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Level Ground, 1 Hosking Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9231 2177
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A bit pricey but worth it

I've been here a few times now and I always go for the Premium Buffet. This entitles you to all-you-can-eat sashimi and the better cuts of meat, as well as the usual buffet menu. At $55 p.p. (price as at our last visit) it is more expensive than some other places and 1.5 hours may not be enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
MissMicha
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Sydney
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

People rave about this place but I do not understand why. The venue is small and the crowd on Friday night was very rowdy. The service staff were not very friendly and their English was limited. It's basically a DIY meat buffet. Their plates and cuts of meat are miniature so if you're expecting to eat an entire cow, you... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Yes, a bit pricey, but the food quality and variety were very good. We were all satisfied with the selection of beef and how it was seasoned. Several seafood selections, rice dishes, sashimi and dessert were also good. Most of the waiter/waitress are Japanese, so you can be sure of getting decent service. If you like good tasting beef instead... More 

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Sydney
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've been here a few times now and I always go for the Premium Buffet. This entitles you to all-you-can-eat sashimi and the better cuts of meat, as well as the usual buffet menu. At $55 p.p. (price as at our last visit) it is more expensive than some other places and 1.5 hours may not be enough time for... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'm honestly not much of a Japanese food fan, so was not too excited when the wife wanted to come here. I was genuinely surprised as to how good the bbq was. Finely slice beef and pork of very high quality cooked over charcoal at the perfect heat at our very own table. The price was reasonable too, I think... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tbh I do not usually like Japanese food but the food here was amazing and delicious! Also a lot of fun in a group. We had saki which was chilled and refreshing. . Highly recommend if you are a meat eater.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have enjoyed Suminoya many many many times, with family, with good friends, with colleagues and with businesses acquaintances and every visit is an absolute joy. Over the years in my view it just gets better and better. I don't live in Sydney and it can be a long time between visits but I'm always greeted with a genuinely warm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is my favourite BBQ restaurant in Sydney, a lot selection of Wagyu, Seafood, Rice Bowl, Soup, Sides, etc and Sashimi with extra cost. The wagyu its fantastic, worth the price and really recommended to come if you have a party or something like that. Better make a booking 1 day before because sometimes its always full.

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place always reminds me of the yakinuki places I visited in Japan - it is pretty close to the real deal. Basically a self cook BBQ on your table - been here a few times and never disappointed - but make a booking as it fills up fast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

we've been coming here for several times. And last 2 visits we had the worst experience ever. The waitress was so bad. We sai we wanted to order but she said 'just a moment' but never came back to us. When we complained to the manager, the manager said 'sorry' but with the worst attitude ever!!! Will not definitely come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is a little gem hidden on a narrow lane off Castlereagh Street. We came here on recommendation from a friend, and were not disappointed! Opting for the buffet, we ate to our heart's content in probably the best BBQ experience I've ever had. The staff were pleasant, despite what seemed like endless ordering from our group. We went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level Ground, 1 Hosking Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9231 2177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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