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Yujo Izakaya

36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
+256 794 289856
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (109 reviews)
“tempura” (15 reviews)
“maguro” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting I took lunch on the weekend. Good ambience in the restaurant and Nice cold beer on tap. The attending waitress was very helpful and choices were easy to make. I had the Bento box as single diner variety is there without excessive...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks nice and all of the staff were friendly. Service was timely. The food was however lacking. 1. Tuna sashimi cut the wrong way so it was stringy. 2. Crab stick is not the same as prawn. If the menu says prawn then...More

Thank Alkemist-SE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical about eating sushi in Africa, but decided to try the restaurant anyway. Uganda is a landlocked country, and not located by the ocean. Yugo Izakaya is situated in a house that has been redone to show off the splendor of...More

Thank Eponymist13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is lovely, loved the art work display outside. The food was really average, i has some rice and beef with a fried egg.. (Don't remember the name on the menu). And yes, i did use chop sticks, even though you have an option...More

Thank emehangye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy cosy Japanese restaurant and sushi bar with new Americanised menu. Nice terrace and with teppanyaki tables inside. Long bar with draught beers.

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Was my first time .. at this place .. they offer a variety of Japanese cuisine, which was actually nice food but the customer service is lacking .. staff don't seem really motivated.. you need to do more customer service trainings for your staff.

Thank estar n
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

When I saw the teppanyaki tables I was psyched. But alas, minimum of 4 needed to fire up the table. So I sat outside and then was asked to be part of a cooking contest...why not? Oh and I won. Then I ordered. I had...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Experience : lunch on a Sunday with few tables (3 or 4 tables, less than 8 guests). The pros : good and efficient service, very little waiting time between the dishes, generally nice staff. The cons : atmosphere of the restaurant has little to do...More

Thank Olivier B
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Yujo's for my son's birthday party. As the number given on the website was not available during the entire day, we made an online reservation (and received a confirmation). Arriving at the restaurant there was no table ready and we...More

1  Thank AnsdeJager
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Best sushi in Kampala! Nice atmosphere and good vibes! Frequently eat from yujo. Also great for evening drinks!!

1  Thank John G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala 23248, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 794 289856
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Yujo Izakaya is a Modern Japanese restaurant and tavern, located in the heart of Nakasero.

We specialize in Japanese RICE WINE and CRAFT BEERS, imported directly from Nara and Mito in 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!

We also now have LITTLE KOBE JAPANESE GROCERY for all your take home needs,including miso pastes, wasabi, japanese chocolate, little gifts, and more!
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