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.


Some of the best light ramen in Sydney.

96 Fitzroy Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Azuma Japanese

A reliably fresh neighbourhood joint.

Level 1 Chifley Plaza 2 Chifley Square
Sydney NSW 2000

Raw Bar

Sashimi with beach views.

Shop 1 Warners Avenue
Bondi Beach NSW 2026


An adventurous Kaiseki-style sharing menu.

Level G, The Darling at The Star 80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Chaco Bar

Yakitori grilled to perfection.

238 Crown Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Jap’s Table

A low-key, BYO yakitori place.

245 Abercrombie Street
Darlington NSW

Ichi Ban Boshi

Large portions, speedy service.

Level 2, The Galeries 500 George Street
Sydney NSW


Great ramen is the focus here.

Level 5, Westfield Sydney 188 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW

Gumshara Ramen

World-class noodles in an unlikely location.

Shop 211 25-29 Dixon Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

Ramen O-San

A destination spot for tonkotsu enthusiasts.

Shop F1A, Sussex Centre Food Court 401 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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 NSW 2010


Close to the fish markets for a reason.

48 Harris Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009


Where fusion isn't a dirty word.

Shop 3 183-191 High Street
Willoughby NSW 2068


A dark and mysterious izakaya.

41b Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW