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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
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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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  • 15
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Way better then I expected

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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The Entrance, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice food, slow bringing it out - we ordered the BBQ so your effectively cooking it yourself so should come out quickly.?? Won't let you order the same thing on the BBQ menu twice....strange rule.!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Make sure you order the wagyu. It's worth the price. Overall it is not too expensive for what you get. We went back twice in a week. Should definitely try!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food is fresh. Must try beef tongue. Staff is also very helpful and respond really quick. certainly will go again.

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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, Sushi
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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