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7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good price! Chicken cutlet here is better than that in Tokyo. Great Japanese staff too.

Thank Yosuke F
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking by we noticed that Nakashima was always packed so we decidet to also eat here one evening. Well we came here twice. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. You can't expect top class Japanese food for this price but it was so good that we came back. If you come early you also get sake free... More 

Thank nota1timetraveller
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant may have a charming setting in a little alleyway, but the food is anything but delightful. I was looking for the delicious freshness that good Japanese food can offer, and a bit of respite from the Sydney summer heat. I got neither. The plate of sushi that I ordered was meagre, inexpertly sliced and of very poor quality.... More 

Thank Di R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife had been here before. We were on our way to The Stone Roses concert at the Opera House and with the chaotic travel mess that was Sydney last night, we opted for something quick and easy. The entrees were delicious and the mains were sublime. I'm just really going to have to update my chopsticks skills The restaurant... More 

Thank Gaigin
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends of our son. It was great for lunch. We both had bento boxes-mine was pork and my wife's was chicken teriyaki. They were tasty as were the accompaniments-the miso soup, salmon sushi, rice etc. great value, especially as it's in the Rocks.

Thank BigKevTravels
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I first stumbled on this place about 5 years ago and introduced many friends to it. They all loved it - cheap as chips, fresh, simple and hidden. In the past 2 visits things have deteriorated. Last visit was stringy sashimi that was barely chewable. We gave it another shot today. A shrunken menu, chewable but very thick slabs of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Came with 3 adults and 4 children and we ate outside. The restaurant is hidden but is really good value and we all loved the food including the children. We will be back!

Thank bugsybella
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Nakashima for years. It's essentially a little marquee that straddles a tiny building interior on a little back street (pedestrianised and very quiet and historic) in The Rocks. I love it. There are 8 or so tables outside under the marquee and much the same inside. Japanese staff that often have minimal English and just... More 

Thank CClifford-Smith
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We have been to Nakashima many times over the years and always try to get there whenever in Sydney. Hadn't been for a few years but had lunch there recently - fantastic food. I had the chicken katsu bento for lunch; very filling and very, very tasty. The gyoza are also great. A must when in Sydney.

Thank greyhound804
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This small Japanese restaurant is in the middle of The Rocks in Sydney, up are small walkway. There is a variety of food at good prices, which can be hard to find in this area of Sydney. Food is standard fast food Japanese. Staff were excellent, helpful and friendly.

Thank wwt56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: 9241-1364

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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