Best Japanese ! Fresh and innovative dining.

This place is on point when it comes to japanese food, fresh and innovative menu, yet still keeping it traditional, with a modern twist, the food was so good we went there twice, during our 3 day stay Hobart. The kingfish sashimi was so fresh and tasty I had 3 plates all to myself ! Staff are awesome, down to earth, friendly, nothing was a problem, (even for fussy eaters like myself ) very accommodating. Thank you. We miss Hobart already and know when we visit again from Melbourne, Bar wa Izakaya will be our go to.


Bowpeep15 Auckland, New Zealand

Absolutely phenomenal!

From start to finish I had an extremely enjoyable experience! The food was amazing! Fresh and absolutely delicious! The waitress I had (didn't get her name) was fantastic, very polite and friendly, and the same goes for the bar staff! I got to meet the chef Richard too, who was very friendly and chatty. Great selection of drinks too, especially if you're a fan of Japanese whisky! Overall it was a fantastic experience and I certainly would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area!

Gareth R

Again superb

I went on a sunday evening, Hobart was deserted apart from Bar Wa, it was buzzing. Again we were treated to fabulous unusual food a lovely sake flight and great service. I enjoyed the new menu and lovely specials

Tassie55, Hobart

The quiet Sunday before the Happy Hour

Twice now I've visited the Beer Bar. They also have Japanese whisky if that's your tipple. A fine range of beers too, as you'd expect. 
What you might not expect is food of a quality which can be understated as tasty, interesting and moreish. 
Instead of waiting ages, the share size plates are speedily provided while you enjoy a drink. 
The menu ranges from dead set Japanese such as pork jowls to the most perfect Western adaptations including kipfler potato wedges baked in their skins with Japanese mayo which is simply divine. 
The wide range of dishes range in price from $7-12, with larger servings of other foods for an ever so little more. 

The good folk waiting and in charge offer informed advice on what to eat and drink if you're unsure and contribute to the experience without being in your face.

Does all this sound positive? I'm trying not to play it up, the ambience, music and feeling of this intimate eatery drinkery (or the other way round) I'd prefer to keep on the QT. 
Go to the Sunday happy hour instead between 3-5pm, leave the lunchtime delights to likes of me who prefer fewer folk. Sorry... not! 

Bar Wa Izakaya is a breathing, living, fresh place to enjoy any day of the week.


Jack A

Awesome little find !

This place is awesome! The food was great and fun - so many more dishes I want to try!! The staff were so amazing,helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was brilliant! Can't wait to go back!!


72aok, Hobart, Australia

Great Experience

Well word has been getting around about this place so thought I had better go check it out. From the moment I walked through the door I was greeted by friendly staff, the food was amazing with melt in your mouth pork jowl and the best karaage chicken I have tasted in a long time.
The sake was very tasty too I might ad with a great range, Also with a huge range of Japanese Whisky's I will definitely be returning to try

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