Oshibori

4.1
98 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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KM
Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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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AB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sushi rice was over cooked and not seasoned properly. Miso soup was tasteless. Fish was not the freshest. Presentation was nice but I’d rather have more care with the actual food. Service was good though.

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SC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Couldn’t fault the quality of the food.
If you like traditional Japanese cuisine. Go.

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SP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

good value lunch menu, very tasty bento box. Service was a little bit slow, waiter seemed more interested in cleaning up than attending to customers but over all was a nice lunch and the decor is lovely

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JU
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Birthday Meal, the food was great especially the sushi.
A real hidden gem of a place, will be returning soon.

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d
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

45 mins for starter to arrive...lukewarm but no one about to complain to so we nibbled and were half finished before waitress was available..we could have searched I suppose.
Main dishes also slow to arrive but were hot and plentiful but not authentic Japanese fare....plates were not lifted for 20 mins after clearly finished... will not be back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food & great service! Will most certainly return!

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R
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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t
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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RP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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AM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

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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DN
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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FD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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C
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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NS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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VT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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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V
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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CL
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MD
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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CD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food beautifully presented strongly recommend a visit

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LW
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

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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Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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SS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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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Angus
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AC
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very friendly, food is always AMAZING

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