Rice. Seaweed. Vegetables. Fish. Soy sauce. On their own, these ingredients seem almost dull, but roll them together (leave this to the pro's) and you have a tasty, nutritious meal that we just can't get enough of. Whether you love your sushi with a modern flare, riding around on a conveyer belt, or plain and simple with side of soy sauce in a little fish bottle, we have a round up of Sydney's best sushi spots—wasabi not included.
Sake Restauarnt & Bar | The Rocks
A Sydney dining institution, Saké Restaurant & Bar attracts fine diners and business-lunchers alike, all on the hunt for the best sushi in Sydney. Shaun Presland's Japanese-honed skills are lapped up by Sydney-siders who repeatedly return for Sake's mix of authentic Japanese cuisine with modern sushi, coupled with the sleek, contemporary interior—Sake cements its name as a one of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney.
Toko Restaurant and Bar | Surry Hills
Impeccable interiors and authentic, elegant Japanese fare make Toko a tried and true Sydney sushi favourite. Nestled among the many eateries along Crown St in Surry Hills, Toko takes your sushi (and Japanese dining experience) to the next level, as the open kitchen makes for entertaining dining, and the food speaks for itself—the sushi is definitely some of Sydney's best.
Zushi | Surry Hills
For those sushi-hungry Surry Hillians who aren't up for the fine dining of Toko—fear not! Zushi is here to fulfill you casual dining needs. With a modern design and simple, tried-and-tested dishes at affordable prices, Zushi is proving itself to be a reliable way to get your daily sushi fix in the heart of Sydney's inner city.
Makoto | Chatswood
For a traditional sushi-train experience, Makoto delivers. With a wide range of sushi options, and a bonus list of extra options prepared in the upstairs kitchen, Makoto offers a quick dine-in or take away sushi train experience, which is as delicious as it is speedy.
Yoshii | The Rocks
Don't simply enjoy a quick sushi roll; savour the experience at Yoshii, with a Sashimi and Sushi or Sushi Omakase Course. Complete with seasonal specials, miso soup, and a variety of some of the best sushi rolls in Sydney, this is surely one of the best ways to combine your love of elegant, fine dining with your love of sushi.
Sushi e | CBD
Whether you come for the sushi, the inventive cocktails, or the creative plating, Sushi e in Sydney's Establishment Hotel has something for everyone. With an extensive menu showcasing creative and modern interpretations of the freshest produce, Sushi e stays loyal to its namesake, with a wide selection of sushi options—perfect for after work dinner and drinks in Sydney.
Raw Bar | Bondi Beach
With stellar ocean views, a relaxed atmosphere, and a sumptuous selection of fresh sushi, Raw Bar delivers in every sense. Pull up a chair (or wait in line, as they don't take bookings), or take your meal away to enjoy on the beach and feel the sea breeze as you (and every other Bondi local) flock to this quintessential Sydney seaside sushi spectacle (try saying that 5 times fast!). BYO hipster jeans.
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