Do you love Japanese food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Japanese cuisine in Sydney. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Sydney restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Tetsuya's, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Raw Bar. We also point out good neighborhoods for Japanese restaurants in Sydney - Central Business District, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

Inner East
Raw Bar

Overlooking Bondi Beach, this restaurant attracts beachgoers, locals on their way to nightclubs, and Bondi apartment residents. With its contemporary interior of clean stainless steel fixtures and an open kitchen, it's the place to see and be...  Read More

The Rocks Teppanyaki

You'd never know this is a Japanese restaurant from the looks of its decor, but the food is some of the best Japanese cuisine in Sydney. The skilled chefs specialize in theatrical teppanyaki (hot plate) cooking. There's a fixed menu as well....  Read More


The jewel in Sydney's culinary crown, this fusion restaurant combines Japanese and French flavors in unique dishes, such as roasted ocean trout with salt and seaweed crust. The eleven-course degustation meal lasts about three hours for lunch and...  Read More

East Sydney
Tsukasa 1

If a romantic setting is what you're looking for, you'd better look elsewhere. Laid-back, casual, and busy are words to describe Tsukasa 1. Known for its wide selection of sushi, this restaurant attracts a diverse clientele, including Sydney...  Read More

Inner City
Uchi Lounge

Located in a two-story converted warehouse, this modern Japanese restaurant is a current favorite in Sydney. The menu is strictly no MSG. Try grilled eggplant with miso or chicken wrapped in seaweed. Before dinner you can have appetizers and...  Read More

Prime Restaurant and Grill Room

Consistently awarded best steak restaurant, Prime is very popular for its business lunches (especially the express lunches which offer a 20 minute grill time). The menu changes frequently, there is a separate wagyu menu and an extensive wine...  Read More