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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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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
A really lovely evening

I recently enjoyed the 6 course degustation menu at Waqu as my birthday celebration with my partner. We went on a Sunday night and although the other tables were all occupied, the dining room is spacious and the ambience was quiet and pleasant. The food was absolutely delicious from first course to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Janine D
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I recently enjoyed the 6 course degustation menu at Waqu as my birthday celebration with my partner. We went on a Sunday night and although the other tables were all occupied, the dining room is spacious and the ambience was quiet and pleasant. The food was absolutely delicious from first course to last, and the waiter helpfully explained each dish... More 

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Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love Japanese restaurants and Waqu for ticks all the boxes. The atmosphere is traditional Japanese with clean lines and good spacing. A good wine list with an assorted sake menu. I had the 5 course lunch which I enjoyed immensely. The Waygu sirlion was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The service was exceptional. I went there with my stepson who in wheel-bound... More 

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Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We've been to Waqu the year it opened and several times since. On their 10th year in the business, they are still great! Very creative and tasty food. Lactose intolerant patrons and vegetarians have options also. One small comment is that I will lose the foam in the dishes. Was creative a few years ago, but seems out of fashion... More 

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took the 6 course menu, the other options were 8 course or a la carte at the front of the restaurant. The staff are very professionaland the food excellent. Decor is very nice as well. You would pay 2 - 3 times for comparative food at some of the "name" venues. Our dishes inluded kangaroo,tout, octopus, soup. There is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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?