosecco upon arrival, and it was a lovely touch. I've now been here 4 times since it opened and i'm looking forward to my next visit!

FAQs

Maneki does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Maneki also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 561 0889.

Maneki is rated 4.4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.