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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, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Wonderful dining experience

Amazing food, too bad there wasn't any japanese beer on tap. We celebrated my husband birthday here and went for ala carte menu (casual) instead of degustation. Excellent wagyu beef, done to perfection and plated so beautifully like an art piece. We had oysters and sashimi to share. Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
AngelaTeh
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, too bad there wasn't any japanese beer on tap. We celebrated my husband birthday here and went for ala carte menu (casual) instead of degustation. Excellent wagyu beef, done to perfection and plated so beautifully like an art piece. We had oysters and sashimi to share. Definitely a special dining experience...

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Northbridge, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The website says they can help if you have allergies or are vegetarian. I am both. I contacted the restaurant and they were amazing! Nothing was too much trouble, the food was astonishing in the Fine Dining restaurant. We went with friends who had the set menu but kept being blown away by my options which were beautifully presented and... More 

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Sydney
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Having eaten here before and enjoyed the set menu we thought we would try the casual dining area out the front. The meal was quite honestly flawed. Two dishes were quite completely underwhelming. The grilled octopus was rubbery and chewy, and the ten vegetable dish was uninspired raw vegetables with a dip e.g. One heirloom carrot split in half, two... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'd describe this restaurant as being more toward a 'fine dining' style restaurant than a more casual type of place, and the prices reflect this - it's certainly not an "Izakaya". It's not cheap, however prices are not too bad either, on the other hand. Value-wise, I'd say its 'middle of the road'. However, the décor is really pleasant, service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the few fine dining experiences in the north. It is a Japanese fusion, with set menus of delicately balanced vignettes - we chose the six course variant and were assailed by a progression of taste and visual feasts. This experience is highly recommended for the adventurous diner - but be warned that sensitive or picky diners... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have visited Waqu many times and it truly is a dining experience. The staff are very knowledgeable and service is great. The food is beautiful, both in presentation and taste.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had the 8 course degustation menu and enjoyed every morsel Our group had both the wagyu sirloin and roasted lamb. Every dish was cooked to perfection. Best of all were the sauces which were interesting, light and simply divine - parsley puree, black almond puree, eggplant puree cauliflower mousse. The portions were just right for you to enjoy the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On arrival, it started off with a lack of a high chair. The service of the waiter was good, and the food was average for the price. The real kicker came when the owner told us to stop our couple friend's baby from crying. She had been sleeping all throughout the evening and had just woken up. With a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My girlfriend took me here for my birthday dinner. Having heard excellent reviews we were looking forward to a special night of exquisite modern Japanese. We opted for the six course degustation. The mains and the desert were tasty, but didn't fill our staving bellies after waiting up to 40 minutes between dishes! Unfortunately it was one of those degustation... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of the best Japanese meals outside Tokyo. The fine dining set menu offers dietary alternatives which is uncommon. Wine list and sake list is extensive and high quality. Service friendly and impeccable, accomplished Japanese wait staff explain each course as it is served. The addition of a traditional Kappo dining area is a welcome innovation. The same high quality... More 

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Additional Information about Waqu

Address: 308 Pacific HWY, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9906 7736
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
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
Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
Cuisine: 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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