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.

Jugemu & Shimbashi

Seriously good soba noodles and okonomiyaki.

246 Military Road, Neutral Bay


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

94A Pitt Street, Redfern
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Home-style Japanese in a space that’ll transport you straight there.

102 21 Alberta Street, Sydney
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HaNa Ju-Rin

A three-hour sushi degustation hidden in a teppanyaki restaurant on the lower north shore.

Shop 1 300 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest

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
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An adventurous Kaiseki-style sharing menu.

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

Chaco Bar

Yakitori grilled to perfection.

238 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
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Cho Cho San

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

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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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