About Busshari Authentic Japanese Restaurant
It’s worth reproducing Busshari Authentic Japanese Restaurant’s name in full, because this Potts Point eatery down Macleay Street is indeed the real deal when it comes to Japanese cuisine. With a menu curated by executive chef Nobuyuki Ito that cleaves close to the essence of the culinary arts of Japan, matched by an extensive list of rare sakes and a dark, minimal interior that perfectly sets of the fresh and beautifully presented fare brought to table, Busshari is preeminent among Sydney’s far eastern restaurants.
- Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
- Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:15
- Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:15
- Sunday 17:30 - 22:00
First time diners at Potts Point’s Busshari are struck by the sultry elegance of the restaurant’s interior. Busshari’s premises down Macleay Street are characterised by a darker tone than many run-of-the-mill Japanese eateries. The restaurant is filled with tall tables fashioned from Tasmanian oak, ebony-coloured tiling, charcoal-pebbled walls, smoky mirrors and a slender sushi counter where some of the finest sushi and sashimi in Sydney is prepared under the watchful eye of executive chef Ito. Indeed, the chef’s selection sashimi plate, always prepared according to the daily catch (freshness is of course a prerequisite in Busshari’s kitchen) is reason enough to pay this Japanese restaurant a visit.
Of course, Busshari’s remit extends far beyond superlative sushi and sashimi; the menu’s relatively short length demonstrates Ito and his team’s considered approach to Japanese cuisine, emphasising restraint in the pursuit of creative dishes with unique flavours. Wagyu beef tobanyaki, pork belly kakuni, and saikyoyaki miso marinated grilled toothfish are just some of the dishes that this Macleay Street kitchen specialise in. Yet another coup for Busshari’s Potts Point restaurant is its excellent list of sake, surely among the best in Sydney. Carefully annotated, choose from a range of superior Japanese rice wines, listed alongside their nihonshu-do or sake meter value (SMV), indicating the relative sweetness or dryness of each bottle – and don’t hesitate to ask Busshari’s wait staff for advice for the perfect food match.
This is our favourite Japanese / sushi restaurant in Sydney and in the world. A wide menu, really fresh fish and always perfectly prepared, and lovely staff with great service. The best!
I love this restaurant, always great food, great service. Booking essential. I'll be back for the divine soft shell crab and pork belly. Highly recommended
Great restaurant... plenty of atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food! This was our first visit and definitely won't be the last. Will take some friends with us next time.
Excellent and traditional Japanese and the service is fantastic and friendly! Sushi is premium quality and the karage chicken is the best I have had - Highly recommend.
Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was amazing. I went with my partner and we had the pork gyoza, salmon nigiri (which just happened to be there for the evening), Agedashi tofu, edamame, Busshari veggie shushi roll, Grilled scampi, and the Wagyu Beef Sizzling Tobanyaki. we also had the Busshari house hot sake, which was really yummy too. All in all, a really lovely experience.
This place is a gem! We had the most amazing meal - beautiful fresh sushi, sashimi and salad, and the tempura plate. Service was a little slow as i was incredibly busy, but this didn't affect our enjoyment as they did a great job of staggering the dishes so we always had something delicious on our table. Can't wait to go back!
One of the authentic Japanese restaurants with good quality in Sydney. We (a Japanese couple) were happy with the selection of sake on their drink menu, as we do not believe the flavours of wine match with sashimi or sushi. The chef selection sushi was pretty good, and the service was warm and prompt. It became one of our favourite Japanese restaurant in Sydney and we will definitely comeback with friends.
After living in Japan for so many years, when I find a Japanese restaurant that is 100% Japanese among the sadly so many pseudo-Japanese restaurants in Sydney, I am overjoyed. Busshari is 100% Japanese - the smells, the tastes, the quality. OMG! I was so happy. This restaurant has immediately become one of my favourite special places
Cosy restaurant with group seating and a few separate tables. Great menu choices and friendly staff. Happy hour 6-7 on Monday - Tuesday with hose wines and sake $5 per glass. They wanted to rush us out quickly as are very popular. So not a place to stay long and chat
Fabulous! Delicious! Excellent service! We thoroughly enjoyed a bustling night at Busshari. The staff were attentive and the food great value for the quality and portions. We highly recommend the eggplant and the new pork ribs. The sushi rolls are delicious too!
An initial mix-up with table reservations was quickly rectified (not with a change of table as the restaurant was fully booked), but with exemplary service, fabulous food and hospitality of genuine and wonderful staff. Will definitely come back for the house dish of baked eggplant with 2 sauces. Gina
Nice Japanese restaurant. Staff are very friendly. Food is on the pricier side but wasn't disappointed. The selection of Sake is broad, from sweet (+2) to dry (+20). Recommend ordering the Beautiful Boy. Just hearing "Here are your Beautiful Boys" from the staff is worth the price of admission.
Great service! Great food! Particularly the sizzling beef! Our favourite place to have a quick and delicious meal. thanks! We caught up with old friends we hadn't seen for years and the atmosphere is so convivial to those treasured occasions.
As always excellent food. Busshari never lets you down. Some of the freshest sashimi in Sydney and the sake selection is great. We booked on the wrong night and they were very understanding of our stuff-up.
I have been dining at Busshari for over 5 years and without exception, the food and service is always of the highest quality. Last night was no exception. Best Japanese cuisine in Sydney!
Excellent.As ever. Service very good. Food excellent. Note.If one books online there is a time lag.So the website needs to highlight that a 5pm booking gets you in at 9pm at the earliest
Consistently good food, charming and efficient service AND we can hear ourselves talk. What's not to like?! I'm reluctant to post a good review cause I want to keep it for ourselves
Went there on Saturday for the first time,the food and service was excellent and not expensive at all.the restaurant was full and we had a great time.thank you will be back again.
Great Japanese food, service is excellent too. I love this place! The food is very fresh and the atmosphere is charming especially if you arrive early. Consistently good and well priced.
Great food, service and Sake! I would certainly dine here again and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a night out with friends, or a romantic evening also.
Busshari is one of the best Japanese restaurant in Sydney, the food is definitely superb, the environment of the restaurant is beautiful, service is amazing, definitely enjoyed it a lot
The food was excellent, one of the better authentic tastes in Sydney. Seating isn't the most comfortable and it was too warm that evening in the shop. Still would recommend try it even just once.
My favourite Japanese restaurant. Amazing sashimi, oysters and definitely recommend the terriyaki fish of the day. Very fast service and reasonably priced food. Sake tasting board was good too
The Food is divine, service is very friendly, atmosphere is great...we keep coming back and it never disappoints! It is our favourite Japanese restaurant in Sydney. So good!
Great atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. And in my opinion best value for highest quality Japanese food. What else can one ask for. We'll be back.
Great food and great service! Small space, but that's not important to my husband or I. Good location. Not sure what else to say! Thank you.
Very good. The food is very Authentic Japanese (I guess true to their name?), they have great sake and the staff / service is top notch.
Great food - quick service and lots of help on dish selection! We love Busshari and appreciate the fact that you can book for small numbers.
Best, Freshest Quality Japanese in Sydney. I've been coming here for 6 years for various occasions - every time is just as good as the last.
Great service, most beautiful staff, booked in advance. Grilled toothfish is most amazing! Menu has plenty to offer and nice sake on offer. Would come again
Very good restaurant The only thing I would improve is explaining what the menu was for people who don't understand what they were about to eat Too vague on the menu
As usual, really good food and attentive staff. Watching the sashimi chef ply the skills of his trade makes for a great experience overall. We will definitely be going again.
Always excellent service and fresh, delicious Japanese food. It's a favourite restaurant of ours and we have been coming for years. Long may it continue.
Always a great experience having dinner at Busshari. The food is great and the service is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Will be back.
First time at Busshari. Great food, attentive staff and a very nice atmosphere. Try the oysters and the Kingfish carpaccio. They are an absolute winner.
Need to book as it is very popular. Beautifully presented and some of the best sashimi I have ever eaten: fresh as you could want.
Good, fresh sushi in a hip neighbourhood environment -- sit at the counter and watch the chefs at work. Also, very nice sake list. Very good value for the price.
Menu could've been slightly more extensive, however, the food is fantastic and very traditional. Service was very friendly and the restaurant as a whole is great value for money
Great atmosphere, service and food! Recommend this place and will go back there. Neighbourhood gem for sure! Be sure to reserve a table because they book up quick.
Delicious food. The sashimi is fantastic - so fresh. The service was quick and friendly, as usual. We also recommend the eggplant - one of our favourite dishes.
Food is excellent. Some items are quite pricey.. but would definitely come back for the sashimi salad and the wagyu steak. Service was very quick as well
Great food, good friendly service but just a little overpriced. To me their mixed Sashimi was a standout. Also enjoyed their selection of beers and Sake.
Great local Japanese that celebrated its 10th anniversary on the night if our visit. Always good sushi and sashimi. We will be going back soon.
The Tuna Tartaki was sublime .Althought the Tuna portion was not as generous as we have had on previous occasions Otherwise the meal was delightful
A number of dishes were lovely although there is no sashimi salmon on the menu. I was disappointed with the Teriyaki Chicken dish. The entrees were very nice.
Good food, but nothing stood out to me. Service was good. And I liked the Japanese ambiance. My favorite part was being seated at the bar, and watching the sushi being made right in front of us.
Food was fantastic as always. The service this time was unusually terrible. Wrong order, wrong table deliveries and wrong bill. Very disapointed in the service.
A little expensive but well worth the experience. Great food, excellent service and a great selection of saki
Love this place. Yuki is the best, and you must try the eggplant
Excellent as usual. Great sashimi and really enjoyed the saki.