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Sushi in Sydney

LJP123 Mar 20, 2009 05:00 PM

I am a student studying abroad in Sydney, and I've heard there are supposed to be some really good sushi places in Sydney, but so far I've only run into cheap/not good places. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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    thetron RE: LJP123 Mar 20, 2009 10:45 PM

    When I lived in Sydney I *loved* Sushi Train in Chatswood (I think there are a couple around town aswell). It's not all traditional, but it was freaking awesome. Whenever we go up to visit, I spend most of my time (and money) in there.

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      kmh RE: thetron Mar 21, 2009 05:53 PM

      The one under Myer in Pitt street in the food court always triggers my sense of smell. They use decent seaweed even if it's not especially glamourous. Well they did. I haven't been in years.

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        brunelleschi RE: kmh Mar 23, 2009 07:31 AM

        ive not been to either of the above mentioned. I think the best ive had in the city for quality and value is Azuma in Chifley Plaza. Definitely my pick for lunch. Otherwise, a friend of mine told me there was toro at a place called Makoto on Liverpool St in the CBD for under $4 per piece. and it's decent quality. thats great value. Also i like the sushi and sashimi at Busshari in Macleay St Potts Point, dinner only and great ambience too. This is also reasonably priced for the quality. Yoshii in the city is very expensive but great, considered more fine dining...

    2. SydneyButton RE: LJP123 Mar 24, 2009 06:29 PM

      It's a bit on the expensive side for sushi, but Sushi-e on George Street serves some of the best sushi and sashimi in Sydney.

      Jurin in Crows Nest is also very good, worth the trek across the bridge. :)

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        Beach Chick RE: SydneyButton Mar 24, 2009 06:41 PM

        Love Sushi-e..some of the best in Sydney.

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          BinarySmurf RE: SydneyButton Apr 21, 2009 08:53 PM

          I second Ju Rin in Crows Nest. I think Sushi-e is the best sushi and sashimi I've ever had, but Ju Rin is almost the same quality at 60% of the cost. :)

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            SydneyButton RE: BinarySmurf Apr 21, 2009 10:37 PM

            Did you see the recent SMH article about Wellstone's in Willoughby?

            They supply the fish for Tetsuya's and Jurin among a few others. Not bad company to keep. :)


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              gdaysydneysider RE: BinarySmurf May 17, 2009 09:53 PM

              totally agree, Ju Rin is great value and quality

          2. teacup RE: LJP123 Mar 24, 2009 09:30 PM

            I go to Sushi Suma (Cleveland Street, Surry Hills) once a month. I'd recommend heading there with a mate and ordering the combination Sushi and Sashimi. They are extremely generous with their servings and fabulously fresh! Be prepared to wait (upstairs) and you can byo wine/beer too.

            For a more plush (and kitsch!) sushi experience, I like the new Sushi Choo in the Ivy Complex, George Street: http://www.merivale.com/#/ivy/sushichoo menu. They have a good 'rails' (sushi train) sushi menu, but i love their sashimi pizza and miso cod..

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              45rpm RE: LJP123 Apr 10, 2009 01:11 AM

              Makoto - they also own a few other restaurants, but this one on Pitt st is great. Always has lines. Japanese owned.

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                stephenlg RE: 45rpm Apr 13, 2009 12:34 AM

                I would try FishFace in Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst

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                  Blacken RE: 45rpm Jun 25, 2009 01:55 AM

                  Hmmm I think I second thi sone. The one I am thinking of is at the bottom of the world square complex. Always alot of people lining up when it opens. There is also another quite good one 5 or so blocks south from there with a very large fish tank in the middle - near the theatere and past the tram lines..

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                  anarcist RE: LJP123 May 2, 2009 06:16 PM

                  Sydney not so good for sushi.

                  My pick is the sushi bar at Kabuki Shoroku on Clarence St.
                  I also like the sushi bar at the Sydney Fish Market.

                  Satsuma in Chinatown and Monkey Magic in Surry Hills don't focus on sushi, but are some good options among the newer restaurants.

                  People have already mentioned Yoshii and Azuma, they are very good...
                  Busshari and Makoto are also good.

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                    MaestroSid RE: LJP123 May 9, 2009 04:43 AM

                    Uchi Lounge in Surry Hills is really good. And Wasavie in Paddington is well worth checking out as well, as is Toko in Paddington (also has branch in Surry Hills). Best of all possibly is Goemon in Mosman - this is a real find. And if you're wanting to splash out then you should definitely check out out Yoshii or Azuma in the city. Yoshii's the best Japanese restaurant in Sydney. And I'd echo earlier comments for Fish Face, sushi-e and Sushi Choo.

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                      klyeoh RE: MaestroSid May 9, 2009 06:31 PM

                      I'd second both Yoshii and Azuma.

                      115 Harrington St, The Rocks, New South Wales 2000, AU

                      Azuma Japanese Restaurant
                      2 Chifley Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, AU

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                      LJP123 RE: LJP123 May 18, 2009 12:11 AM

                      Thank you all so much for all of your suggestions! I've been to Sushi - e and Sushi choo and I am planning on visiting a few more places before I leave so keep the suggestions coming!

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                        CVR RE: LJP123 Jun 16, 2009 04:04 PM

                        Sushi-e and Sushi Choo are incredible. These are my personal faves for Sushi in Sydney Town: http://www.nextstop.com/guide/qi49lJ8...

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                          anarcist RE: LJP123 Jun 25, 2009 03:42 AM

                          In addition to Kabuki Shoroku and Sydney Fish Market (which I mentioned earlier), I also would like to mention Shiki at The Rocks.

                          really good.

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                          Onara RE: LJP123 Jul 4, 2009 02:06 PM

                          I'd agree with Yoshii, Ju-Rin & Sushi Suma

                          And also add Sakana-ya, in Crows Nest (about 50 metres from Ju-Rin, on the same block)

                          And also Sushi Counter (in Crows Nest, on Willoughby Rd)

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                            rarerollingobject RE: LJP123 Jul 4, 2009 04:11 PM

                            Agree with Makoto, Yoshii and Azuma but my personal favourite is Tsukasa in East Sydney. Really fresh, generous servings and a great atmosphere. Yoshii and Azuma are more elegant and high end but Tsukasa is better value for money, IMO.

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                              janginchina RE: LJP123 Dec 27, 2009 04:23 PM

                              Toko and Monkey Magic are OK but they seem to be places where you go to be seen, rather than to eat quality sushi and sashimi. They're pretty pricey too.
                              Busshari in Potts Point is also a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. It's more authentic.
                              The best for quality and value for money though is not that far from Busshari on Victoria St in Darlinghurst side. It's called Zushi. I like it cos to me it's the perfect bridge between the cheap and nasty sushi trains (everywhere in Sydney!) and the really expensive joints like Yoshii, Sushi-e and Azuma. The sashimi is really really fresh, and an average meal there will cost you about $40-$50pp (including drinks) which I think is great value for Jap. They're BYO too! I think the website is www.zushi.com.au
                              Hope this helps.

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