Banyi Japanese Dining

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€€ Sushi, Noodles, Asian Fusion
Closed1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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3 - 4 Bedford Row

Temple Bar

Dublin 2

Temple Bar

Mon

  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tue

  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Wed

  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Thu

  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Fri

  • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed now

Sat

  • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sun

  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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About the Business

Located on a cobbled lane in the heart of Temple Bar, Our signature dishes include delicious, beautifully decorated sushi and sashimi, Teriyaki, Katsu Curry, Ramen, Tempura, Soups, Salads and many more... all homemade from the freshest ingredients by our highly experienced and award-winning Headchef. A warm and traditional Japanese décor, and welcoming staff wait for you in Temple Bar Dublin's best Japanese restaurant. Our restaurant is conveniently convenient for lunches and dinners. Choose between our set menus, bento boxes, and a la carte options. Accompany your meal with traditional Japanese drinks. We also offer Home and Office Deliveries! Get the Sushi Rolls, Sashimi, Combos, or the Japanese dishes you love delivered straight to your doorstep or office!

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    Ronnie T.
    Landover Hills, United States
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    2/7/2023

    So, this was the first restaurant that I ate it while visiting Ireland!!! I was greeted by warm and upbeat customer service and seated promptly! I asked for recommendations on what is best to order, and I was suggested the Ramen!!! I ordered the tempura ramen & was knocked off my socks!

    This tempura ramen comes with crispy tempura fried shrimp, fresh vegetables, corn, seaweed wrap, and a sweet and savory base!!! Oh my my! I took my time slurping up this goodness! Every single last drop of soup! The ambiance of this location is very zen and it feels like you are in a ramen shop in Japan. The folks who run this establishment hit the nail on every end! Cheers to good eats!

    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Tempura Ramen
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    Sunny C.
    Aubrey, United States
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    29/6/2019

    The sushi is very fresh and yummy. It definitely satisfied my sushi cravings! Very friendly service as well!

    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Combination
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    Alicia L.
    Garden Grove, United States
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    2/7/2016

    Ordered a sushi roll and it was way too small and too little food for the high price.

    The waiter recommended the california tempura roll to me with prawn tempura, eel, avocado, and eel sauce and it was a very small roll diameter wise. The prawn tempura was subpar and the roll tasted just alright-- not very impressive, yet quite expensive.

    Service was very good so that's a plus and I think I would go back to maybe try their bento box but I would say stay away from their sushi rolls-- not worth it!

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    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 20/9/2021

    I'm very picky when it comes to eating out, and even pickier when it comes to japanese dining because it's a difficult cuisine to master. The food here is clearly made with care and effort anf using high quality fresh ingredients, the sashimi is the biggest tell of a japanese diner and this restaurant has the best I've had anywhere in Dublin, optimum period is the cold season.
    Recently they started selling their homemade ice cream in flavors like green tea, red bean and sesame and more and I have to say, I don't normally like ice cream but theirs changed my mind. I won't have have any ice cream but theirs

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    Gabriel H.
    Pittsburg, United States
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    20/11/2017

    Probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Dublin. A lot of Asian restaurants here are weird hybrid shops that serve stuff like Thai Green Curry along with Kung Pao Chicken, but this place only serves Japanese food and the staff is mostly Japanese.

    We came around 2:00 and they were still serving their lunch specials, which were incredibly affordable.

    I got the Tempura Sea Bass Bento (10.50 Euros) which was a bargain for lunch, considering that most meals in Ireland cost around 12-15 Euros on average. It came with rice and miso soup. The sea bass was flaky and fresh, and the batter was crispy but light. The bean sprouts were alright, if a little bland. I also enjoyed the fried tuna fritters.

    The Nagoya Tebasaki Chicken Wings (around 8 Euros) had a good flavor. They reminded me of the chicken wings that Yoshinoya used to sell. I do wish it was served a little hot.

    My friend got the 2 course meal for around 20 Euros, which included a fish croquette and Chicken Karaage. I loved the Chicken Karaage, which was juicy and marinated well, but super crispy on the outside. The fish croquette was boring.

    Water here is not complimentary; they charge 1 Euro for a bottle. If you're craving Japanese food in Dublin, come here.

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    Adrian M.
    Los Angeles, United States
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    30/12/2019

    Was in the mood for some sushi, was walking by and decided to pop in. The menu is overwhelming, my biggest take away is that their specialty is not sushi or sashimi. Most of the folks around us ordered bento boxes with lots of fried protein and that seems to be their thing. Giving them three stars because service was excellent, However the sushi was not of good quality.

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    Mia Y.
    Chino, United States
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    2/6/2017

    Food: 4/5
    Service: 4/5

    Came here for a quick lunch with my sister during our stay in Dublin. I *think* we ordered the Banyi sushi for 2. It's the one that includes the 4 piece spider roll, 4 piece dragon roll, and sashimi. We also ordered the chicken bento. The spider and dragon roll were delicious. We did order them without the wasabi mayo since I can't eat anything spicy. Thankfully, they were able to accommodate this for me. The chicken bento wasn't too special. My favorites has to be the sushi :)

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    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
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    Cindy N.
    San Diego, United States
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    6/8/2019

    I was craving ramen and stumbled across this charming little place.  I was greeted promptly by very friendly staff.    The food was very good. I enjoyed the gyoza and ramen.  While slightly less flavorful than I'm accustomed to,  I thoroughly enjoyed my food and had no complaints.  I topped of my meal with the absolute BEST mochi I have ever had.  
    If you are in Dublin and have a hankering for some ramen, I truly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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    Ellen S.
    Dublin
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    29/4/2016

    We were lucky enough to score a voucher for a 4 course menu including drink and coffee/tea for a mere 22 euro per person. Can it get better than that? Me thinks not. This particular menu would normally set you back 45 euro, which I believe is still good value looking at the quality of the food, the originality and the presentation. Maybe for a special occasion?

    We started off with a bowl of edamame and lovely house drinks (I had a very sweet verdejo frizzante) - The amuse bouche, a tempura tofu, was quite a large portion - but wasn't a big fan of the flavours to be honest, a bit bland, and awkward to eat with chopsticks. My starter of beef tataki was superb, succulent slices of meat served with a lovely sweet sauce. The star of the night was definitely the sushi platter. 9 pieces of uramaki, 2 nigiri and 2 sashimi. The presentation was as pretty as a picture, some flowers and dry ice. It looked magical...and tasted even better.  For dessert I opted for an Asian style panna cotta served with raspberries and poppyseed icecream. WOW, I could have had another one of those!

    The restaurant is small enough, with a cozy downstairs part as well. We were seated at the window, and were quite cold, which was a pity and marking them down for this, as we asked if the heater could be turned up, but they just shrug it off. Other than that service was extremely polite and helpful.

    Banyi is a little bit more expensive than most Japanese places in Dublin but the few extra euro are definitely worth it in my eyes, and I shall be back to try their bento boxes and more of that sushi. mmmmm!

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    Cole J.
    Melbourne, Australia
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    3/8/2016

    Yum yum yum! We stopped in the city for a quick lunch before our flight home and found this awesomely illustrated Japanese place - a welcome break from the pies, stews and burgers we'd been eating for a week!
    The bento boxes we ordered (pork and salmon) were delicious, filled with a range of sushi, tempura, meat, bean sprout and seaweed salad goodness. We were also given rice on the side and miso soup, and as someone who isn't a massive miso soup fan, I was pleasantly surprised!
    Also a special mention to the attentive and friendly service; the staff here were incredibly polite and always ensuring we were enjoying ourselves.
    Definitely hit up this place if you're in Dublin and want something less Irish - with €10.90 bentos for lunch, you really can't go wrong!

    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Salmon bento box.
    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Pork bento box.
    Photo of Banyi Japanese Dining - Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The miso that will convert even those not into miso!

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