Yamamori Sushi Nama Restaurant & Tengu Bar - Dublin 1
When most people think whisky, they think Scotland, Kentucky and of course, Ireland. Rarely do they consider Japan. Yet Japan is one of the world’s great whisky producing and consuming nations. While whisky distilling in Japan is, compared to the Celtic nations, a relatively new enterprise, with Yamazaki, its first distillery, dating back to only 1924, Japanese whisky now counts many fans and has won many awards across the world.
Yamamori Sushi Bar is where old whiskey world meets new. Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, overlooking the famous Ha'Penny Bridge, it is an ideal place to discover what Ireland and Japan, these two great whiskey nations, can offer.
The restaurant itself is located in what are actually two stunning Georgian houses that boast original features, which have been tastefully incorporated into the Japanese theme. There are four different dining areas, including an outside bamboo garden which is fully covered and heated. The restaurant has a large open plan kitchen and also displays some beautiful 19th century Japanese art work.
Yamamori Sushi Nama is an extremely friendly place, with a very lively and warm atmosphere whatever the time of day, so take a little time to browse over both their food and whiskey menus. We suggest you celebrate both cultures and sample a Japanese Malt together with an Irish Single Pot Still, or compare a premium Japanese blend with an Irish blend. Yamamori also have a large selection of Japanese sake, plum wine and premium beers, if you want to fully immerse yourself in the East meets West atmosphere.
The restaurant also has its own dedicated Whiskey & Cocktail Bar, called Tengu, with a selection of over 70 Irish and 30 Japanese whiskies. Ross McNally is their whiskey and cocktail barman, so don't be shy about asking for recommendations, especially when it comes to the more unusual Japanese whiskies or spirits. On Fridays and Saturdays, the bar stays open until 2am and serves food until 1am - something most unusual in Dublin - so it makes for a perfect late night cocktail venue.
The food in Yamamori is a lot more than just about an extensive and exciting range of sushi. You can select from their traditional Japanese grill menu, house specials, with an emphasis on seafood, and even vegetarians are extremely well catered for. There’s a great buzz about the place, especially when you can find up to 10 chefs working in their open plan kitchen.
Yamamori Sushi Nama Bar is open 7 days a week from 12 until 22.30 Hrs Sunday to Thursday and until 02.00 Hrs on Friday and Saturday. Final advice: it’s an extremely popular place – book ahead if you can.
Yamamori Sushi Nama Bar - 38/39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Tel: 353 (0)1 8720003