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Suminoya

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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Goos but not the same without charcoal

I took my brother to Suminoya while he was visiting Sydney. We had a great meal there the previous time he visited. I was disappointed to hear that they no longer had charcoal when I made the booking but decided to go anyway. We got there early and opted for the premium buffet. We xould not get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
klkh2002
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Delicious Japanese food in a hidden alley off of Pitt St Sydney! Get the Premium Buffet fot $55 but make sure you have an appetite because that 90 minutes will fly fast! Wagyu beef loin, ox tongue, squid, pork ribs were what we had most of!

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Thank Erik D
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I took my brother to Suminoya while he was visiting Sydney. We had a great meal there the previous time he visited. I was disappointed to hear that they no longer had charcoal when I made the booking but decided to go anyway. We got there early and opted for the premium buffet. We xould not get over how fast... More 

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Thank klkh2002
Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Suminoya was my favorite Japanese barbecue in town. The meat they use are always the top quality ones and marinated beautifully. The charcoal fire enhanced the flavor by given the extra smoking touch. However, they changed the charcoal barbecue to gas recently. It still nice but not as good as the charcoal barbecue for sure.

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2 Thank JenT5212
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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Thank Stephanie N
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Thank zohei
Sydney
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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Thank MissMicha
The Entrance, Australia
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Marco8Polo
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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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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (02) 9231 2177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
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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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.