Izumi

Video: Hibachi Chefs Delight Izumi Guests on Royal Caribbean

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13Dec2016

Royal Caribbean’s Izumi is known for the freshest sushi and sashimi and, now onboard Harmony of the Seas, guests can also experience a hibachi experience where chefs cook tableside on teppanyaki grills. Chefs show off their meticulous cooking skills entertaining guests with playful tricks, all while preparing an Asian-inspired meal to perfection. From taking their seats to the final bite, guests at Izumi are treated to a multisensory experience.

Izumi Hibachi menu on Oasis of the Seas

Last updated on November 30, 2016.

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Izumi Teppanyaki

Complimentary

Edamame Soy Beans

Green mix with ginger dressing

Vegetable fried rice or brown rice

Teppan premier combo $35

Samurai

Tenderloin beef and tiger shrimp

Origami

Chicken breast and tiger shrimp

Geisha

NY steak and chicken breast

Izumi

Sea scallops and lobster

Wed, 11/30/2016 (All day)

Izumi menu on Serenade of the Seas

Last updated on December 4, 2016

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Starters

Edamame Soy Beans (complimentary)

Boiled edamame soy beans sprinkled with kosher salt

Shrimp & Vegetable tempura

An assortment of shrimp and fresh vegetable tempura served with tentsyu bonito stock 11

Shrimp Firecracker Spring Roll

Deep fried shrimp spring roll stuffed with crabmeat, sambal chili and cream cheese 9

Sun, 12/04/2016 (All day)

Izumi Hibachi menu on Harmony of the Seas

Last updated on January 27, 2017.

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Izumi Teppanyaki

Complimentary

Edamame Soy Beans

Green mix with ginger dressing

Vegetable fried rice or brown rice

Teppan premier combo $40

Samurai

Tenderloin beef and tiger shrimp

Origami

Chicken breast and tiger shrimp

Geisha

NY steak and chicken breast

Izumi

Sea scallops and lobster

Fri, 01/27/2017 (All day)

Izumi menu on Harmony of the Seas

Last updated on January 27, 2017.

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Edamame Soy Beans (complimentary)

Boiled edamame soy beans sprinkled with kosher salt

Shrimp & Vegetable tempura

An assortment of shrimp and fresh vegetable tempura served with tentsyu bonito stock $11

Shrimp Firecracker Spring Roll

Deep fried shrimp spring roll stuffed with crabmeat, sambal chili and cream cheese $8

Fri, 01/27/2017 (All day)

Review: Izumi Express sushi on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

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16Sep2016

Earlier this summer, Royal Caribbean began rolling out or takeout sushi options across its fleet for guests that want to enjoy Izumi-quality sushi on Royal Caribbean ships that do not offer an Izumi restaurant.  Freedom of the Seas is one such ship that lacks Izumi, and we took it upon ourselves to try the Izumi Express sushi for "research" purposes.

Guests will find Izumi Express options at Sorrentos during select hours (check your Cruise Compass for exact times), but it is typically available every day from 11:30am - 1:30pm and again at 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Menu

The selection of sushi may vary, but on our sailing we had eight rolls to choose from that were prepackaged and ready to be enjoyed.

On our cruise, the more popular rolls tended to go quickly, so be sure to order early.

Sushi

Historically, Freedom of the Seas has always offered sushi in the Jade section of the Windjammer, but in my opinion, the sushi was substandard because it was poorly made and lacked variety or sizable pieces of fish.  Of course, the sushi in the Windjammer was complimentary, but I tended to avoid it because of the poor quality.

Windjammer Sushi from a past Freedom of the Seas cruise

Of course, we are here for the sushi and the Izumi Express options on Freedom of the Seas has a variety of maki rolls that are pretty typical among sushi restaurants.  Before even tasting any of it, the quality of these rolls looked superior to what was offered in the Windjammer.

You can pick which roll appeals to you, and each package comes with eight rolls.

You are probably wondering, "how good does it taste?" and I can safely say it is much better to what the Windjammer ever had.  In fact, the Windjammer offered sushi on the last night of the cruise and that confirmed my thoughts.

Prepackaged sushi will never compare to freshly-made sushi, but, I really enjoyed the Izumi Express option because it offers a much better option than no sushi at all.

 

I found it to be a really good value and tasted great too.  It was certainly as good as any prepackaged sushi I have had on land, and as a self-described sushi fiend, I loved having this option every evening.

Are you a Sushi lover? Let us know if Izumi Express will be on your must-eat list!

Izumi Express menu on Freedom of the Seas

Last updated on September 11, 2016.

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Vegetarian in Soy Paper $6.00

Cucumber, Avocado, Carrot, Asparagus rolled in Soy Paper.

CA Roll with Masago and Scallions $6.00

Crab Stick, avocado, cucumber sprinkled with roasted Sesame seed, Scallion and Masago.

Shrimp Crunchy Roll $8.00

Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Spicy Aioli, eel sauce and tograshi on top

Crispy Philly $7.00

Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese flashed fried in Panko

Sun, 09/11/2016 (All day)

Spotted: Izumi Sushi on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas

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15Aug2016

Guests aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas can now enjoy Izumi-quality sushi, despite not having an Izumi location.

Photo by Kayla Gillman

We reported earlier this summer that Royal Caribbean would be offering Izumi-level sushi across its fleet on ships that did not have an Izumi location, and we have a look at the Izumi sushi on Majesty of the Seas.

There are a few different varieties of sushi available at the Windjammer during dinner and priced a la carte.  These include

  • Crispy Philly: $8
  • Crispy Tuna: $5
  • Vegetarian Sushi Sampler: $6
  • California roll with masago and scallions: $6
  • Half Futomaki: $8
  • Spicy Salmon Avocado roll: $7
  • Shrimp Crunchy Roll: $8
  • Spicy Tuna in Togarashi: $7

Photo by Kayla Gillman

Royal Caribbean wanted to offer guests something quick and easy to enjoy, without having to dedicate time for a sit-down meal.

Izumi menu on Explorer of the Seas

Last updated on June 16, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Edamame Soy Beans (complimentary)

Boiled edamame soy beans sprinkled with kosher salt

Shrimp & Vegetable tempura

An assortment of shrimp and fresh vegetable tempura served with tentsyu bonito stock 10

Shrimp Firecracker Spring Roll

Deep fried shrimp spring roll stuffed with crab meat, sambal chili and cr

Wed, 06/15/2016 (All day)

Royal Caribbean to offer new takeout sushi option fleet-wide by July 1

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17Jun2016

Royal Caribbean's Izumi Head Chef Travis Kamiyama confirmed that all Royal Caribbean ships will offer a takeout version of Izumi by July 1, 2016.

Dubbed, "Izumi Express", this new offering is a takeaway service that offers packaged sushi, ready to go, at a "very discounted price."

There will be special express carts that will offer up to eight sushi rolls.

Izumi Express on Adventure of the Seas

Izumi Express on Freedom of the Seas. Photo by Travis Kamiyama.

Royal Caribbean wanted to offer guests something quick and easy to enjoy, without having to dedicate time for a sit-down meal.

Chef Kamiyama confirmed that the Izumi Express option has been rolled out to a few ships already, and it will be fleet-wide by July 1st.

We tried Izumi Express on Navigator of the Seas, and it worked out very well for being able to enjoy sushi quickly and without the sit down experience.

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