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Irifune

Buenos Aires, Downtown

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 75%
  • Food (Execution) 75%
  • Creativity 85%
  • Value 85%

Details for Location Reviewed
Irifune

Locale: Buenos Aires, Downtown Address: Paraguay 436

Telephone: +54 11 4312-8787
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Japanese
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$
Menu items offered: Salads, Seafood, Soups, Sushi
Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm to 12am Sun: Closed

Restaurant Details
Irifune

Locale: Buenos Aires, Downtown Address: Paraguay 436

Telephone: +54 11 4312-8787

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Japanese Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Salads, Seafood, Soups, Sushi

Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm to 12am Sun: Closed

Summary

Irifune is one of the better Japanese dining options in Buenos Aire. Try the reasonably priced and beautifully presented sushi-roll platter served on a replica of wooden bridge.

Resumen del crítica

Irifune is one of the better Japanese dining options in Buenos Aire. Try the reasonably priced and beautifully presented sushi-roll platter served on a replica of wooden bridge.

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Restaurant Review for Irifune

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.0 stars
Review Date: 11/25/2016

Buenos Aires is known for its steakhouse, not for its sushi. After visiting a handful of sushi bars and alleged Japanese restaurants the reason is obvious. Good sushi in this city is hard to come by. And for some bits of fish and rice, it seems to be priced extraordinarily high.

We’ve found a few restaurants that we feel stand above the rest, although none stand tall.

Irifune, a few paces from Plaza St Martín, is one of the better choices for sushi. We have not yet sampled other types of food on the menu, but the 32 piece assorted sushi-roll tray, attractively presented on a platter resembling an Asian wooden bridge, has been one the best meals of sushi we’ve had in Buenos Aires.

The décor is surprisingly understated and elegant in this restaurant. Nothing gaudy or overly decorative. Black slate floors. Somewhat elegant table settings with black leather placemats. Glass room dividers with a pattern of bamboo stalks etched in the glass, subtly separate the tables in the restaurant. Overall, it’s a pleasant setting.

And, as mentioned, the presentation of sushi is as nice as we’ve seen in the city.

The sushi rice was the right consistency and the right proportion of vinegar. The fish was cold and appeared to be fresh.

We didn’t order any sashimi or other fresh fish dishes, so I can’t attest to the knife skills of the sushi chef, but the maki were first rate.

Service was admirable. Overall a pleasant Japanese dining experience. Highly recommend in this genre.

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