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) #93 of 11,777 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Asian, Japanese, Sushi
292-1 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0019
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mackerel” (15 reviews)
“sushi” (60 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
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Asian, Japanese, Sushi
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292-1 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very traditional western Japan sushi place. Very small, but the service is fast. So the waiting time for a table is short. Tables and and the chairs are quite small also. We went with a family and ordered the biggest set. Some of the...More

Thank Eero-Pekka U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only hear in Kyoto and only this shop !! You can taste this amazing real old Japanese Kyoto style Sushi!! Especially this seasonal food "ayu fish "!! Don't miss this tiny wonderful sushi shop when you visit Kyoto (*・ω・)ノ

Thank スマイルクッキー
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I've always made it a point to come back to Izuju each time I visit Kyoto. Each visit was always a treat, but unfortunately I was disappointed this time round. The food is OK, but no longer fantastic. Ordered the Inari and Sabazushi set. Although...More

1  Thank thepetitvoyageur
Reviewed 15 April 2017

In the old days, Kyoto is far from the sea, the seafood are cured before being brought here. We have the mackerel sushi wrapped in kelp, one of the signature dish. Frequently, there is a long Q during meal times. So try to go in...More

Thank emster2029
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I cannot understand how anyone is rating this place excellent. It was dirty, it smelled like gasoline and the sushi was horrible. The staff was ungracious and brusque- it did not feel like Japan. As for the sushi- perhaps the positive reviews have gone to...More

Thank Kath610
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Their sushi is very good, especially the imari - it has a bit of dried orange taste which is absolutely juicy and yummy! The famous saba fish was ok but not wow, wouldn't order it again despite the popularity. Box sushi is a must!! We...More

1  Thank Crystalism
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Understand that the sushi here are in the traditionally made in Kyoto. There are sushi with big pieces of fish, square sushi, sushi using steamed rice. I like the presentation of the sushi when they arrive. However I feel that the vinegar is too excessive,...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I love the inari sushi, it was different than any inari I've ever eaten. There was some kind of crunchy seeds inside which add different texture.

1  Thank L13vi11e
Reviewed 15 January 2017

At first, Saba sushi looks challenging for us so we ordered set B including box sushi(?) and 6 pieces of saba sushi. Box sushi was not that impressive and inari sushi was too sweet for my taste while my sister loved it.But both my sister...More

Thank amygko
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I never had Kyoto style sushi, so I didn't know what to expect. Enjoyed the mackerel sushi and also the unique mosaic-style sushi with tiny little pickles pressed into the rice.

Thank Katong Gal K
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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2 January 2017|
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Response from LadyToad | Reviewed this property |
I'm not entirely sure but I don't think there is. Enjoy!
Christine P
28 June 2015|
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Response from izuju | Property representative |
we don't have booking systems. if you want to get our sushi quickly, we can give as taking away,.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 292-1 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0019
Welcome to Kyoto! Please spend your time here and feel free just like your home. It has been traditional sushi and exclusive available only Izuju. We have been keeping the quality of sushi tasting for 100 years. - Classic & Evolutional Sushi -
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