Image: Yellow tail Sashimi with Jalapeno | Source: Nobu, Sydney

The Best Japanese Restaurants in Sydney You Need to Try

Like all of Australia’s cities, Sydney’s dining scene is a melting pot of cuisines. However, Sydney’s Japanese restaurants are a real stand out feature. If you too love sushi and sashimi, read ahead to find out which restaurants are more than worth paying a visit to.

Tetsuya’s Restaurant

Housed in a heritage-listed building on Kent Street, Tetsuya’s Restaurant serves a degustation menu alongside a comprehensive wine list. Combining French technique with Japanese dishes, chef Tetsuya Wakuda creates constantly evolving, seasonal dishes at $185 a head.

Kabuki Shoroku Japanese Restaurant

For around 20 years now, family-owned Kabuki Shoroku has been serving the freshest sushi and sashimi to Sydney-siders. Consider trying their popular ‘Kaiseki’ course that changes according to the season.


Inspired by the root-to-stem philosophy of cooking -where nothing is wasted- Kuro delivers wholesome seasonal Japanese dishes. Led by a team of experienced chefs and mixologists, you can expect a top-tier dining and bar experience as well as a more upscale intimate dining experience in Kuro’s Kitchen which is coming soon.

Nobu Sydney

When it comes to Japanese fine dining, you simply can’t go wrong with Nobu. Alongside stunning views of Sydney, you can expect decadent Japanese dishes and refreshing cocktails.


Translating from Japanese to ‘theatre’, HACO offers diners a theatrical culinary experience. Led by chef Kensuke Yada, an ex-Sasaki restaurant Head Chef, you can expect delicious tempura dining on Friday’s and Saturday’s and omakase dining from Tuesday to Saturday.


Serving a seasonal tasting menu as well as sashimi and sushi a la carte, Azuma is another great option for lovers of Japanese cuisine. Read about some of the best fine-dining spots in Sydney here.

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