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

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
extremely disappointing experience

It was very disappointing overall. Dined at this place on Friday, 13 February 2015. I had read positive reviews of this restaurant being an award winning dining experience. Considering the price per person, I would have expected to receive exceptional food and service. We had to return 3 dishes... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
VinPirr
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was very disappointing overall. Dined at this place on Friday, 13 February 2015. I had read positive reviews of this restaurant being an award winning dining experience. Considering the price per person, I would have expected to receive exceptional food and service. We had to return 3 dishes to the chef, as they were not cook to our request.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We came at 8.45, we had to Wait for other people to come before we started... And that was at 9:30... Food was not cooked too well. Our seafood was overlooked (lobster and prawns). The only thing that we enjoyed was the sorbet.. Which was meant to clean our palate. The whole course was a big dissapointment. If you want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

you are in Australia , Sydney what do you expect . ..average .. if you have Teppanyaki in Asia before ... this will even be 2/10 type

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything that could be wrong about a RESTUARANT is summed up in this place. The food was overcooked and poor, no atmosphere, the service appalling, they just wanted to get us out. Do not expect any of the things you usually get at a proper Teppanyaki RESTUARANT. The place to take somebody you hate!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We bought a $79.00 Deal.com.au voucher. What a great buy. The food was fresh and fabulous. The staff were very polite and very helpful. Lobster, crab, beef yum. Definitely going back!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a 8:30pm booking Arrived at 8:15 so we ordered drinks while we waited. They came at 8:50 We were seated at 9:20 No service for extra drinks while we waited Chef came at 9:50pm (not really acceptable for an 8:30 booking) Food was pretty good (not the best teppenyaki) but service was poor and almost non existent Seemed very... More 

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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We took some European visitors here for a birthday dinner this week. We purchased the 11 course Wagu special on Groupon for the 4 of us. It is a busy restaurant so would make sure you book your dinner in at lease a week in advance so you get the time you want. After starting with some drinks in the... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were treated to this meal by my son and have never eaten anything like this before. We had no idea at all what to expect but we were offered so many courses! The first course was a really fresh scallop. The chef spent ages preparing and cooking some oil and seasoning and simply poured a little on the scallop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food was good but the service was poor. 20 minutes before the drink we asked for was served. The champagne on the wine list was not available. Did they have to go to the local store to get some? At the end of the evening they tried to substitute a creme brûlée for crepe suzette, presumably because the chef... More 

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Sydney
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Dined here recently and whilst the food was well prepared and cooked, I can't say much for the service. For $160/head, we had to "self-serve" our dishes by handing out the dishes to the rest of the dining party like a conveyor belt. Sure, you might be served scallops, salmon sashimi salad, lobster tail and wagyu beef, but for the... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: (02) 9250 6020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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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