According to our taste buds, and the craftsmanship of Sydney’s best chefs, we’ve cultivated a bucket list of our favourite Japanese restaurants in the city that you need to visit for your next sushi train fix.
With stylish interiors that will transport you back to the streets of Tokyo, Sushi Hotaru is the go-to place for great sushi and great value. Diners can enjoy fresh handmade sushi and Japanese staples such as Udon soup and Edamame. This tech savvy venue also allows you to order using their slick digital touch screen menu system.
The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney
Makoto Sushi Bar
Out of all the sushi hubs situated in World Square, Makoto takes centre stage as Sydney’s most authentic Japanese sushi bar. Served on a classic carousel, your choices are rotated before you, and all at reasonable prices. Their sushi rolls are a crowd favourite, as is their extensive vegetarian menu dedicated to welcome Japanese lovers of all dietary requirements.
World Square, 119 Liverpool Street, Sydney
On the outskirts of Darling Harbour, Sushi Rio is a great casual hotspot for sushi. They’re praised for their set prices, and their expansive menu of Japanese dishes that can be ordered to accompany your sushi selections. Locals love their spicy grilled salmon and those who love a soft shell crab will have ample options to choose from.
339-345 Sussex Street, Sydney
Situated within the historic walls of the GPO Grand, Sosumi is a must for lovers of high quality sushi and teppanyaki. A lively venue with the chefs taking centre stage, indulge in a refreshing serve of salmon, tuna or king fish sashimi, or take the reins and order a handroll or udon from the a la carte menu.
GPO Grand, 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Sushi Tei serves up authentic Japanese food in a chic, cosmopolitan setting. Located in Chifley Square, expect fresh ingredients and modern twists on classic dishes. Stuck for choice? Start with their house specialty menu. For sushi lovers, the Aburi Salmon roll is where it's at. To share, their Sushi Sashimi Combo Plate brings together all the faves.
1 Chifley Square, Sydney
Rokujuni, tucked away near Wynyard, pride themselves on being the go-to lunch spot for the 9 to 5 set. Known for quick service and a reasonable price point, diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to the dishes on the train. Select all your faves, nigiri, sushi and sashimi, or order a bibimbab off the menu.
62 Clarence Street, Sydney
Sushia Izakaya is a hidden gem tucked away inside Sydney’s CBD. They pride themselves on being creative innovators delivering modern Japanese flavours served in large, generous portions. Thriving as a restaurant that produces fine quality sushi, Sushia is worth a try and worth every penny.
4/20 Bond Street, Sydney