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Mar 20, 2009 05:00 PM

Sushi in Sydney

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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  1. 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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    1. re: thetron

      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.

      1. re: kmh

        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. 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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      1. re: SydneyButton

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

        1. re: SydneyButton

          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. :)

          1. re: BinarySmurf

            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. :)


            1. re: BinarySmurf

              totally agree, Ju Rin is great value and quality

          2. 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: menu. They have a good 'rails' (sushi train) sushi menu, but i love their sashimi pizza and miso cod..

            1. 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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              1. re: 45rpm

                I would try FishFace in Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst

                1. re: 45rpm

                  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..

                2. 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.