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“Primarily a teppanyaki place, does a good job.”

Restaurant Ishihara
Ranked #72 of 1,191 Restaurants in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Disclaimer: I travel to Japan a lot, so that's my reference.

Ishihara in the Nürnberger Altstadt does a pretty good job in making itself as authentically Japanese as possible. The chefs and the dishes are all Japanese, and there are very few compromises. I recommend one of the set menus: it takes your mind off of ordering, and allows you to enjoy the company and the show. This is real Japanese teppanyaki, and not the overly showy performance you may get elsewhere.

Good things: dishes,chefs, seasonings, menu composition, vegetables and mushrooms, Suntory whiskey and Japanese beers available, prices much better than Japan!

Not-so-good things: Sushi could be better (but that's a problem in most of Germany), too much salt, beef is not quite up to Japanese standards, only one basic kind of sake available.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was right next to my hotel so I just walked the five steps. Great food, and it was fun to watch the chef prepare dishes for three other people and then for me. Tasty food, a little pricey but not over-expensive.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

That was my first time trying Japanese food and I'm impressed. I'm not such a seafood fan, but my family made me try some and it was much tastier than I expected. But the chicken was still my favourite. And the desert.. was the best!!!
After a trip with the airplane is the perfect place to rest and have a nice and quiet evening drinking a hot Japanese wine, especially when it's cold outside
And the best part is that you see how is your food made.The chefs are really nice and make a great spectacle.

Thank Raluca I
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Most Asian restaurants in Europe offer basic food, often inauthentic, standard experience that can satisfy only simple taste driven people. That's why we should highly welcome an experience at Ishihara in Nuremberg that offers an authentic Teppanyaki experience in a warm atmosphere with a discreet yet efficient service and highly professional chefs. Try set menus unless you are a returning guest wanting specific à la carte food that come in larger quantities than the sample food of each serving of set menus (consisting of numerous and well balanced dishes). You may happen to sit down with other people at same cooking table (unless you are in a large group) thus it helps socializing. Important to remark: whether small or large group, you don't have to choose a single set menu for everybody, but each individual may choose his/her own set without generating excessive waiting time: chefs will manage this properly. Not the least: price is way less expensive than the benchmark level or similar class Japanese restaurants in Europe.

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Thank Pietro L
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic, we've enjoyed two different types of menu's and both were very delicious. The atmosphere and the service was excellent.

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