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Japanese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed 11 February 2021

Loved it all...lovely staff and food fab. Had the platter and veg, all taste sensation. Crime brûlée for desert is a must, All food presented well and very tasty....will be back for sure.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

On a whim we decided to go out for a meal on a recent Monday night . I rang to book in the afternoon however the phone appeared to be heading to a message service so I hung up without leaving a message . A...little later I received a call back (impressive) asking how they could assist ....Booking made. Monday night downtown Papakura should be quiet right....not so as we witnessed many people turned away ..So Book in advance !! The wait team on were down to earth and very helpful . We shared a platter which was extremely visually and taste appealing and followed up with a small main that we sharedMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Awesome restaurant; service was great, really lovely atmosphere and the food was absolutely Devine!!!!! I am definitely going back! Very interesting menu. I loved it!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Don’t order the octopus !!! It arrived nicely presented BUT was disgustingly chewy and tasted as though it had been frozen prior to cooking!!! We let our wait staff know, they checked with the kitchen and assured us it was fresh - NOT convinced on...that!!! Thought the tofu could have taken on more flavours as it was very bland. Platters are always amazing and they do a creme brûlée to die for. Good to see this place full.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

High level of food produced, mostly sharing style. Went with family and we tried almost all of the starters, they were all super well balanced dishes. So nice to be able to eat somewhere producing such amazing food in the middle of Papakura!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 May 2020

Once again Izu excelled - last night dinner after lockdown has to be one of the most delicious meals of the decade. The aubergine was out of this world, teriyaki was delicious as was the lamb, the pork and all the deserts. Great job Izu...- always terrific. We will be back again and againMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

We ordered the Sashimi Platter and were positive surprised by the freshness and quality of the fish and the presentation. To further our luck we then ordered the seaweed salad and the salmon rolls. Again everything was top fresh and very thoughtfully prepared and served....The only distraction was the noisy "elevator" music.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

We travelled to Izu from out of town based on great feedback that I had from friends, and it well and truely was worth the visit The food was amazing. The 'tapa' style dishes were perfectly proportioned for our group of 4 and the combination...of flavours, and unique dishes was great. The service was prompt and attentive, and the price was extremely reasonable for the quality and quantity of food and drink we ordered. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Hidden away in Papakura is this absolute gem,Japanese fusion,each course a taste sensation, food beautifully presented with accompanying dressing and vegetables. The service is excellent,the drinks menu comprehensive. There is no negative here.My only complaint is that it took us so long to find it,our...new go to.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019

We dined at Izu for the third time. Each time the food has been delicious. But last night and our second visit it was very noisy - we couldn't hear each other at our table of three. Some floor matting would reduce to noise levels.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Izu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4