Nestled away in the affluent suburb of Elizabeth Bay lies a Japanese culinary delight. Kujin Japanese Cuisine is an izakaya teppanyaki inspired restaurant offering a creative and enticing menu selection that will send your imagination into overdrive. With a range of tapas, fresh sashimi sourced daily from the Sydney fish markets, okonomiyaki cabbage pancakes and some seriously tasty homemade udon noodle dishes, we guarantee you’ll leave on cloud nine. You can find Kujin Japanese Cuisine on Elizabeth Bay Road and we do recommend you book in advance as this Sydney gem does tend to fill up quickly.
- Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
- Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
- Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
- Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
- Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
- Saturday 18:00 - 21:30
- Sunday Closed
Izakaya is a form of Japanese dining likened to gastropub cuisine, while teppanyaki uses an iron griddle to cook dishes, also being a kind of creative entertainment. Sydney local restaurant Kujin Japanese Cuisine is a blend of these two forms of Japanese dining and is going from strength to strength, with locals simply loving the creativity and innovation this Elizabeth Bay eatery has developed. With a modern and chic dining space with low lighting and cosy atmosphere, Kujin has ticked all the setting boxes. Which takes us to the star of the show – the menu.
Sourced from the famous Sydney fish markets daily, the sashimi at Kujin is fresh and authentic ranging from kingfish carpaccio to tuna tataki. We recommend selecting a number of tapas dishes to share, like their spicy edamame, karaage chicken and agedashi tofu, as well as some salmon and shiitake skewers. If teppanyaki is your game, the impressive chefs can whip up the roll wagyu beef, teriyaki chicken and tofu steak, complete with artisan skills and showmanship. Whatever your choice, rest assured you’re in for a treat at Kujin Japanese Cuisine. You can find this hotspot along Elizabeth Bay Road in Elizabeth Bay, a short distance from Kings Cross – just be sure to book ahead.
The food was very ordinary. The service was good. Overall though, not worth the price or over $60 a head with $9 corkage for 3 people.