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Sushi Isakaya

) #1,520 of 1,626 Restaurants in Zurich $$ - $$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 89 29
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible37%
30 Jul 2016
“service is awful”
1 Jul 2016
“Never ever”
Open Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Sushi was just ok but Chef was really unfriendly! service there was poor. We won't go anymore. never!!

Thank Aya S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Chef was so rude to scold us right at the entrance, that we did not even dare to step in, not mentioning to eat here something. It is unbelievable how one can treat his customers this way!

Thank Travelbee8800
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Heading says it all and i am not going to elaborate in detail. Service: OK Food: very lousy Price: high, eg expect to spend around ChF50 for a meal (without alcohol). Did we enjoy it? Unfortunately we did not. The California Maki was not palatable....More

2  Thank Popopo1976
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We walked in with expectation to find some decent Japanese Sushi. Already by ordering I ask for a Ume in the Shochu and got some rude shouting at, that such thing does not exist in Japan ( a standard drink in the smallest Isakaya or...More

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Everything on the card is ready-made frozen stuff that the old Japanese owner can pull out from the freezer and defreeze everyday. The egg nigiri (Tamago) was not made in the shop but the purchased one that had been defrozen. Also the rice was overcooked...More

5  Thank sherlyC78
Reviewed 24 January 2015

For a decent place in Zurich for "sushi" (not California rolls or some other Western influenced "Japanese food") in the heart of Zurich, this place is not too bad of a choice. Prices are "alright-ish" but my tip top choice is still Samurai, not as...More

Thank Chickskie
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I have been to Isakaya several times over the years. It used to be a small place with character that had decent sushi. In the meantime, the quality of the food has decayed to a point where I will not go back. Sushi was done...More

3  Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I had lunch with my friend on a Friday in May 2014. My first impression for this Japanese Restaurant is the wonderful location, which is just 2 minutes away from the main train station of Zürich. However, the decoration from outside cannot reach the level...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 12 December 2013

When this sushi place opened a few years ago it was smaller (they expanded next door about 3 years ago), the food was good, and the prices were fair. We have been here again -perhaps once a year- since and each time when we get...More

2  Thank canswiss
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My review in short as its not worth to elaborate further: - Service is poor - Food is not good. The sushi rice was really tasteless and not sticking together. - Atmosphere is zero with very sterile surrounding - Price is extortionate All in all,...More

2  Thank BasmaT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waisenhausstrasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 43 344 89 29
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