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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in Sydney

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in Sydney? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Jihomakase restaurant
5.0
5 (19)
$101 and over
Japanese
Naremburn
About the restaurant
Embark on an exquisite culinary journey at Jihomakase, nestled in the heart of Northbridge. Our skilled sushi chefs meticulously prepare each dish, showcasing the freshest ingredients and traditional Japanese techniques. Indulge in a symphony of flavors as you savor our omakase menu, tailored to your preferences.
Top review
KarenaM
Dined 4 days ago
It was our first time trying Omakase and honestly, it was the best experience ever! I'm so happy i chose to go with this experience for my partner's birthday. The chef is incredibly detailed, attentive, and considerate. He made sure to greet us and explain the thought process behind every dish. The experience felt so intimate and well worth the money. We were so lucky to even chat with the chef during the experience. Finally, the food was delicious! Such good value. Would 110% recommend to all our friends and family.
A photo of Zushi - Surry Hills restaurant
4.7
4.7 (676)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
We’re a Modern Japanese restaurant located in Surry Hills. We pride ourselves on serving the best Japanese cuisine in Sydney, prepared by our expert chefs using the freshest local and sustainable ingredients where possible. For those looking for something unique, our Omakase experience is designed to take diners on a culinary journey, highlighting the freshest and most delicious ingredients.
We’re your fun neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located on Crown Street in the heart of bustling Surry Hills, Sydney. At Zushi we love our customers and our customers love our relaxed approach, coupled with delicious food, friendly service and dining options in our buzzy restaurant, upstairs mezzanine and open air courtyard. We offer dine in, takeaway, catering and mobile zushi.
Zushi is fully licensed and offers an exciting list of cocktails for those who have worked up a thirst. We also love sharing our passion for sake, beer and wines to match your meal.

Top review
CraigM
Dined 5 days ago
Zushi Surry Hills is a great place to stop by after work - beautifully prepared and tasting Japanese food in an intimate setting
A photo of Jazushi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (19)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
"Jazushi offers Sydney's best blend of exquisite Japanese fusion cuisine, professional service and the finest live jazz entertainment WED, FRI, SAT and Sunday nights. Tucked away on Devonshire St just minutes walk from Central Station and the famous Belvoir Theatre, Jazushi offers a stylish and elegant dining experience that promises to be as pleasing to the ear as it is to the palate. Consisting of three grant dining area, Jazushi is ideal for any occasion. The main dining room provides an ambient atmosphere to best enjoy live music, while the gorgeous outdoor Terrace and spacious Red Room provide the perfect solution for any function needs. Come and experience Sydney's best kept secret!!"


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Each dish was a textural and taste sensation Staff were great and the band were very entertaining with just the perfect volume level for enjoyable listening and conversation.
A photo of Kokoroya Japanese Sushi Dining restaurant
4.7
4.7 (618)
$40 and under
Japanese
Maroubra
About the restaurant
Welcome to Kokoroya We serve a variety of authentic Japanese food made with fresh ingredients that everyone can love! Being fully licensed, we also offer a selection of Japanese beer, sake, wine and cocktails, as child-size soft drinks.
Top review
BeatrizS
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely food and a cosy atmosphere. We enjoyed sushi rolls and sashimi
A photo of Shinmachi Newtown restaurant
4.6
4.6 (57)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Newtown
About the restaurant
Japanese small plates, sushi and ramen served in a modern, wood-lined space with tablets for menus.
Top review
LauraB
Dined 1 day ago
Food is delicious, but service left us with a bad taste in the mouth. First booking on a Sunday night, requested a nice table to celebrate an anniversary, the host first question if we could leave at 7pm, which is not a problem if she wasn’t so rude. Order through the iPad, which again not a problem, but all staff seems to be in an angry mood or just annoyed you are at the restaurant, don’t you dare to ask question they will be rude too, after a dinner of almost $200 when paying I was mentioned if I want to leave a tip, I would leave a tip for the boh team, unfortunately the service is too bad to enjoy the night, maybe next time will do just take away.
A photo of Touka Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (134)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Parramatta
About the restaurant
Serving traditional Japanese Yakiniku in the heart of Parramatta CBD.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
This is a hidden gem. My wife and I love to come here from time to time. Very fresh salmon, tuna and kingfish. The marinated BBQ meat selection is outstanding. The raspberry wine is delicious We always have a fabulous time here.
A photo of Robata Jones restaurant
4.7
4.7 (175)
$40 and under
Japanese
Artarmon
About the restaurant
Robata Jones is an "izakaya" specialising in grilled dishes using the freshest meat, fish and vegetables. With an extensive sake list, it is the perfect spot for a relaxed and fun evening. Located in the Artarmon district along with other businesses, Robata Jones boasts a unique “little Tokyo” atmosphere, and takes you back to Japan! The grilled eel-unagi kabayaki- and other perfectly roasted dishes are a must-try!
Top review
MichaelL
Dined 2 days ago
Great atmosphere and ambience. Nice cosy restaurant with good food and sake to match. Casual dining. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Desserts were a bit below par however.
A photo of Zushi Barangaroo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1510)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
At the edge of the CBD, in the spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct where an old container terminal once stood, discerning foodies can now find some of the city’s best sushi in Barangaroo. Established in 2016, the newest addition to the Zushi restaurant empire is in Sydney’s impressive new harbour foreshore playground. Zushi Barangaroo is both stylish and comfortable, capturing the relaxed style of a typical Japanese bar or izakaya designed by the renowned architect Koichi Takada. We offer premium service complimented with a wide selection of imported beers, Japanese inspired cocktails, and Japanese sake and whisky.
Zushi prides itself on using only carefully sourced local ingredients; the freshest vegetables and sustainable seafood where possible and most of the menu is gluten-free. We are open every day for lunch and dinner, serving delectable sushi, sashimi and share plates. And the glorious harbour views are pretty tasty too.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The staff were wonderful. Although I was running late they were extremely understanding! The food and drinks were amazing and worth their value. The ambience was great and easy to have conversation with friends. Love coming to Zushi!
A photo of Goryon San restaurant
4.4
4.4 (432)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brand "Goryon San" is from Japan. We serve Japanese yakitori, Ramen, Sake and also beer, wine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing atmosphere, food, service. Felt like we got treated to a night in Japan right in the heart of Sydney - such an authentic experience.
A photo of Masuya Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (162)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Masuya Restaurant is located in a building, which has been designated as a cultural asset, on O’Connell Street in Sydney. This is the same place as the office of Kanematsu Gosho, the pioneer of Australia – Japan trades, was situated in 1980. Masuya Restaurant opened in 1993, then full renovation was implemented in 2006.

The approx. five meters long sushi counter, designed by architect Robert Toland in ‘kabuki red’ with an idea of the stage of kabuki, has since fascinated not only local Australian customers but also various people with different backgrounds.

A showcase displays more than 20 different sushi ingredients everyday including locally produced fish, which is purchased on the day. Other carefully selected ingredients are wagyu beef, free-range pork, and seasonal vegetables. Specially designed tableware of Malcolm Greenwood and tables made of Tasmanian Oak is also creating a great atmosphere. Enjoy your time in this amazing space of hospitality.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My favourite Japanese restaurant to go to for a very long time. Food quality is very good and always consistent. Definitely the place to go for a good meal
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