The idea of an occasional sushi stop, with handful of cooked meals served on Oasis-class ships has now expanded to an entire menu Japanese restaurant on several vessels in the Royal Caribbean fleet with sushi Sashimi, sushi and cooked dishes and hibachi choices on select vessels.
While every Izumi restaurant has its own distinct style however, they all have a contemporary style. On certain ships Izumi can be a small space, whereas others give it ample space. On newer ships, color schemes are varied of oranges, reds, blacks, browns, and grays utilized in a variety of geometric patterns. In older cruise ships like the Radiance-class ships and sky blue blend with brown and orange for an informal look. (Lest you forget Navigator of the Sea’s Izumi restaurant is dressed with bright hot orange and pink!)
In every restaurant the artwork on the walls is the best indication about the menu’s Japanese menu. On some ships, the samurai statue in front of the restaurant tells all. The ship you’re aboard, Izumi seating options may consist of two and four-tops (sometimes simply two two-tops joined together) and bar-style cafeteria tables or counters that have stools shared with others dining. There’s an additional sushi counter available for those who don’t require access to the whole menu.
Menu items in Izumi restaurants on various ships can differ in a small amount. On certain ships, Edamame is included, while on other vessels it’s just a simple miso soup which is served. Certain versions of the dining establishment serve hot rock-cooked dishes as well as an extensive hibachi menu. On some ships, the lunch menu is only sushi and on other ships, the dinner and lunch menus are identical. (How can you tell what menu your ship offers? Visit to Cruise Critic’s Royal Caribbean board).
In general the majority of restaurants offer cold and hot snacks like shrimp gyoza dumplings or vegetable tempura seaweed salad, and tofu sesame salad , as in addition to a variety of soups like shrimp wontons, nabeyaki Udon and spicy miso Ramen. Sushi lovers can select among 17 options for sashimi including 13 signature rolls, three chef’s signature rolls , and five sushi options. Three desserts are on offer in addition to crispy sesame balls matcha tea ice-cream and mocha ice cream with various flavors.
On cruises with Hot Rock (ishiyake) menu options, you can pick from a mix of seafood, chicken breasts chicken and beef skewers and tenderloins of beef. Customers are served their choice of meat, with slabs of rock that have been heated to 575 degrees , which they cook their meals.
Izumi restaurants with hibachi (on Allure, Harmony, Oasis and Symphony of the Seas) are divided into two areas with one serving the traditional sushi and Japanese cuisine menu , and an additional room that features three tables and eight tables placed around the kitchen. The menu of hibachi dishes includes lobster, chicken, beef shrimp, and combo selections each of which comes with salad or soup and stir-fried vegetables, as well as cooked rice, and lo mein noodles as well as dessert.
Prices for a la carte dinner and lunch, ranging between $4 and $21. Hibachi costs $30 per person for a option of meat, and $35 for two meat meal.
Editor’s note: The menus listed are examples only and subject to change by the ship and the route.
Which ships are equipped with Izumi?
Izumi can be found on the following vessels:
- Adventure of the Seas
- Allure of the Seas
- Anthem of the Seas
- Brilliance of the Seas
- Explorer of the Seas
- Grandeur of the Seas
- Harmony of the Seas
- Legend of the Seas
- Navigator of the Seas
- Oasis of the Seas
- Ovation of the Seas
- Quantum of the Seas
- Radiance of the Seas
- Rhapsody of the Seas
- Serenade of the Seas
- Splendour of the Seas
- Symphony of the Seas
- Vision of the Seas
- Voyager of the Seas