Wollongong's thriving Japanese restaurants. Wollongong might be a relatively small city, but it's got lots to offer when it comes to food and restaurants. With the local university home to Australia's Japanese Studies Association, it's no surprise that the city has a strong Japanese community. And for that reason, Wollongong's Japanese restaurants offer quality meals cooked using authentic techniques and recipes. But don't forget, Wollongong's Japanese restaurants are popular and can book up very quickly - so book ahead using Quandoo's premier online reservation service in order to avoid disappointment.