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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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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

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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
Degustation or Kappo?

We saw and entered this restaurant on their first week of trading and was a bit hesitant about the Japanese degustation. But after we had the first dinner it was very impressive and got hooked. We make it a point to go and check their season menu - they change every season. Then 1 year ago when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
luvgoodthingsinlife
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We saw and entered this restaurant on their first week of trading and was a bit hesitant about the Japanese degustation. But after we had the first dinner it was very impressive and got hooked. We make it a point to go and check their season menu - they change every season. Then 1 year ago when Kappo dining was... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten at Waqu at least 8 times over the pas 2-3 years. Their menu is seasonal so it's good to try all 4 seasons. The service is impecable, the food presentation is beautiful and the food is absolutely delicious. I would totally recommend it.

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I hadn’t been to WAQU for nearly 3 years and since that last visit they have refurbished and introduced a less formal dining area. We chose the fine dining option (6 courses). At $69 per head and $10 per head for our bottle of wine, it isn’t somewhere you would go weekly, but it is certainly worth a visit for... More 

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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

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?