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“Deceptive Looks”
Review of zipangu

zipangu
Ranked #10 of 132 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$22
Cuisines: Japanese
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Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine, family owned, chef with 50 Years of experience. Small cozy place in country town like old fashioned Papa Mama shop. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Fully licensed
Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you weren't recommended to this restaurant or were just passing by, it would be unlikely that you would try it. The surprise is that it has remarkable Japanese cuisine and is not as it outwardly appears. Worth a visit if you like Japanese.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Located just a short walk from the main tourist strip of Macrossan st .

A no frills establishment ran by Japanese staff with Lovely good quality food , good service and reasonable price .

Best tuna sashimi we’ve had in a long time .

Thank davdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We have driven and walked past this place many times over the years, I have previously dismissed it because of its location and takeaway appearance. How wrong have I been and how much have I (we) missed out on.
This year we decided to finally give it a go, picking up on some of the other reviews I we made a booking, wise decision. It is quite small and going by our experience is likely to be full if you attempt a walk-in.
The pricing is consistent with PD pricing, so it is not cheap, not that any Japanese is cheap unless you're not looking for Sashimi.
We had a lot of Sashimi dishes all of which we excellent, a quite drinkable house saki (warm) and my wife's favourite gouza. Word to the wise, watch the sauce that comes with the gouza it is a chilli soy, fine if you like chilli but a shock if you don't.
Well worth checking out if you like Japanese especially if you like Sashimi.
Just remember to book.

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Thank 123TonyP
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Zipangu is a small restaurant/take away business offering standard japanese food at high prices. We paid $30 for a bowl of tofu and some vegetable tampura and $32 for a plate of sashimi and rice. The menu is not available on line so prices cannot be checked before going there.
The service was rapid and the waitress attentive. They refused to split the bill.

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We dropped in here at opening 5:30pm. The restaurant is small and all tables were pre booked for the evening. They did try to find a space, but we opted for takeout. There followed a stream of customers trying to get a table and the following evening was booked out whilst we waited. My advice: if you would like a table, book in advance!
Take out was beautiful. We had a selection of sushi, sashimi, gyoza and Katsu curry.

Amazing food. Thanks!!

Thank Gazzamelazza
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