Jazu in Sofia by placescases.com

Jazu – jazz and Japanese cuisine from Hamachi, in Sofia

Jazu  rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.6 out of 5

June 2023

Seen               5 hearts rating 129x20

Felt                 3 сърца 129x20

Heard             5 hearts rating 129x20       

Smelled          5 hearts rating 129x20

Tasted            5 hearts rating 129x20



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Jazu means jazz in Japanese. If you’re wondering why a restaurant that offers Japanese cuisine is called that, well, it’s simply because they play live light jazz every night.

If I enjoyed my experience there and why the Feel category dropped 2 hearts, you can find out if you read on.

See Jazu

… The menu includes plenty of sushi, there is a menu of the day as well as a bento box that changes regularly as a combination;

A bento box is set of different types of food, which is enough for one person to eat and get a healthy combination of nutrients in different forms. It is usually served for lunch.

At first, the portions may seem small to you, but because there are 6 things and they are well combined, you are actually quite full at the end.

… I noticed that there was Wagyu, including Miyazaki.

Wagyu is beef originating from Japan, of very high quality. It has a marble structure, which makes it very tender and tasty. And Myazaki is the best quality Wagyu.

… Extensive wine list, with options for small bottles and wine by the glass, but quite limited.

Feel Jazu

… We were greeted by an English-speaking Asian woman, very nice and welcoming;

… Negligence of atmosphere an comfort in the main hall.

When we were offered to choose a table from one end of the hall or the other, at one place there was an open door and a craftsman was repairing something. Accordingly, there was a strong smell of acetone from the product he used for the repair. I pointed out to them that in a high-end restaurant like theirs, you can’t allow the lounge to smell like acetone.

… Other blunders followed – we found a piece of packaging in one of the soups in the bento boxes. For a long time we tried to get the attention of someone from the staff. Our waiter had gone inside to draw wine, so no one else seemed interested in the waving customers. I had to get up to call someone. The problem fix was providing a new soup, which I don’t like as a ammendment. If the customer has already eaten from the previous one and was upset that he found waste in it, he may not want a second soup, especially since there is no guarantee that they simply did not add more soup to the same bowl.

… The third thing is that when ordering Riesling by the glass I think I got Pinot Grigio instead, they didn’t even bother to pour it in front of me so I could see the bottle, but that’s not so fatal because the wine was good and there wasn’t much difference in the price.

These are the reasons why 2 hearts are dropped.

Hear Jazu

… Very pleasant chill music, and in the evening with jazz it is probably even better, as long as the music is not too loud.

Movie watching time: 1:24 min.

Smell Jazu

… The food smelled good without being overpowering, except in the wakame, which always smells very strongly of sea to me.

Taste Jazu

… I recommend the bento box, because everything in it is delicious and provides the necessary ingredients for our body to feel sufficiently full, but not overfed during the afternoon working hours. Its price is EUR 10, so it is even at good cost.

… Try dessert too, for example white chocolate souffle with matcha and yuzu sorbet. Everything is made in-house, including the ice creams and sorbets. Add coffee because it’s good.


I would go to Jazu again, despite the mistakes, because the food is really very tasty and well made. Next time I will choose dinner time to hear the live music as well.

How to get to Jazu?

Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

A: business park EXPO 2000, 55, bul. “Nikola Y. Vaptsarov” blvd, 1407 Sofia

T: +359 887104010

Opening hours: 12:00- 23:00

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