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.
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.
Fantastic place! Great food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere and friendly waiters/waitresses. Enjoyed the fusion dishes and tastes, and some unique sashimi that other Japanese restaurants don't serve. A throughly enjoyable and memorable experience.
The staff have excellent gluten literacy. Coeliacs can relax. The food is excellent - gorgeous sashimi and excellent nagyri. Also partial to their tempura prawns.
The food was fresh and delicious. The sashimi meltied in your mouth. Service was great. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Bushari authentic Japanese Restaurant to my friends
Delicious Japanese food with great friendly service. We loved the salmon yakitori, japanese pickles and eggplant miso. Busshari has a lovely relaxed vibe and we will be back soon.
The food is great. I have nothing bad to say about that. But the service...They have to work on that a lot! Kind of spoiled the whole impression. We came there on Saturday evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. We booked at 6pm, and when we came there were people already, but not yet busy. We ordered sake, sashimi and nigiri, and told waiter that we might order more later on. Our sake came only after sashimi and we had to remind waiter about it. While we were having our sashimi, a waiter brought a serving of nigiri, but it wasn't what we ordered. A few minutes later she realised the mistake and came to take those nigiri off our table. Our order of nigiri took around 20 minuted to come. My guess is that they forgot about it, as they forgot about our sake. And all the time there were different waiters approaching the table. There were many staff on the floor, but everything seemed to be very unorganised. The last hiccup was when we tried to order some tobanyaki. The waitress simply told us that we have to be out at 7.30pm. And it was 7pm! And all this time we were just waiting for food and drinks that didn't arrive because of their mistakes. Just a piece of advise, if there is an out by time for customers, you have to mention it when the customers arrive and not when they are trying to order some more food. It felt like they wanted to get reed of us. Quite rude. I don't mind an out by time, it was mentioned in my booking confirmation. But as it wasn't mentioned in the restaurant, I assumed we don't have to rush. And honestly, we usually don't stay more than an hour and a half anyway, unless it takes ages for the food to arrive. I would come back to enjoy the food, but I don't think I will because of such a poor service.
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