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Iwataya Japanese Restaurant

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8401 N Kentucky Ave #J, Evansville, IN
+1 812-868-0830
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 13:30
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Evansville, Indiana
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is authentic Japanese. From the menus to the tables to the food and service. I had soba noodles with tempura shrimp and vegetables. Wow!! Lots of food! And so good. My husband had the curry beef and rice. It was enough for three people. And it came with a salad! We had gyoza for an appetizer... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. First time to dine a Japanese restaurant with a lot of Japanese dining here. I guess the food must be authentic. I got a teriyaki salmon bento box and replaced the California roll to a Burning man roll. It tastes great.

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Thank dawalish
Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch and is a good value. The food is excellent and there is way too much to eat for a lunch. The service is good for lunch. I haven't been there for dinner in a long while because it took too long to dine; service wasn't bad though just too lengthy of a meal... More 

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Thank allpat321
Evansville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. Thankful to have this place in Evansville. The prices are also reasonable. They have a nice selections of rolls.

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Lewisville, Texas
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86 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

In town meeting with staff from various locations. Good service and tasty rolls and bento boxes. Quickly served.

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Thank RONNIE C
Jasper, Indiana
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Fresh is everything when it comes to sushi and Iwataya delivers! So enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant too, especially sitting at the traditional Japanese-styled tables. Had the pork-filled wontons (like a potsticker) and marinated octopus (Tako Su) to start and four different sushi rolls: the Satsuki, the Philadelphia, the Burning Man, and the Ayame. So delicious! Also tried the... More 

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Thank indigo100966
Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

While the food is good and reliable, the servers are anxious to depart at night. It is not clear if the restaurant is open from night to night. On a recent visit, our server informed us that they closed at 9:00 (Friday) and we needed to finish and leave immediately.

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Thank Jeff K
Evansville, Indiana
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Food is authentic...sushi was great! I enjoy the atmosphere as well. The box meals were good...not great...but good...and with PLENTY of food!

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Thank Codyda
Newburgh, Indiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My son's favorite restaurant. He has been to Japan and loves to come here with friends. Great choices of interesting dishes you can't find other places "monk fish liver".

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Thank Angela P
Kansas City
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

My family and I lived in Japan for nearly a decade, the Curry and Teppanyaki reminded us of the great food we left behind and both are excellent. Prices are decent and service is very friendly. If they could get Orion beer and add Yakisoba to the menu it would be perfect. Just a hint.

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Thank Gary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 N Kentucky Ave #J, Evansville, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: +1 812-868-0830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?