Sydney’s Best Sushi

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 29 May 2023

From hidden alleyways to bustling neighbourhoods, we’ve scoured every nook and cranny to bring you a list that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Buckle up, bring your chopsticks, and prepare for a sushi adventure like no other. 

Kazan Dining, Martin Place

When you craving fresh nigiri, umami-rich flavours like miso or hibachi grilled meats, we highly recommend a visit to Kazan Dining. Located inside the brand new 25 Martin Place dining precinct, the restaurant itself has a dark and mysterious feel. The roof is the focal point boasting a traditional Japanese woodworking technique called Kumiko, for a truly authentic Japanese feel.

Sydney's Best Sushi
Ora, Waterloo

Boasting a traditional omakase experience, modern Japanese dining and a late-night lounge with DJs every weekend, settle in for an evening of dining and drinking across three distinct offerings. Executive Chef Nobuyuki Ura (known for putting sushi e on the map and giving it hatted status) is plating up Sukiyaki Wagyu Beef Rolls from the sushi section, featuring thinly sliced, premium grade wagyu and an umami-rich sukiyaki sauce, plus a chef’s selection of fresh nigiri which brings a more traditional array of fresh seafood to the table.

Saké Restaurant & Bar (locations in The Rocks, Double Bay and Manly)

With 4 venues across Sydney pulling in hundreds of diners each day, Saké has earned sushi institution status. Picture this: cosy booths, bustling bars, a wall filled with sake barrels, and a fish counter that’s literally lit. Get ready for a wild ride of non-traditional Japanese food that’s totally elevated. Treat yourself to super-fresh, sustainable seafood like Bluefin Tuna and Kingfish, or indulge in the signature selection of maki rolls. It’s a culinary spectacle where open kitchens and sushi counters steal the show, and you can sit right at the counter, witnessing sushi masters creating edible art. Buckle up for a thrilling dining experience!

Sydney's Best Sushi
Sokyo, Pyrmont 

Experience the pinnacle of sushi dining in Sydney at Sokyo. This exceptional restaurant sets itself apart with its elegant ambience, stylish bar, alluring dining area, and avant-garde, flavour-packed cuisine. Sit at the sushi bar, where solo diners and enthusiasts can marvel at the chefs’ magical creations. Indulge in traditional nigiri and sashimi, as well as daring and imaginative dishes that push the boundaries of sushi. Sokyo’s dedication to both tradition and innovation makes it a must-visit for sushi lovers seeking an extraordinary culinary adventure in Sydney.

Nobu, Barangaroo 

Uncover the hidden gem of Barangaroo’s sushi scene at Nobu, nestled within the glamorous Crown Sydney tower in Barangaroo. This iconic restaurant, conceived by legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa, brings the finest Japanese fine dining experience to the city. Indulge in signature dishes such as the renowned black cod miso and yellowtail jalapeño, while also savouring innovative creations like pan-fried scallops with yuzu truffle and lobster tempura with tamari honey. Nobu Sydney presents a menu divided into “Nobu Classic” and “Nobu Now,” offering a perfect blend of timeless favourites and exciting culinary explorations. Prepare for an unforgettable sushi adventure at Nobu Sydney. 

Toko, CBD 

Embark on a sushi journey like no other at the expansive new CBD location, expertly designed by architect Matt Darwon, who also crafted the original Surry Hills location. This culinary haven boasts a 16-person private dining room, a captivating robata grill, and a sushi bar that doubles as an omakase experience. Sit at the sushi counter and witness the artistry unfold in the well-lit ambience. The omakase, showcasing the chef’s daily fish selection, presents a visually stunning display of the finest seafood available. With line-caught fish delivered fresh every day, prepare to savour some of the most exceptional sashimi in Sydney.

Sydney's Best Sushi

Sunset Sabi, Manly

Experience the essence of Manly at Sunset Sabi, brought to you by the creators of Manly’s Chica Bonita. This vibrant venue offers a share-style izakaya dining experience that breaks free from conventional norms. The menu showcases modern Japanese cuisine, emphasizing quality ingredients and surprising flavour fusions. Each dish is a delightful combination of clean, fresh, and mouthwatering flavours. Indulge in the exquisite salmon sashimi topped with a tantalizing jalapeño cream, accompanied by crisp white onion, juicy tomato, and fragrant baby shiso. Don’t miss the thinly sliced seared tuna adorned with garlic chips and bathed in a luscious ponzu sauce. 

Raw Bar, Bondi

Situated along the picturesque waterfront, this sleek and stylish sushi bar has become a beloved destination for Bondi locals seeking a delightful and light evening meal. An acclaimed Japanese restaurant renowned for its delectable sushi and sashimi, flavorful dinner bento boxes, and exquisite teriyaki dishes, Raw Bar’s mouthwatering share menu gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of tantalising options. 

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Zushi, (Multiple locations: Barangaroo, Surry Hills) 

Unveiling its latest addition in Barangaroo, Zushi has become a household name among sushi enthusiasts in Sydney. With acclaimed restaurants already established in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, Zushi has consistently garnered voters’ choice awards and attracts a devoted following. Their sleek new Japanese joint continues their tradition of blending innovation and authenticity in modern Japanese cuisine. From speciality sushi and sashimi to a delightful array of share plates inspired by Izakaya culture, Zushi offers a harmonious balance of flavours and textures.