Japanese Restaurants In Sydney

Craving buttery sashimi or moreish bowls of miso soup? The Harbour City has got you covered. From intimate omakase dining experiences in Surry Hills to CBD hideaways flaunting Korean fusions, the area has plenty of places to choose between. If you need a hand deciding, check out our roundup of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney.

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Kaiza Izakaya

For those of you searching for a Japanese restaurant in Newtown, check out Kaiza Izakaya. This gorgeous venue offers a fusion of Australian cuisine and locally-sourced ingredients, from the likes of seared scallops with black tobiko to yuzu miso-smothered lamb cutlets.


Home to cosy interiors and a crackin' menu, it's no wonder why Masuya is the best Japanese restaurant in Sydney CBD. If you're not sitting by the five-metre-long sushi bar or trying the mouthwatering variety of sashimi small serves, check out the sake selection. 


Whether you're heading over for a catch-up with friends or date night, Niji on Anzac Parade is a firm choice. This stunning venue is home to suave interiors, including dark timber tables and soft warm lighting, alongside a droolworthy menu that's sure to impress.


With plenty of tasty dishes up for grabs in a glorious setting, it's no surprise that Toko has earned its spot on our list for Japanese fine dining in Sydney. Not only is this former warehouse home to brick walls and chic furnishings, but also serves a range of grub cooked over a robata grill.


Although not strictly whipping up Japanese food, Kobo showcases a fusion of omakase, Korean flavours and Australian influence. And if that didn't whet your appetite? Owner, Jacob Lee, also changes up the menu every three months, inspired by seasonal or culinary memories.


If you're after a Japanese restaurant in Surry Hills, look no further than Haco. Venture inside the intimate venue, where you'll be met with a timber bar that overlooks the open kitchen space for an omakase-style dining experience. Think elegant dishes, from wagyu cuts to tempura plates.