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“A little pricey but worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Corner Argyle & Harrington Streets The Rocks NSW, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9252 2431
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Ranked #879 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $73 - $84
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A little pricey but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Went to this restaurant last night and ended up proving my own first impressions of the place wrong. We were supposed to go to another Japanese restaurant at The Rocks, but when it turned out to be closed on a boring Monday evening, we ended up at Shiki Restaurant. We got there at around 6:30pm which is pretty early for after-work dining enthusiast like me. The restaurant looks nice enough but looks scarily expensive being situated at The Rocks, so I was expecting the touristy price to match the decor as well. After checking out the menu, to wit I was right is on the expensive side, we ordered combination sashimi, seaweed salad, beek tataki and teriyaki salmon trout. My verdict on the food: the sashimi selection were all fresh and tasty, seaweed salad was hefty enough for three people though it could have done with more seaweed, beef tataki was a real winner - thinly sliced raw beef with a white soy sauce as dipping sauce, but the main event was the ocean trout teriyaki which was just divine, It came with a bit of salad, steamed lotus, zucchini and mushrooms on a bed of what i thought might be red beans and a good lashing of beautiful rich teriyaki sauce. We washed this all down with green tea ice cream - nothing special but good just the same. All the food came in extra large white plates and bowls, too big in fact.

Perhaps what was good about Shiki is not just the food but the friendly staff and quick service. The staff delivers the food with a smile and they came in quickly. Bottom line, I was happy with the whole experience, if you have a few dollars to spare and would like a little class with your Japanese dining, I would recommend Shiki.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Somewhere special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This restaurant ticked all the boxes. Great food, friendly service and good location right in the heart of The Rocks. We went while the Vivid Light Festival was on and everywhere was busy and noisy - but while this restaurant was busy, we were lucky enough to get a table by the window and the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. Then came the food, and we realised that we were indeed lucky - it was superb. We started off with the soft shell crab and the crispy prawn tempura entrees and both were excellent; beautifully presented and delicious. Then came the wagu beef on the salted hotstone and the Ocean trout teriaki - both fabulous. This is definitely a restaurant I would like to go back to and I would recommend it highly.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Japanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This restaurant is a MUST!! the food was amazing, the presentation was superb and the staff very helpful and friendly.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“authentic and quality Japanese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Shiki has been operating 28 years so must be doing something well and right. We went for lunch and tables occupied by business people, locals out for lunch plus a few tourists. Well laid out restaurant with sushi bar and separate dining area with plenty of room between tables for easy conversation. Everything we had, sushi, sushimi, tempura, our fish, chicken and beef were all perfectly prepared, presented and delightful. The various lunch box selections are excellent. Not cheap but also not expensive for what you get. Staff service is excellent. Website gives full menu details.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hidden Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Authentic japanese restaurant. We had the snow crab hot pot - minimum 2 portion @ AUD60 each. 2 portion was good for 4 adults. So I think it was alright. My son had the wague beef on the special pink salted hotstone. We enjoyed the food on a cold winter in june. The staff were genuinely nice people and they made you feel at home. I highly recommend this restaurant.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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