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Hamachi-Ya Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
City West
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261 Harris St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9566 2866
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I always wanting to go to this restaurant after they advertised for new menu. So last night went there for dinner as Friday night noticed was busy but only 2 waitresses. No Japanese style greeting (know they are Korean) order foods sushi sashimi it was ok. For main I ordered Tokyo ramen and my partner ordered pork tonkutsu don, his... More 

Thank Suwannapat K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

For 10 years, this little gem has been our family favourite. Not any more. The new owners have totally ruined the food. The portions are way smaller, our favourite meals have changed, the ingredients are very poor. What a shame. The tempura was disgusting. The udon noodles are no longer actual udon noodles - but some other thin (cheaper) variety.... More 

Thank fabioburesti
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Very fresh sushi (thanks to local Sydney fish market). Donburi lunches are just right. Tempura is delightfully light and good size servings. Great service.

Thank Tom O
Newcastle, Australia
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The sushi was fresh. The portions were large and we found it to be cheap. The service was great. Very fast service. Not the most romantic setting but worth the visit

Thank Jodi R
Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I had the "vegetarian" box and I was curious about one of the contained items - agadashi as it had weird scaly trimmings covering all the tofu but the waitress advised me that it was just tofu upon ordering. I didn't find out until I got home and did some researching that agadashi is served with Benito flakes aka fish.... More 

Thank La-vie-en-rose-tn
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Quick duck in for a light dinner, food was nice - not very large portions but lovely nonetheless. Atmosphere very casual.

Thank 269mlm
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Went to Hamachi-ya with my friends and ordered a bento box. It was delicious and had lots of variety. Reasonable price for their food.

Thank mrphii
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Three of us went to Hamachi-Ya for dinner last night and enjoyed it immensely. The food was wonderful, and very large portions, and the service was excellent. A great restaurant to visit for a taste of Japan in very relaxed surroundings.

Thank Peter C
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I can't resist a Bento box, tastes of everything. This box with eel was awesome...I had trouble finishing it. My partner had a sushi & soba noodle soup combo which looked just as good. We'll be back again. Great place for mid week dinner.

Thank Julie O
Paris, France
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2015

This small Japanese restaurant is located right next to the 1888 Hotel where I was staying in Sydney. They provide a good array of options both to eat-in and to take-away. The sushi I had was very good (and the fish very fresh). Service was efficient and I received my order very quickly.

Thank Florian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Harris St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West
  • Neighborhood: City West
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9566 2866

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