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Rocks Teppanyaki

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176 Cumberland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9250 6020
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
disappointed & would not recommend.

A more welcoming atmosphere would be nice, perhaps some pictures on walls, living plants, the room was bare & unwelcoming, we couldn't feel any air-conditioning, it was 35 outside and hot & stuffy inside with no open windows, very uncomfortable with heat & smoke from the grill. Staff were polite... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ferris l
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Norah, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were taken to this restaurant last night by our daughter and her partner. Firstly we had an 11 course meal which was excellent. but the night did not start as well we arrive at 6pm as per our reservation to find they had moved us to the other restaurant she explained the booking was confirmed earlier... More 

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Thank adrian_y2610
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Half price voucher used. Food was nice. Scallops were fresh. A good lunch. Chef was always smiling and courteous.

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Thank AudyY
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A more welcoming atmosphere would be nice, perhaps some pictures on walls, living plants, the room was bare & unwelcoming, we couldn't feel any air-conditioning, it was 35 outside and hot & stuffy inside with no open windows, very uncomfortable with heat & smoke from the grill. Staff were polite, but occurred as unfriendly & quite serious, our Chef didn't... More 

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Thank ferris l
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as a party of 6 with an open mind despite the feedback I've read. Bruce, who was front of house was accommodating and often checked on us. Yumi San, our chef cooked us a fantastic meal which we all enjoyed. She didn't throw food at us but that's the way I like it. Very pleasant dining experience

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Thank Michael S
Randwick, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I was given a Groupon voucher for this meal as a gift, the validity period was only 6 weeks which I exceeded by 1 week. I pre-cleared this with the restaurant but they made a mess of the booking and did not pre-clear with Groupon. I had to pay again on the night and was told I would be refunded... More 

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Thank Niall H
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Menu is great. Good tasting food but it's not authentic Teppanyaki. There is no throwing of food or fun we expected. Great chefs from different background but not Japanese.

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Thank Grace L
Domodossola, Italy
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Compared to other Teppanyaki places, this one was no fun. The Chef was very unenthusiastic and displayed no talent and played no games with us. The quality of the food was decent, but for the price we paid, definitely not worth it. If you want a fun and engaging Teppanyaki experience, don't go here. The whole atmosphere was boring and... More 

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Thank ValentinaMaia86
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We went as we'd been bought the tasting menu as a gift. I can tell they don't like the people using these vouchers as soon as you present it your arrival and seating is made awkward. We arrived on time for our booking but then sat in a room with another couple waiting 15 minutes for any chef to even... More 

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2 Thank udjamaflip
Shanghai
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We bought the Groupon Voucher Deal for 11-Course Master Kobe Wagyu Degustation. Our lobsters were definitely overcooked, the lobsters looks not fresh, the taste confirmed that. While we share the table with other people, we notice that the chef is not consistent, their lobsters are under-cooked. I have Wagyu Beef in Japan and other restaurant in Sydney. Rocks Teppanyaki is... More 

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2 Thank Kevin_ClubJ
Arcadia, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I decided we wanted to go to a Teppanyaki restaurant, and this one happened to be right next door to our hotel. We got seated upstairs where there was no air conditioner, so they opened one window to try and make up for it...which didn't make that much of a difference. I understand that the chef is... More 

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1 Thank TS4436

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Cumberland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: (02) 9250 6020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.