Oshibori

4.1
81 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 12.30pm until 3.30pm and 5.30pm until 10.30pm
Sunday: 5.30pm until 10.30pm
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01382 690370
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MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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What 81 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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3.7
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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Excellent food and fantastic service. The portion sizes were huge and none of us managed two courses, but everything was beautifully prepared and presented, and the service was efficient and polite.

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2.0Dined on 28 July 2018

We wait for 30 minutes until they took the drinks order, and another 30 for the food. Very slow service

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2.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The ambience of the restaurant was really good. The food was tasty and well seasoned that would make your mouth water, however, we've waited for almost 30 mins for someone to notice that we were still waiting to be served. The food took a bit long to arrive.

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The evening didn't start too well, because, as our party of six (sober and mature adults!) met at the restaurant, having not seen each other for months, we were asked to 'keep the noise down' by the 'Maitre d', despite having two fairly exuberant tables at either side of us. It was over half an hour before we were offered a drink, although the place wasn't unduly busy. However, all was redeemed when the food arrived (90 minutes after we had got to the restaurant) as it was outstanding - beautiful to look at, and everything absolutely delicious. By the end of our evening, the staff were more relaxed and friendly, so we left on good terms. Sadly though, that initial telling-off left a 'bad taste' and none of us will return.

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2.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The food was outstanding, top class Japanese food. HOWEVER, whilst the waiters were fine, the drinks and food took WAY too long to be prepared and served. Drinks took 20 mins, and it took over 3 hours to prepare and serve a 2 course meal. Seated at 7, left at 10.30 after just 2 courses..... and the restaurant was only half full so couldn't say they were busy!
I would go again, but only on the assurance of more chefs that ensure timely food.

For £200 for 4 people, just not acceptable. Very disappointed.....

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4.0Dined on 18 July 2018

This was the second time I had eaten at Oshibori. The ambiance was really good as was the service. The menu is quite extensive and the food I had was very good. Overall a very nice experience.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The food here is always amazing! Best sushi in Dundee!

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4.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Oshibori is a good restaurant in Dundee, the decor is a little OTT on the bling side, but other than that very comfortable and cosy/ intimate.
The food is exceptional , all that was ordered was beautifully presented and extremely tasty.
The tempura was the best we had tasted, crab and king prawn.
The chefs special sashimi was great and as no avocado was asked for the rolls were filled with tempura prawns, a first for us but gorgeous.
The wagu beef dragon roll was tasty and again well presented if a little overpriced.
Well worth a visit .

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

The food was absolutely lovely. Amazing flavours. Service was rather lacklustre and we waited nearly an hour for our main course despite there only being 4 other tables

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3.0Dined on 31 May 2018

The place was cold when we arrived at 1.30pm . The waitress was even frostier . Didn’t seem to have a very good understanding of English .
Ordered a bottle of prosecco and she brought 3 white wine glasses .. asked if we could have flutes ... to be told she only had 2 flutes ! 2 fizz glasses in the entire restaurant???
Asked for extra pickled ginger and wasabi to be told they didn’t have any ?? Quickly corrected when I pointed it out on the plates .
Food was ok , but no better than any chain like Yo sushi.
Overall disappointing

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent and not as expensive as you'd think, the young man who waited on us (the only employee we saw) was very attentive and polite. I would happily return to this restaurant and would recommend to all.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Waited 30minutes to get a drinks order taken, then over an hour to get starters, and another hour to get main course. Food was OK but nothing spectacular for the inflated prices. Drinks (particularly the specialised cocktails) were poor quality and very expensive - I like to take the alcohol content! Didn’t stay for dessert as we couldn’t cope with the food wait and almost impossible for ask of getting the waitress’s attention. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Excellent service as always! Was my sister’s first time trying sushi that wasn’t out of a supermarket. She loved it!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Food was excellent. Service was slow, the staff worked hard but they were understaffed. Room was cold and coupled with the wait for main course was a disappointment but we would go back as the food is really good.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We both really enjoyed our meal, really good choice on the menu to try different things.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

lovely food beautifully presented strongly recommend a visit

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2.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Had sushi (rolls) but it was disappointing. The peices were very big so you almost couldn’t have them in one piece and too loose so if you bit them over they fell apart. The pieces was also 70% rice, 25% veg. and 5% fish, not a pleasant combination, very dry.
The tempura was not warm, almost fridge cold and that was even though we got it just after appprox. 10 min. after ordering The wasabi was not fresh, left a doll taste and didn’t go well with the giant roll pieces. Also almost half of the serving was decoration... in general it wasn’t delicate.
Place was also pricy which is ok if quality is good but it wasn’t.
This is actually the third time we were there and it was the same the two other times but we thought it was a mistake.... obviously it wasn’t!
So we’ll not be back there again unless something drastic happens.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We went to Oshibori for Valentine's Day lunch, had a great time I would absolutely recommend. The lunch menu was delicious and affordable. The personnel was very nice. The place is nicely decorated and intimate. Perfect.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Food was excellent and on par with other japanese restaurants we have tried. Although our service was good, we did notice other customers had quite a long wait for their food. However, overall we were satisfied with our food and drinks. An 8 out of 10

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2.0Dined on 3 February 2018

My husband and I chose this restaurant online as it had very appealing food photos in their menu. Unfortunately it was only for website and that dish in the photo did not exist.

We ordered food and our mains came exactly after 1 hour 45 minutes. I complained and said we have been waiting for such a long time and no body had even informed us about our order. The waiter just said sorry we had some problems in kitchen. However, there were a lot of people who came almost at the same time as us and they ate and even left and we were still waiting for our food to arrive.

The food was tasty but highly highly overpriced-£30 a dish which we ordered. We thought it would be extremely extraordinary but it wasn’t. It was good but not worth £30. It wasn’t a posh restaurant either that you would pay high price for a posh restaurant. Not sure how they manage to price that high. They had a section in the menu which was for standard price as well.

But I wouldn’t go back to this restaurant mainly because of the poor service and showing no courtesy.

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

I found this place by chance, as we were driving through Dundee and needed to find some place unexpectedly. As I don't know Dundee well, I based the choice of the restaurant on the reviews available online. We loved it! Food was great, staff friendly and happy to answer any questions, and also the were child friendly.
Overall, Oshibori I a place I would definetly go back to, given the chance. It's a real gem!

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3.0Dined on 20 January 2018

This was our fourth visit to oshibori and so so disappointing!! Service was shocking despite only 2 tables being in initially!! Had to go up to order extra drinks! Then they were slow!! We all had starters which took an hour!!! Then all had mains we all enjoyed apart from mine! It was hot vegetarian sushi which I have had every time and loved it!! This time it fell apart and didn’t even taste good! I told the waiter when he came to give us the bill as they never once came over and checked if we were happy!! He was not in the least bit interested!!! Shame as I love the food here and have told a lot of people!! Staff more interested in chatting! Do the owners realise??!!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

The staff are very friendly, food is always AMAZING

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Came here for a one year anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Having been to Japan, I can safely say that the ramen was absolutely authentic, delicious and filling, and much on par with cuisine straight from Japan itself. We ordered plum wine to compliment our meal and were also blown away. Absolutely amazing food, the atmosphere was perfect for our date night and the service was on point and friendly the whole night! Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Great service! Lovely place. A bit to pricy for me but good for a special occasion. Only down sides is the decoration is nice, maybe a little ott. And a lot of broken stuff in the bathroom. Also some of the food was AMAZING and then others lacked behind. My experience was the edemame this is normaly served cold with salt, but there's was hot with no flavoring at all, like hot green peas. That takoyaki was the best I had ever tasted though!

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

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I had a wonderful experience at Oshibori. I enjoyed reading the owners back story in an article before visiting.

The food and drinks were beautiful, a lot of heart went into the display and taste of the food, it was incerdible, the best chicken i have had.

The interior is original and authentic, I feel like I was transported to another world. The paintings and art are produced by the owner, who also cooks, everything comes together beautifully.

The best part about my dining experience was the friendly staff, the waiter "Geri" was very welcoming and attentive towards us and the other guests, he gave us his undivided attention and made sure that our cup didn't run dry. With 5 tables all dining at once, Geri seemed to manage the whole restaurant alone with skill and first class service, he is very talented.

We will dine here again, not only is it a great meal, it is an exceptional and immersive experience.

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Great restaurant, the staff lit candles and placed flowers in a vase on the table as I asked and were very friendly and helpful. The food is great altough there is no substitute for rice which was a shame as I love noodles but still great tasting food. Only downside was waiting time but it was Saturday night therefore it's understandable.

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3.0Dined on 27 October 2017

90 minutes from ordering to being served
Server did not approach very frequently

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Food and service first class
Bit on the pricey side however

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Food was delicious and served with real fish instead of the disgusting substitute usually used in California rolls. Jasmine tea and miso soup was wonderful as well.

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Fabulous experience at this little gem of a restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, exciting menu and great serving time which allowed for a nice leisurely meal that we could take our time over and enjoy.

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2.0Dined on 30 September 2017

The service was extremely slow especially for a special lunch menu. Only one inexperienced/poorly trained server but may be also be understaffing on the kitchen side. One of our party had to leave because of the long delay Pity because the food when it eventually came was good but would not return at lunchtime

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5.0Dined on 14 September 2017

The food was excellent, as was the service. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on 7 September 2017

Beautiful food, wonderful service. Was a lovely birthday lunch. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 2 September 2017

I went for lunch with my grandson as he likes unusual eating experiences. He had a raw fish based sushi dish and I had a gluten free vegetarian option. We both had the miso soup. Everything was tasty and presented beautifully. There was an amazing decoration of hundreds of golden origami birds. The reason I have given it less stars is because of lack of vegetarian options and also it was a bit dark to actually see you food!

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3.0Dined on 1 September 2017

Having been to Japan many times was expecting better. Everything was good except the food. Both the chicken yakatori and chicken teriyaki were undercooked. The chicken was still very pink in the middle. I would not visit again nor do I think they have a Japanese chef

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2017

I went to oshibori for my anniversary, the food was incredible and the atmosphere was just as good, will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Always good and staff are lovely. Excellent varied menu, food fresh.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2017

Lovely little restaurant almost hidden down an alley - like stepping out of Dundee into Japan.

Food was incredible - so much flavour and beautiful presentation. Service was great too. It's pricey but not overpriced - great for a special treat.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2017

Nice setting food was the best I've had outside of Asia. Only downside was the price compared to high street alternative. Very good meal will go again

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