It's safe say to Sydney is crazy about Japanese food, whether it comes rolled, or in a bowl. From hole-in-the-wall ramen to fresh sashimi and late night izakayas, there are all types of restaurants. Here are the best places to get your fix.


A don joint specialising in Japanese teas and an incredible matcha tiramisu.

94A Pitt Street, Redfern

Jugemu & Shimbashi

Seriously good soba noodles and okonomiyaki.

246 Military Road, Neutral Bay


A degustation only Japanese restaurant that doubles as a casual eatery and bar that begins the day with coffees and sees out the night with cocktails, draft beers and snacks.

364-372 Kent Street, Sydney
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Home-style Japanese in a space that’ll transport you straight there.

102 21 Alberta Street, Sydney

Azuma Japanese

A reliably fresh neighbourhood joint.

Level 1 Chifley Plaza 2 Chifley Square , Sydney
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One of the most renowned restaurants in Sydney.

529 Kent Street, Sydney


An adventurous Kaiseki-style sharing menu.

Level G, The Darling at The Star 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
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Chaco Bar

Yakitori grilled to perfection.

186-188 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Cho Cho San

The food is fun, and the sake list is long.

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Yebisu Izakaya

More than 100 dishes to choose from.

501 George Street, Sydney

Tokyo Bird

A chic, industrial bar that serves sake and whisky with yakitori bites to match.

Shop 2 226-228 Commonwealth Street (enter via Belmore Lane), Surry Hills
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Bar Ume

A modern fine-diner with a well-rounded sake menu.

478 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Izakaya Fujiyama

The food is fresh and simple, but the ample supply of sake and whisky makes this place sing.

54-56 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills

Raita Noda

There are no tables, and no menus. But Noda knows best.

Shop 1 222 Riley Street, Surry Hills