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Waqu

308 Pacific HWY, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
(02) 9906 7736
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Ranked #4 of 132 restaurants in Crows Nest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $33
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Third time in the fine dining part of the restaurant and as always it was excellent. It is contemporary cuisine in a Japanese style. Only degustation menu . We chose the 6 courses menu for 59$ (discount 10$ on Sunday night) and added some excellent rock oysters to start. The dishes are small but filling as the main ingredient of... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Have been to this restaurant recently for wife birthday celebration. The entire dining experience was pleasant. Food was excellent as it was the first time we tried Fusion. The serving portion was small for me and the beef I had was smaller in size compared to my wife. The waiting staff is reurgating the ingredient of each dish served.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been to Waqu many times over the years, whenever we feel like treating ourselves to a fancy meal that is good value, enjoying their set degustation style menu. It is an attractive, modern style restaurant and the service is always top notch. This last visit, we decided to try their Kappo dining menu, which they describe as Japanese... More

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I liked the meal & service here. Good modern Japanese style Tapas at a reasonable price I thought. Would like to return soon to see if it still producing good quality food & service.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We used to come here every 2-3 months and always brought guests here. Unfortunately the recent changes are focused more on their business than the customer. Whilst I can understand the temptation to leverage their recent success the poor customer now has to chose between two 'sitting' times - one too early and one too late. You also have to... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Waqu was one of my favourite restaurants. It has had a makeover and the once spacious restaurant is now awkwardly divided into two. We opted for the 'fine dining' area which was at the back. The six course menu is disappointing. Instead of each course being explained it was merely dumped in front of us. The lamb cutlet was fatty... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The restaurant is located in Crows Nest. We alway go there for special occasions and every time we are very happy with the food and the service. I strongly recommend it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I cashed in some flybuy points and purchased a Good Food giftcard and was keen to find a great Japanese restaurant in Sydney whilst we were holidaying. We checked the restaurants available to use the card at and found Waqu. Two styles of dining and a number of set menu degustation offerings...we booked online which was super convenient. We chose... More

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I cannot tell you how many times I have been to Waqu because i've been that many times. It is my favourite place in Sydney to eat. You cannot beat a set menu that has exceptional taste sensations for a great price and matching wines. They are always accommodating for allergies and food concerns and are happy to swap and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Waqu is a delightful modern Japanese restaurant. The degustation menu is varied and surprising, each course full of taste sensations and visual excitement. The presentation is exquisite. There is a matching wine for each course, starting with a sublime Sake. An evening at Waqu is memorable for its quality of food, service and attention to detail. A really special occasion!

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