Sydney’s relationship with Japanese cuisine is stronger than most Australian city’s. We have one of the largest Japanese populations in the country, bringing with it a wealth of age-old culinary traditions and techniques passed down from the source.
On top of that, our harbour location gives us the advantage of having a world-class fish market, and the sheer quality of seafood we enjoy is second to none. It’s the reason why Tokyo-grade sashimi is everywhere in Sydney; best experienced at one of the intimate omakase counters dotted around the inner city.
We’ve got ramen, too – bowls and bowls of it. But if you’re after a flashy izakaya brimming with rare sake and whisky; a casual yakitori den for an afterwork snack; or a note-perfect take on Peruvian-tinged Nikkei cuisine, you’ll find it on this list.