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72 Restaurants in Sydney: Japanese

Enjoy the fun in Sydney's Japanese restaurants

Nothing quite captures the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney like its Japanese restaurants. With superb seafood, produce and ingredients sourced locally combined with the centuries-old traditions and culinary expertise, it’s little wonder that Japanese cuisine is so popular among Sydneysiders. The Japanese restaurants throughout Sydney offer a plethora of dishes and cooking styles to suit all tastes, and while you may be familiar with some, notably sushi, ramen and teppanyaki, there is a lot more to on offer. So, read on to discover some of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney as well as some hidden gems – you’ll be wanting to book as soon as you can.

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Harajuku Gyoza - Beer Stadium Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour
Japanese$$$$
5.5/630
Harajuku Gyoza - Beer Stadium Darling Harbour

HaNa Ju-Rin Japanese

Crows Nest
Japanese$$$$
5.2/6133
HaNa Ju-Rin Japanese

Sushi & Grill - York Street

Sydney CBD
Japanese$$$$
5.5/683
Sushi & Grill - York Street
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5.1/628
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5.4/678
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5.3/612
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Japanese$$$$
5.3/618
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Japanese$$$$
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Japanese$$$$
5.0/614
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Japanese$$$$
5.8/64
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Japanese$$$$
5.1/621
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Hicksons Izakaya

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Japanese$$$$
4.9/622
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Sushi Sankaku

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5.4/617
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House of Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant

Mosman
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    Roll your own way with sushi in Sydney's Japanese restaurants

    Sushi, of course, is one of the most popular dishes in Sydney's Japanese restaurants, and whether you’re after a lunch at Sushi & Grill feasting on an array of dishes like salmon, tuna, tempura, california and avocado rolls to choose from – all made fresh, all delicious – or in for an evening meal at Yumei Japanese Restaurant in Sydney’s CBD, you are in for a treat. Not to be confused with sashimi, sushi is vinegared white or brown rice, often prepared with seafood, meat and vegetables and wrapped in seaweed with toppings like pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. One of the most popular Japanese dishes restaurants in Sydney create some of the best sushi you’ll find anywhere. Eating sushi in Sydney's Japanese restaurants is a great way to dine with friends and groups and everyone can have as much or as little as they like.
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    The theatre of Sydney’s Japanese restaurants

    Teppanyaki is style of Japanese cuisine that is also hugely popular, and you’ll find many teppanyaki Japanese restaurants in Sydney. It’s also quite a social dining style, and involves using an iron griddle to prepare the food. Typically, at the Japanese restaurants in Sydney, the food is cooked in front of guests using an impressive display of knife skills and theatrical techniques, making these spots ideal for group events looking for something out of the ordinary. Dishes often include beef, pork or seafood and you can always order a variety to share with your group. Teppanyaki adds a little bit of theatre to your dining experience and the quick and accurate moves of the chef are always a talking point. Discover one of Sydney’s best Japanese teppanyaki restaurants by paying Kujin in Elizabeth Bay a visit and enjoying the wonderful food and spectacular show.
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    Discover izakaya in Sydney's Japanese restaurants

    Another element of Japanese cuisine is izakaya. Often likened to a kind of gastropub or Spanish tapas restaurant, this style of dining is fast-becoming one of the most popular in the city. Arguably the best Japanese izakaya restaurant in Sydney is Chaco Bar in Darlinghurst. The team here were the masters behind the ramen pop-up at Barangaroo and the vibe simply oozes cool. The mood is casual and you may be invited to sit on a tatami mat and dine from a low table or simply sit or stand at the bar. Many dishes are designed to be shared and, once again, it's a great way to enjoy Japanese food when you're dining in a group. Some dishes of note are the spicy tuna belly and pig ear tataki, spicy lamb shoulder and chicken crackling served on a skewer… washed down with sake of course. We’ve only scratched the surface of this wonderful, healthy and delicious cuisine, and you should also keep an eye out for tasty Japanese curries, ramen and much, much more when visiting one of the brilliant Japanese restaurants in Sydney. Book yourself a table on Quandoo and look forward to fabulous food and fun times.