We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nakashima

7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
9241-1364
Improve this listing
Ranked #62 of 5,185 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
    27
    11
    2
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Caloundra, Australia
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

It was refreshing to be seated at a restaurant with staff that really wanted to be there. You could just tell they were proud of their restaurant, and so they should be. The service is quick, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I was not sure about the size of the meal I wanted, and the staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A small restuarant in the back streets. Menu has lots to choose from and is priced well. Food is very tasty. Definately try the eggplant.!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nakashima is a hidden gem japanese resto in Sydney! It's a busy little restaurant hidden in the laneway. I came to Nakashima for dinner with 5 other friends. The resto is quite small and not very appealing in terms of decoration, just a small casual Japanese restaurant. We ordered miso soup, pork maki, sukiyaki, wafuu steak, teriyaki chicken + steamed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Barneveld, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Today already the second time with Nakashima, it is small not a really appealing exterior, but they have a terras and good food offering very good value for their money. This is a hidden Gem We were there with some colleagues, if you want to invite your customer I would recommend another restaurant to inmpress them, but if you know... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Went here on a Friday night, recommend you book as diners without bookings were turned away. The menu isn't as extensive as some Japanese places, and it is a very unassuming place without much in the way of decoration and is quite small, seating maybe 40 diners in total. However, don't be put off by that. The food is very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I would recommend making a booking, as this place is very popular. We visited on a Saturday night. We were lucky to get a nice table in the outside courtyard. Great location, in the Rocks and the service was attentive and friendly. We ordered warm sake (which comes in two sizes). We started with Beef Tataki and Prawn Parcels (on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We've eaten at this off the beaten track family run Japanese several times, and it never disappoints. Eating outside but under cover in the Sydney summer is wonderful, and the personal and friendly service is a treat. Starting with a complimentary wine or sake, the experience is deeply satisfying. We had a series of delicious entrees rather than a main,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Hidden in a sneaky alleyway of Argyle St, I'm glad I was pointed toward Nakashima by a friend. Complimentary drink on arrival, followed by a huge variety of entrées and some solid mains. The special wagyu dish was particularly delicious. Service was excellent, very accommodating without being overbearing. Quaint little restaurant in the heart of The Rocks, good for something... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What this place may lack in decor it more than makes up in food quality and price. We especially liked the pork maki, sukiyaki, crab salad and vinegar fried chicken. Dinner for two with drinks was under $100. Hard to beat that anywhere!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I felt like I was back in Japan, as this small place in an alley-like street in the Rocks serves great food. Half of the space is under a tent, where I enjoyed three meals. It got interesting in the rain. Staff are great, and the restaurant seems to be quite popular. It was open on week days when I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Nakashima also viewed

 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Nakashima? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Nakashima, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing