Building on the success of the Niji Sushi Bar in Kingsford, the newly opened Niji Restaurant & Bar boasts what might be Double Bay’s most intriguing interiors – impeccably outfitted throughout and dominated by a wooden, barrel-vaulted ceiling – and an expert kitchen turning out incredibly innovative Japanese cuisine. Head chef Kohji Matsuda knows his ingredients, his knives, and how to impress the pickiest of Sydney diners with his elegant and inventive culinary creations. Destined for success, be sure to book your tables at Niji’s Bay Street premises well in advance.
Lovely experience from start to finish. Helpful, courteous staff. Exceptional meal. Soft shell crab roll was a favourite. Sashimi was very fresh. Loved the spicy edamame.
Beautiful interior, very good service and delicious Japanese style food in a sophisticated environment but definitely not a Japanese experience if that's what you're looking for
Some of the more wry among us might observe that stepping inside Niji Restaurant & Bar down Double Bay’s Bay Street is somewhat akin to stepping into a giant sushi-rolling bamboo mat, with the restaurant’s stunning wooden barrel-vaulted ceiling fixture running the length of the main dining room. Fear not, Niji knows how to create an atmosphere of total relaxation, with attentive but unobtrusive service and glorious Japanese cuisine making for a memorable experience. This Sydney Japanese restaurant is a force to be reckoned with, offering a menu packed with contemporary Japanese dishes and izakaya-style delicacies that make use of the best western and traditional ingredients.
Take ringside seats at Niji’s sushi bar and watch the expert sushi chefs fly into action, crafting a range of rolls and sashimi specialties that will have Sydney’s fans of Japanese food clamouring for a sought-after booking. Banqueting spaces, private dining areas, and outdoor seating round out a space that allows you to guide the mood of your dining experience. Double Bay locals are already delving into the wealth of options offered on Niji’s a la carte menu, but to really get to grips with what makes Niji a standout restaurant, we recommend booking in for a degustation menu paired with premium Japanese sake. Banzai.