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#841 of 4,622 Restaurants in Sydney
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L 1 78-86 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 6068
17:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Group of 8 popped into this restaurant for dinner before a show. User the touch screen to order was great, no time wasted waiting for service. Everything from a wine glass (BYO) and all meals are ordered via the screen. Very quick service. We particularly liked this as our group wanted second serves of some of the meals we ordered... More 

Thank LisaMu
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Japanese restaurant is where great food meets awesome convenience! The thing I love about this place is that you have the ease of ordering whatever you want whenever you want via the touch screen that is at your table. The food arrives quickly and is very tasty, and is a cheap night out. Do yourself a favour and check... More 

Thank Jason P
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

After a few years of coming here sporadically I thought I'd finally leave a review. It's testament to a place like that, and of this size, that they've kept their doors open for so long. It's not hard to realize why. The enchantingly 'other world' interior means even a regular walk up the stairs is like walking into another world.... More 

Thank Matt T
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place is really good for a cheap, easy, quick meal. The ordering on the screen was very easy and straight forward with pictures to match the menu items. The food came sporadically and very quickly, which was nice to spread out the different dishes. The sushi and sashimi was delicious, as was everything else.

Thank Steph W
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63 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed dining at this place. Plenty of booth seating, computerised order system which lets you order at will & dangerously add more! Friendly & efficient service and delicious food. I always enjoy good sushi & sashimi but I love the various skewers even more here. Yakitori, pork, beef & scampi are some of my favourites. I also love their... More 

Thank PrincessGreedyGuts
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The food is shockingly bad, half the dishes we ordered were sent back as they were inedible. all of the tempura was cooked in oil that was clearly not hot enough and had been absorbed resulting in a mouthful of fry oil with each bite. The sashimi platter was not fresh and smelled, the prawns were not cleaned, and after... More 

Thank Adam E
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant with a nice atmosphere and drinks, i think this place is the one. Customer service was good and sushi was nice and fresh. You also have variety choices for drinks. However you might have the limited time to stay there without a booking. Waitress sometimes ask you if you can finish your... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food! The sushi are fresh, the sukiyaki is delicious and comforting and service was prompt! Recommended

Thank desmondeehs
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a late Japanese dinner... this is the place! Quick and nice :-) Also very good number of items on menu...

Thank Al3ssandra85
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Having ate at Izakaya Den in Melbourne, this is quite a disappointing experience for me, in terms of the quality of the food. Though the service is excellent but the quality of the sashimi could have been more fresh. Even the tempura is not deep fried the correct way. We ended up not finishing what we have ordered. Tha Wagyu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 78-86 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 6068

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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