Oshibori

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128 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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JM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well presented and lovely. Staff very accommodating and pleasant.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service great as usual. Really good ramen and sake

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AC
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came here for my sons 15 birthday it’s his fave place!
We were delighted with all food and service and happy to see speed of food delivery has much improved!

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DA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went to celebrate my partners graduation. Poor choice on our part, as even with a barely busy restaurant (at 5:30) it took over 50 mins to get a starter in front of us. Tempura veg was super pricey (£9.50), for two mushrooms, two slices of aubergine and two bits of broccoli. One of which was so large it couldn’t be handled with chopsticks. When main course showed, was surprised to see the main part of a chicken katsu bento was actually a cheap breadcrumbed chicken burger of sorts / minced chicken. No panko, no katsu sauce. And everything else in the bento was really sweet. On a more positive note, my sushi platter wasn’t too awful.

Separate to the food, the Restaurant is somewhat tired. Toilets are pretty grim, with main toilet not draining properly. My partners seat at the table was filthy with what looked like blood (yeah.. *that* kind of blood, from the location of it). We informed staff only to be told that they’d been telling the boss about this for ages and that they just didn’t care. Looking on trip advisor, it seems like this was reported back in March 2018! :(

So disappointing. We paid our £60 (two starters, two mains, and two soft drinks) (as after seeing aggressive responses to feedback on trip advisor from “Sully”, we didn’t want to ruin our day by getting into an argument about the poor quality of our visit), and left as quickly as we could.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

First time here , walked in to a beautiful setting very excited about our new Japanese experience.
The server couldn’t understand us, we asked for some help in choosing our meal, he ignored us. We asked for Sake & at room temperature as stated on the menu, he said it was hot sake ? We ordered & then I visited the restroom which was an absolute horror story! I came back to the table & asked my husband to go view the restroom, he was disgusted & we told them to cancel our order , paid the over expensive drinks & left feeling sick to my stomach!
We will never set foot in there again!

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

All good with the food we ordered, service was quick and efficient. We felt it was good value and would happily return. The decor is a bit shabby in places, with problems of being in a subterranean room visible on a wall near our table, but all possible to be overlooked and it didn't affect our dining experience

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KG
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent as was the service. Ladies toilets were very poor, tatie decoration, facilities were dirty and the soap dispenser had been opened with only suds to wash hands.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second best sushi I’ve had outside Vancouver. Best was in Dublin. Great variety. Authentic. Lovely ambience.

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M
Angus
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food with an excellent range for Vegans. Great value for money and lovely service. Absolutely recommend.

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OT
County Durham
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely staff but didn’t like the food so won’t go back

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food (as always) was to a very high standard and definitely worth the money. However my boyfriend found a piece of plastic in his ramen from some packaging but when we alerted the staff he was extremely apologetic and offered us a complimentary desert. Would definitely go again as food is excellent and staff are always very friendly

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PB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning again !

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another out of this world meal at Oshibori. The beet caviar was so aesthetically pleasing it seemed a shame to eat it. But I am glad that I did as it was beyond delicious. We are very lucky in Dundee to have such a special restaurant.

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LJ
Angus
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was decent quality but given the price tag the quantity was not a full main meal’s worth. The service took almost an hour and we had to ask for soy sauce. For a Sushi dish to come with no soy sauce is surprising. The decor looked lovely on the web page but was in fact quite shabby and the floor had piles of unswept dust under radiators. Wallpaper peeling in some places and Christmas decorations still up in March. As we left the restaurant my husband went to the bathroom and discovered it filthy. Had we gone there first we’d have about turned and left without eating. Very disappointing for somewhere with such a price tag.

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i
Angus
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were excited to try the vegan menu on the recommendation of several people and we were not disappointed! All of the dishes we had were delicious and filling. Excellent experience, especially for a special occasion.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent but we had a really long wait to get it!
There was a large party in which i presume caused some delays in the kitchen.
On the whole it is definitely worth a visit here as the food is excellent.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our booking was at 5.30 and as the doors didn't open until then and we got there a few minutes early, we spent a few confusing minutes wandering around looking for the way in. It's not the most obvious entrance, round the side of the building. The directions for the accessible entry led to a bell around the back so that was no help. Once inside though we were very impressed with the decor. The service was great too, and the staff were all happy to help. We were prepared for a wait since lots of reviews said that, but the courses came out pretty quickly. There was only 1 other table.
We all loved the food and were happily stuffed by the end. Very happy birthday boy and family!

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Japanese food - fresh and a great choice. Good wine selection. I’ve been with th girls a few times now and keep going back because the food is always excellent - dragon roll a particular favourite, alaomprawn tempura. This time a friend said she was gluten intolerant and th waiter pointed out a decent selection she could have. Everyone was happy. I’m so happy there’s a great Japanese in Dundee

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TH
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Purely from the food and service perspective this was a nice experience, however, the room is a little tired and could do with an update and unfortunately a bit of dusting.
The toilets are communal and this really let them down, more attention should be paid to this.

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BR
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu looked fantastic but the food was rather disappointing despite decent portion sizes. All dishes were drowning in fat and salt, lacked other flavours, and the ramen was basically 90% noodles with some mustard dressing. Worst of all was the waiting time for food and rather inattentive service. To be honest you will be better off buying M&S teste of Japan food selection for a fraction of the price and it's probably healthier too.

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AM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous time on Valentine’s Day. Very tasty food and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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RU
Angus
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food we had was good,

Restaurant was visually appealing with a nice ambience

Service however,. Wasn't great. We waited so long for someone to take our drinks order then our food order. Staff seemed like they did not really know what was going on and almost seemed to "forget" us. (wasn't
busy when we went in) our table was not set for us arriving then was set 20 minutes after we seated, ur drinks
served another 10 minutes after.

We would go back in the hope that they were just having a one off "bad day"

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CG
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good but was completely ruined by service. We had table booked but had to stand at bar for 15 mins waiting on our table, wasn’t even offered a drink! The starter then took 1 hour 15 mins to come! Then it came completely wrong! Was ready to walk out but was soo hungry. When it came it was nice. Mains were nice too but wasn’t worth the wait. Was a clever way of getting us to order more over priced drinks too

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S
Angus
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I marked the service down as a 3 star only because it was busy and I think they were under staffed.

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FB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

If you want to sit on a toliet for 2 days straight I’d recommend eating here, service was fine the food is a silent killer that sneaks up on the the next morning though. There will be clenching and running.

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SR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible, don’t bother with this place. In at 7pm, drinks order taken at 7.40 pm, nagged waitress to order food.
Starter at 8.20, mains at 9.10...... no reason given....... just terrible.
Food ok but not worth the price, especially when you roll in the utter lack of professional service.
Avoid.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly staff, beautiful restaurant and delicious food! We sat in the traditional seating area which was a cool experience :)

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AW
Scot. Islands
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a lovely dinner. From the moment we arrived, and were offered a spot at the traditional seating, or standard table and chairs, until we left after our meal, feeling happy and full up; it was a marvellous experience. The service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. The food itself - delicious! If you like Japanese cuisine, especially sushi, I would highly recommend this restaurant. I have only little experience of Japanese, but I loved it, and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of sake with my chicken Teri-yaki.

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LM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was ok but very overpriced for what it was - have had much better meals for a fraction of the price. The golden beef main was chewy and fairly bland - definitely not worth £27. However the cocktails were nice, it does have a nice atmosphere and the staff were very attentive & helpful.

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JG
Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Excellent tasty food but restaurant was very cold!!

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KM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oshiburi never fails to wow you. You wait a while for the food but that is only because everything is prepared fresh to order. This was a birthday treat for my partner and every dish was faultless and beautiful.

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

This was our second visit to Oshibori. I think the first time we were wearing rose tinted glasses - it was the holidays and we were excited that we had found a sushi restaurant in Dundee! This second time we had a more real experience: we felt the restaurant was understaffed (only one waiter!), the service (while friendly) was slow as a result, the washrooms were very smelly (also no soap in the men's despite asking for it), and the food and wine is very expensive for what you get - be prepared to spend a lot if you want to walk out feeling full. I had hoped this would become a place for those special occasions, but after this experience it won't be at Oshibori.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time I had sushi and I was pleasantly surprised , very tasty and fun

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent authentic food and great service, would definitely recommend.

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SP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was great, especially the gyozas, they were delicious. It was really quite cold though, everyone I was with thought so. Its a shame because it's quite difficult to relax when you're thinking about how cold you feel. Service not great, quite slow. Lunch menu is very good value for money.

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JS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Ridiculously overpriced. £30 main courses. The food is below average. It looks better than it tastes.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Second time dining at Oshibori, we ordered the exact same thing as we did prior to the last meal, the first meal we went at lunch time 2pm food was fast and enjoyable, bursting with flavour! Second time was date night we went at 8pm ordered the exact same thing it took 1hr 5mins to receive our starter, waiters excuse was that it was a chefs special baring in mind we have previously ordered this and received within 15mins. Starter was citrine roll to share, maim was 2 bento boxes the followed 10mins after we ate the starter. As much as the restaurant is beautifully authentic inside it can do with some ambience, music and candles on tables maybe change the mood lighting, there menu is quite costly however I cannot fault the food. Oshibori is more of a fun experience rather than a restaurant you would choose to attend often. I also forgot to add in on receiving our drinks we asked for table water we did not receive it and then asked again the waiter brought it to us in record timing with no glasses we then asked for a glass and was told that they have no drinking glasses available! They also have no small change in the toll so I couldn’t leave a respectable tip. Waiters need to brush up on the menu too as the waiter we had, has no clue what things on the menu were, also did not know the Oshibori WiFi password.

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C
Angus
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as always! Really loved the new vegan menu too- thanks so much!

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B
Aberdeen
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and the food was very good. Nice restaurant and quiet too. Easy to get to and nice undercover bit outside. would go again when in Dundee.

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LM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food. I cannot eat Sushi but the other menus are really good. Service great. Gold reindeer amusing!!

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