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Waqu

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308 Pacific HWY, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
(02) 9906 7736
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent meal, service and atmosphere

Waqu does a fabulous degustation meal. It's great value - whilst not the price of the top restaurants, the quality is excellent and the presentation is beautiful. We went as a group of 8 and enjoyed our meal immensely. Definitely a place to return to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Bronwyn E
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Waqu does a fabulous degustation meal. It's great value - whilst not the price of the top restaurants, the quality is excellent and the presentation is beautiful. We went as a group of 8 and enjoyed our meal immensely. Definitely a place to return to.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been here few times and always walk away with a great experience. The price is fair and the food is great. Sit back and enjoy the degustation.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our meeting anniversary at the restaurant recently. We booked a table for their degustation menu. 5 courses plus oysters. I must say we were initially sceptical with the portion of the courses against the price. To our surprised we were full by the end of the night. The ingredients were fresh and menu was creative.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a dinner here with my wife and we left very happy and satisfied with both food and service. Kingfish carpaccio was absolutely amazing, wagyu beef simply perfect! Pricey, but well matched by the quality food. Would be happy to come back!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited Waqu last night, a spur of the moment decision. 8 course Degustation with matching wines! Absolutely amazing food! Extremely well presented, amazing flavours and a great run down of every dish, the origin and the flavours involved! Alot of time and thought has been put into their degustation menu! The matching wines were equally amazing! Never before have i... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What at a place, great building perfect service and the most important part. ..the food. The food was just amazing and thought the waygu steak costs $100 it actually feeds 2 people and more importantly is the best steak we ever had

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We has the set menu and was most impressed with the service, delivery, presentation and absolutely delightful; meal cooked to perfection! It'll now be our regular must go if we're going Japanese.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were searching for a restaurant in Crows Nest and came across Waqu and decided to give it a try. We had the three course menu - the middle course tomato x tomato x tomato was the standout one for me, the starter consists of soup with bread and the main was wagyu sirloin, which was cooked to perfection. Would... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have dined at Waqu twice in the last month and have been extremely impressed on both occasions. First time was fine dining and second time was Kappo, the Japanese equivalent of tapas. Either way the food was superb and the service very good. The wagu dishes were very, very good. And with prices much less than anything in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

One of the better Japanese cuisines we have tasted. It is a bit above the average Japanese restaurant in quality and menu selection. Individual plates are available if that is desired as in Tapas style. The food is delicate and flavoursome with subtle tastes in each dish. We had the five course set menu and the Flank Wagu beef steak.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Pacific HWY, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: (02) 9906 7736

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?