Vouchers for Japanese restaurants in Sydney: things to know before you go
Get set to let the good times roll with our deals at Japanese restaurants, but make sure you're in the know before booking a table.
Where will I find Japanese restaurants in Sydney?
Head to Chinatown for the most choice, with top-rated restaurants like Yebisu Bar & Grill, or venture across to the Kings Cross region to find authentic Japanese cuisine.
There's no shortage of Japanese restaurants in Newtown, you'll find Toro, Oishi and Ota-Ya serving up delicious dishes all day long.Whether it's a platter of sushi for lunch in the centre or a BBQ bonanza for a special occasion out in the suburbs, with japanese restaurants from Parramatta to Camberwell, there's a wide selection across the city.
What types of foods are served in Japanese restaurants?
Chopsticks to the ready, Japanese cuisine is one of the most varied, with anything from light bites to filling noodle meals. These are some of the best-known dishes you can order at Japanese restaurants:
- Sushi: Arguably the most famous Japanese food, sushi is sliced with fresh fish and sticky rice served in a huge variety of ways. Sushi is the ultimate on-the-go food, with vegetarian and vegan options regularly available.
- Yakitori: Japanese for chicken skewers, these are bite size pieces of chicken made from every part of the animal – including the liver and heart. Succulent and full of flavour, you'll be craving this dish for days after.
- Udon: A chewy noodle dish that can be customised with a variety of toppings and served hot or cold.
- Miso Soup: Served with almost any traditional Japanese meal on the side, it's made from stock and miso bean paste, delivering a real savoury taste.
Where is the best Japanese restaurant in Sydney?
From katsu to karaage, Sydney is serving up some of the best Japanese dishes around. But before you make the most of any of our Japanese restaurant deals, consider some of the best places first:
- The Rocks Teppanyaki is top-rated by our customers for its award-winning Wagyu beef and laid back atmosphere. With a mouth-watering menu, this will be your new favourite spot to enjoy the cuisine.
- Umi Sushi Express will give you the full Tokyo experience, with a pan-Asian style menu to drool over that places sushi desserts and soup as the highlights.
- Cho Cho San is modern Japanese at its finest. They serve up steaming buns and fresh sashimi amongst Insta-worthy interiors.
- Daruma is a hidden gem with belly-warming curries for as little as $10. They're so low key they don't have a website, but you'll find it nestled away in Haymarket.
- Gogyo was started by a chef now known as the ‘Ramen King', so it's no surprise that's the speciality dish here. Enjoy contemporary small dishes to sit alongside it.
How does Japanese food taste?
Japanese food has a very distinct flavour so good it was given its own name - Umami. You'll know this already if you're a you're a foodie, as the word is used around the world to describe foods rich in savoury flavour.
Less is more when it comes to Japanese cooking. You'll find dishes with simple ingredients, mainly garlic chilli and oil, accompanied with lots of condiments like soy sauce. Pickled vegetables and broth make a regular appearance, as well as raw fish and deep fried batter.