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Yujo Sushi Bar

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4 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
+256 794 289856
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Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with family and friends. Hadn't had good experience the last couple of visits. However this time the owner made some excellent recommendations of tempura prawns and a selection of sushi. Great! Pricey though. Excellent range of whiskies!

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Thank TonyGadhoke
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

We are so happy to see that one of the owners was able to personally make a difference on your table Mr Gadhoke! Do you remember which sushi dish you enjoyed this time? Which one you didn't last time? Let us know on hanif@yujo.ug. Also, which whisky did you enjoy seeing on the menu? We are planning to focus more... More 

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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great sushi - but pricey! The setting is great for dining in - wonderful for special occasions. Good range of options too, especially for vegetarians.

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1 Thank Shakeel P
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed, and hope to give you every possible bang for your buck!!! Let us know which vegetarian options you like best, and perhaps some suggested items you generally like so we can work into our new menu print next month. If you can let us know this info, I will inform the team to increase on... More 

Miami
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very good sushi and the comparable to what you can get in the UK or US. A real treat and one I can recommend to anyone who loves sushi! The new restaurant looks much better and modern compared to the old one. Great ambience! A bit pricy but all good sushi restaurants are like that and at the end of... More 

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Thank GMWPS
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

We are extremely humbled by your praises "GMWPS." Maybe we ask, what does this acronym stand for? (So we can watch out for you and give you a bigger smile and extra sushi next time;)). We hope to reach the standards of the modern world, one step at a time, and are so glad you have joined us on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Yujo is a good friendly place Good food and service . The sushi is really nice and all the other food as well .

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Thank semakula
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

We thank you for you kind comments on both our food and service! How can we make the "good" into "great" and the 4* into 5? Please let me know privately at hanif@yujo.ug and we will go for it!! Arigatougozaimasu! More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent cocktails, waiter service and food. Always busy, good idea to book if you want to sit outside. Toilets need an upgrade though.

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Thank Elizabeth Ó
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for being our awesome repeated/"regular" customer! Please tel us which cocktail was you Favourite so we can create more like them! (Drop message here or quick email on hanif@yujo.ug) We are on process for the bathroom! More 

Gulu, Uganda
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Every time we've eaten there, the sushi has been above and beyond what you expect in Africa. It's fresh, well presented and the staff are attentive. Quite a number of items we ordered from the menu weren't available this last time we attended. Maybe it was a low spot. They were slow to resolve seating issues and seemed a little... More 

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Thank Robin Y
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for appreciating the hurdles our team has to jump in order to bring our clients seafood from The far reaches of the globe! Due to the long journeys the seafood must travel, sometimes product may not pass standards to make it to the table, and as a result, not everything can be available. With improving cold chains and a... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They have amazing sushi, great ambiance and cool events! Never been disappointed by food or service. The venue is cool

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Thank Marianne-ohl
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

Magnificent, we do it all for you! Please continue to support us into this year while we launch a wide range of new food and beverage products from the Ibaraki and Kansai regions of Japan!!! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The customer service is excellent. Well, at least all the times I have been there, it's been great. Not sure if it's because I know half the waiters...Hahah!. Portions of food are amazing! A tad bit pricey though. Great restaurant location and you have the option of indoor and outdoor seating. They do have other options of food for those... More 

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Thank Nancy A
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

We don't know why to say Nancy, you're far too kind with us!!! Maybe the service team are treating you extra well and giving you bigger than normal portions because they all love you so much!!!!! Thanks for sharing with other readers about the teriyaki. It's true, that teriyaki is our best seller now for 5 years, and we urge... More 

Entebbe, Uganda
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Well, there's not many names I can say in Japanese except Sushi, yujo, sukiyaki and these are some of the many dishes me and my friends had at this marvellous restaurant. Located away from the noise, the ambiance of Yujo is that you close your eyes for. Did I mention the food was exquisite? Yes it is. Take yourself there... More 

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Thank Burtbaguma
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

Welcome again to Yujo Izakaya! We pleased that the new location was to your satisfaction, and the food as well! It's always a pleasure. More 

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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The sushi was very good, and there were other options of noodles, teriyaki, etc on the menu for those who didn't want sushi. It was expensive, but that's to be expected of any sushi restaurant in the region. It has a nice atmosphere, with seating inside or on the deck.

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Thank Rebecca B
HanifRehemtulla, Owner at Yujo Sushi Bar, responded to this review

Yes, our cooked dishes are gaining popularity especially over 2016! We hope to introduce those who aren't familiar with sushi to the ever popular "Teriyaki" that you mentioned. The sauce is made from the finest Japanese ingredients imported by us, and blended in house by us! A tip you might not have known about our noodles: we use 100% East... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 794 289856
Description
Yujo Izakaya is a traditional Japanese restaurant and tavern, located in the heart of Nakasero. We specialize in Japanese rice wine, imported directly from Nara, Japan! So when you come to visit us, please come thirsty! Our restaurant features a hot kitchen and sushi bar, with fresh local ingredients, and many others sourced from all over the world!

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