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Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9231 2177
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step 1. Take the iPad out of the holder. Step 2. Push all the buttons you want to select your food. Step 3. Press the PLACE ORDER button. Step 4. EAT! It's that simple. The food is good and comforting, you can over cook it or under cook it to your preference and the sushimi, especially the scallops, is fantastic.... More 

Thank Clean_Cookie
Sydney, Australia
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283 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Pokey little place with chaotic service and confusing menus, but the food is excellent. Seems simple and traditional Japanese.

Thank Nalin W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Located in the CBD. This place is perfect for those who love quality meat buffet and seafood. My friend and I chose the $75pp. You need to book at least 1 day prior to get a table. Nice atmosphere and friendly service as you would expect from a Japanese restaurant.

Thank Ronald C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

For days when you just need to stuff yourself silly. They offer a time limited all you can eat wagyu and sashimi for $60 and $6 more for all you can drink soft drink. Overall the quality is quite good but at a limit 90 minutes you'll find yourself eating like you're a competitive ester. Some great Japanese craft beer... More 

Thank Frank B
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Rude staff, average food quality, premium price with many extra charges and rules. Beware of coming here, you will leave with disappointed.

Thank Aloha T
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Fresh prawns, octopus, sushi and sashimi went down a treat. The wagyu beef was of premium quality and tasted so so good. Stomach is literally grumbling at the thought.

Thank SM0811
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I booked this place for a group dinner as recommended by a colleague. From the moment I made the booking, the experience was not good at all. I rang the restaurant and the person I spoke with was rude and not helpful at all. I thought maybe I was simply taking it seriously and the person on other end, was... More 

Thank Grace B
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went with a friend at this restaurant. It was quite difficult to locate as it was in an alley where there were construction going on. Fortunately we preserve on and found this restaurant. Initially we were turned away as the restaurant is fully booked but later the waiter was very kind and willing to give us a table if we... More 

Thank MaryGoh
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was my 2nd time back at this restaurant and I'm still absolutely in love with it. The beef was excellent, and so were the sashimi and side dishes. The only pet peeve i have with this place was the 1-hour ordering time limit imposed on all customers. IT WAS IMMENSELY STRESSFUL! Despite the food being served quickly, one just... More 

Thank tweien
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Our work went here for a work dinner and got the $60pp deluxe all you can eat. It was good food, good side dishes and ordering process on their tablets was a breeze. We'll be back soon for sure.

Thank Simon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (02) 9231 2177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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