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Uchi Lounge

15 Brisbane Street | Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9261 3524
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Ranked #1,516 of 5,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2013
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Don't let the exterior fool you. Go in and try their amazing melt in your mouth dishes. There is a calming Zen-like feel inside the restaurant - no fuss polished concrete table and minimalist décor. My husband who normally hates sitting at communal tables, felt strangely comfortable. Although you're sitting close to other people, it feels private and intimate. Then... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

From the moment we arrived I knew we were going to be delighted. The restaurant has one big table of polished concrete - sounds austere but it actually creates a great feeling of being in an authentic Japanese small venue in outer Tokyo! We selected the tasting plate for four of us and were treated to a range of well... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012 via mobile

The chic decor is followed up with clever japanese dishes. It's not cheap but I keep going back . It leaves all the Cheapo Japanese places on surry hills for dead

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I used to live (almost) above this restaurant over five years ago. It always looked a little dark and foreboding from the outside and it's location just off Oxford Street in a dingy side street does not help. However having gone in, just before I moved away, proved the exterior totally wrong to the food. The sushi menu here is... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

After reading the reviews on here, decided to give this place a go on Saturday night. Made a reservation a couple of days in advance. Upon arrival, found out that the table had been given away and had to wait an hour to be told that we had been moved downstairs to the communal area. OK, not the end of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

So turns out Uchi Lounge is a veteran on the Sydney dining scene, but I had not heard of it until Mr T told me his restaurant choice this Tuesday evening (yes, occasionally I do allow others to make a restaurant choice). Uchi Lounge is a modern Japanese Restaurant - Izakaya - Sake & Shochu Bar (try saying that after... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Lovely little restaurant, offering wide variety of Japanese food, and saki. Serving staff very helpful providing recommendations. Options for tasters. Fabulous alternative to standard noodle bars or more busy restaurants. Everything in Sydney seems to start/close super early, so get there earlier rather than later.

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148 reviews 148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

We had the set menu, together with a very special peach and lemon-grass sake - it was fantastic! The food is very tasty and beautifully presented. Each course was absolutely delicious, some highlights included the eggplant and the fantastic sushi (probably the best we ever ate!). The service was wonderful and it was great to eat in such a relaxed... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Stumbled across this restaurant by accident, wow! what a find - the food is authentic with a contemporary twist (including specials every night), great selections for vego's, they have a brilliant range of Sake (including organic), Shochu and imported Japanese beer, the green tea cream and cinnamon brulee is a must, the staff are very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

Awesome modern Japanese cuisine.

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