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7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
12:00 pm - 2:30 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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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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119 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Stopped in for dinner to this small Japanese spot in the Rocks. Really good food, big portions and a family atmosphere. Would recommend a booking as it is very small.

Thank lloyd s
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We made a booking for 7pm and we arrived at 715pm. It was packed to the roof. So glad we reserved our table. By this time, sukiyaki was out of stock. We observed that 2 out of 3 tables had at least 1 sukiyaki. I was bummed as that's my favourite dish. We ordered other dishes and they didn't disappoint... More 

Thank eateateatnomnomnom
Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Nakashima offers a variety of lunch bento boxes to pick from - the bento boxes includes your choice of mains (eg Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Fish, Pork Maki etc ), miso soup, sashimi, sushi... and some fried items. The price for each bento box averages $18.50. Good value for a nice lunch - you will be full. Go on a Friday... More 

Thank Sassychix
Cairns, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Was worth the walk - a sunny day in Sydney - this was a great place to park for an hour. chow on a bento with a Kirin followed by a Sake to boot. food was great service was swift . Next time in the Big city I'll be visiting again

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Hidden in a pedestrianised lane, Nakashima is one of The Rocks’ best kept dining secrets. I have been going for lunch at Nakashima for over 10 years, but haven't been in a long while. Its still the best Teriyaki chicken ever that I have had. Yes, its small & if you don't know where it is, you may not be... More 

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Pottsville, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016

A friend booked and gave us the address. The hotel concierge couldn't locate Cambridge St on computer maps and the cabbie couldn't find it. Eventually we waited at a hotel we thought might be close and our friend came looking for us. Worth looking for, though, as the food and service was excellent and quite inexpensive.

Thank Lorraine C
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We dined here tonight and even though we had a small order the service was good and the food was fresh, well presented and tasty.

Thank SimonNS

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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