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Oshibori

3.9
3.9
275 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:30–15:30 Daily 17:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    01382 690370

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Dundee

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Most Booked

  • Dundee

    Best Overall

  • Dundee

    Best Food

  • Dundee

    Best Service

  • Dundee

    Best Ambience

  • Dundee

    Best Value

  • Dundee

    Lunch

  • Dundee

    Romance

  • Dundee

    Special Occasions

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  1. EI

    EstherI

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was slow to come out but at least we know it’s being hand made. The food was really good and I had a lovely time with my family
  2. K

    Krasi

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    We have been there so many times and everything used to be perfect!!! This time unfortunatelly there were a few things that made the overal experience not so nice-at the start we sat on a table that looks like it was dirty as there was something sticky and greacy, one of the meals that we always order was covered this time in so much hot spice that it was hard to eat (never been served like that before), my coctail glass looked like was holded with greasy hands but i have not touched anything so i can assume it was just not washed properly, and the worst bit is that after my mam almost finished her drink we found some flies inside (i can assume they are form the ice or the glass was just not used for quite a long time). The staff were very apologetic and offered to us to cover our drinks because of this. Im sure this was just a one off experience and I do hope the next time everything will be again perffect :)
  3. M

    Maddy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The staff were great and when our food took a while to come they did apologise and ask if we needed anything. The food, however, was not as advertised. We ordered sushi bento, which said it came with tamago and nigiri sushi. There were neither. It also promised sweet shrimp but instead came with normal shrimp. There was mention on the menu of bento boxes coming with extras like gyoza and a slice of orange. We double checked with the waitress to find out whether these things would be included and she assured us they would. They weren't. Also the fish wasn't fresh. Sashimi should not taste fishy. That said, the maki sushi we did get was great and our side order of yakitori was spot on.
  4. D

    Dickie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Wonderful night out. Delicious food and large servings. The decor and ambience nice. Waiters very polite but service was slow (we waited 45 minutes before we got a glass of water and our wine). Seemed to have forgotten we were coming and although our table was free it wasn't ready for us and we had to sit at the bar not even being offered a drink till it was ready. That said once we got our food it was delicious and will definitely return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and interesting food. Knowledgable and efficient service.
  6. N

    Nina

    Angus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Every time I’ve been here the service has been very slow, this time exceptionally so. I also thought the quality of the food has been getting worse, which is a shame since it was the best sushi in Dundee.
  7. HR

    HannahR

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Terrible experience.. Compared to 2019 when the portions were decent size, beautiful presentation, lovely ambience... All that is gone. Tiny portions for the money, waited an hour for our sushi. No saki. Waitresses kept apologising about a backlog in the kitchen. No music. No atmosphere. Very disappointed. Will not be back unfortunately.
  8. AP

    AustinP

    Angus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed my time at the restaurant with friendly staff and good quality food, lack of music was awkward at times.
  9. L

    Luiza

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was really delicious, but there were quite a few things missing from the menu unfortunately. Staff were polite but we were left unattended for a very long time which was disappointing, as the restaurant wasn't even busy at the time and we wanted a top up of wine and extra sushi. Venue is gorgeous and decorated beautifully. Soft Shell Crab Donburi bowl was the highlight - highly recommend!
  10. PR

    PhilippeR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Disappointing. No Sake, no ice cream to go with the dessert we had selected.... Nice presentation but neither myself nor my partner felt it was worth the price.
  11. EM

    EileenM

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    It’s hard to know where to start! This was the most bizarre experience. Initially we could not find an entrance. There were two other people before us also having trouble. We eventually made our way around the back of the premises to be greeted by what would have been a lovely beer garden, but it was all overgrown with weeds and neglect. There was an outside staircase again overgrown with a hedge, which we pushed aside and made our ascent. The outer door looked locked but we were surprised when it opened. The interior was dark and although there were people sitting at tables, we didn’t see any food being eaten. The young bartender was working solo and doing his best. Looking around, our impression was that the place was neglected, with empty boxes etc piled high in one of the windows. We didn’t feel comfortable and so cancelled our booking and left.
  12. J

    Jeri

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were lovely. We had the tonkatsu ramen, chicken ramen and chicken katsu bento - they were all very tasty.
  13. s

    senidm

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Slow service, bit grubby, not authentic Japanese cooking, expensive, all in all won’t be going back
  14. C

    Coco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Food is delicious but expensive. Overall standard of dining room is VERY dirty and very tired looking. Table service was fine.
  15. DH

    DrewH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Service was a bit slow. And our table was very stick and dirty. I asked for it to be cleaned and even after it was till pretty greasy. Glasses were dirty too. Felt like we got forgoten about and wasn't that busy. Food was tasty though...if nit a little over priced
  16. EK

    EdKelly

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor is beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend.
  17. MK

    MasonK

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and services. First time trying Oshibori and would 100% recommend for the experience. Food was incredible and filling. Staff were welcoming and helpful with any questions we had about the dishes.
  18. KL

    KatL

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love a dinner downstairs in Oshiburi. Excellent staff and always delicious food!
  19. J

    Jayah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We didnt think the food justified the very high price. For starters had chicken skewers and octopus takoyaki. Both of which were just ok but not too much flavour. I did enjoy the green curry main, which was flavourful and a good portion size but £25 was very steep for this, considering I have had curries at least as good for about £10-12 cheaper from restaurants. My partner, who is a big sushi fan, was very disappointed by phoenix roll main. I found decor a bit odd and distracting and couldn't quite understand what was being aimed at, and didn't like the very low table which we were seated at (every table seemed to be a different size and style).
  20. L

    Lottie

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really lovely restaurant with nice decor. The food was very tasty, put 4 stars due to dessert. Ordered the Japanese cakes and I wasn't a fan but that's personal taste. The staff were friendly and helpful and I'd recommend.
  21. SG

    SimonG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service from our very friendly host, Aria.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Atmosphere was a bit lacking, the food took around 45 mins to be served so we were starving. When it did arrive it was really lovely to look at as well as flavoursome. I would return but recommend you are not too hungry when you arrive. The young woman who was serving us did really well. Very upbeat.
  23. DM

    DianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful inside and delicious food. Excellent service.
  24. KB

    KristinaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Staff was very helpful and the music was lovely although the food was average ( chefs special selection sashimi) and it was quite chilli inside.
  25. DR

    DavR

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food average, atmosphere non existent....the whole place is tired looking and grubby. Ceiling tiles held up with sellotape, toilets filthy and the whole place just needing a really good deep clean.
  26. G

    Gkl123

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always love coming here. The food and presentation is amazing. However prepare to wait on your food but it’s so worth it.
  27. V

    Vegan

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Despite booking a table for the traditional seating area, it was closed and we had a normal table. The actual Oshibori restaurant is closed and they serve the menu in their other restaurant, next door. The menu was sticky. The interesting fish substitute options for vegans were unavailable and the waitress was rude enough while explaining it that we did not wish to stay, despite having dreamt of coming back since before COVID. Oshibori used to be my favourite restaurant, I will sadly not go back.
  28. KF

    KateF

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Place needs a serious overhaul! Front door windows filthy. Crazy over the top decor: coloured chandeliers, mirrors, crumbling dried flowers, mirrored tiles and ornate painted ceiling and a broken window. Place looked like it needed a good clean. Waitress polite and pleasant but moved about the restaurant painfully slowly! Food was … ok . We visited at lunchtime and it was very quiet - one other couple.
  29. M

    Martin

    Angus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Service was pleasant but a bit inexperienced and did not seem confident in the menu or how to handle questions. Several non Japanese things that jarred - no chopstick rests or soy sauce bowls for dipping. Rice served on main plates rather than separately etc. Food was just ok - not very hot and Gyosa and Yakatori were both cold and looked like they had just been microwaved. Miso soup was also cold and tasted like it came from a packet - was also brought out early rather than as accompaniment to the main dishes it was supposed to be served alongside. Decoration was very over the top - not very calming and a bit grubby in places. Bit underwhelming. We were prepared to pay a premium as we know Japanese food is time-consuming to prepare and needs good ingredients- not sure this fulfilled that
  30. S

    Stew

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, staff were 1st class. Food was very nice. Some TLC required withing toilets etc
  31. KM

    KimM

    Angus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food although restaurant a little busy what with objects ect. Lighting a bit low.
  32. KG

    KarenG

    Angus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We booked Oshibori and had been offered a choice of table type, so were surprised to be taken to the Tang Dynasty part of the restaurant, with no real explanation. It soon became apparent that they were very understaffed, with the two visible servers doing everything from the bar to cleaning and ? cooking. The whole place is very bizarre. There was Chinese music playing in surroundings that could best be described as the set for a European 18th century costume drama. It is decidedly shabby, but not in the chic way. The toilets were dark, dingy and dirty, as was the place in general. The food was passable but overpriced for what it was - sauces very similar, despite our choosing carefully for variety from the descriptions. They even tried to charge us for a cocktail that was weak, with ingredients not as described and returned immediately! It was certainly an experience but not one we would recommend or repeat. Not at all what we expected when we chose to dine "Japanese"
  33. O

    Ollie

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time and excellent service. Would go again!
  34. R

    Rosie

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely service! Will deffo go again
  35. Y

    Yoshu

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were treated as if we had not made a reservation. Sat at a brightly lit table for four in front of the bar, no decor or ambience. We had to shift our chairs into the middle of the table due to the position of the huge table legs You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet. It was also uncomfortably hot - no ventilation. No track and trace, and at least one staff member not wearing a mask. We waited for an hour and a half for food before paying for our drinks and leaving.
  36. DH

    DebbieH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing, service was efficient but server was dry and let down the over all experience. The previous visit the gentleman that served us was friendly and very approachable. This time I would have felt I was being slightly irritating if I had approached the server.
  37. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing and overall I would definitely go back again. Just felt bad for the waitress felt like she was run off her feet and could have done with some help and the prices were a bit high.
  38. CT

    CrumpetTrumpet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious Have the ramen And death by chocolate you will not regret that purchase Thank you for listening Goodbye
  39. VJ

    VixonJoyce

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The poor server was all by himself and therefore the drinks and food took such a long time to arrive. He was lovely and friendly though, it wasn't his fault but the service was pretty poor in terms of timings. The food was nice on the whole but the Miso soup was rubbish, I found perhaps two leaves of a spring onion and the rest was hot water and a bit of stock. No real taste. The other food was good and it was overall a nice experience but it could have been a lot better. I'd like to go back in better conditions.
  40. n

    nryn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food portions were huge, food was delicious and beautifully presented. The server who looked after us for the night was very warm and accommodating, would definitely return.

FAQs

Oshibori offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01382 690370.

Oshibori is rated 3.9 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Oshibori

162 Nethergate Dundee, DD1 4EE

Additional information

  • Area

    Dundee

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:30–15:30 Daily 17:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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