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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Japanese, Cafe, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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All reviews sushi hand rolls salad katsu chicken tempura prawns burger brown rice halloumi byron bay scenic drive japanese menu outdoor seating general store great cafe lovely drive across the road hinterland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu stated: Grilled Eggplant and salad. What I received after I paid, was the thinnest slice of eggplant possible, topped with what can only be described as foul tasting yellow tinged mashed potato (or something similar). The salad had Coriander in it, and no...mention was made of that - they need to remember that there are thousands of people who hate Coriander. After two bites, I took the meal back and said it was inedible and not what was on the menu. I was told "I will tell my boss". I was there for another 3/4 of an hour and no-one came near me. At $19 this was one of the biggest rip-offs I have ever experienced. Perhaps this restaurant could hire a copywriter to write the menu so that you know exactly what you're ordering. Don't waste your time driving all the way to Federal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2020

We came for breakfast, arrived early to try and avoid the crowds. We had seen the long lunch lines so figured it’d be safer to come in the morning. Still very crowded at 8:45 am, but we were prepared to wait, clean our own table,...get our own high chair, etc. And because we managed our expectations on service and wait times, we absolutely enjoyed the experience. You just really have to go in with the mentality that it will take time and you’ll be left a bit to fend for yourself, and it’s totally worth it. The food is delicious and well worth the wait. Definitely give it a try, just not when you’re starving or feeling impatient or needy!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

Zero customer service. Zero customer care. They take your money and then you're on your own. 1.5 hours for 6 takeaway sushi rolls is beyond outrageous. There was no communication and clearly noone managing the place outside of the kitchen. They keep on taking order...after order when they have no capacity to fulfil them - that is a serious breach of trust in food service. It's either arrogance or incompetence. Either way literally don't waste your time!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 12, 2020

The past reviews about no vegan options are now outdated! This place has a few options, and they are delicious! The chia crusted tofu is amazing. Worth the trip from Byron to have lunch here.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

Domo cafe in Federal is well worth the scenic drive . The food is delicious and service friendly and prompt. We ordered the Teriyaki Chicken Salad, Katsu chicken burger, sushi roll & the salmon sashimi salad. All meals were enjoyed and beautifully prepared & fresh....The atmosphere was relaxed and we would definitely be back for lunch again!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

This is an unexpected place - really distinctive, fresh and delicious Japanese food in a tiny little village in the Byron Bay hinterland. Definitely worth a trip. It’s a lovely drive to get there, for one thing. The scenery is beautiful. I had really great...sushi rolls (vegetarian tempura and avocado; cooked tuna and vegetable) and my partner had a tempura bowl with vegetables and two, large, delicious prawns (heads on). The staff were lovely - it was a bit awkward given that I was handed my food on the spot whereas the tempura bowl took quite a long time to arrive (take away only) while we hung around on the footpath. On the plus side - it was definitely cooked fresh and was incredibly tasty. Like a lot of the clientele, we took ours across the road to a park and sat on the grass to eat. A fun - and delicious - thing to do if you’re in Byron.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Fab little place to stop after the waterfall visit, we were late in the day so missed the fresh salmon dishes. Eggplant bowl was delicious

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020

This place gets reviews from New York. It is worth the lovely drive up into the Byron Hinterland for the nicest sushi I have had in a long time. I can't wait to come back when the renovations are complete.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020

This is the place most people come to when they visit Federal. Heard about it for ages so finally got there for lunch. At the moment no table service as the place is under construction. There are lots of sushi bowls, hand rolls, burgers etc...and the food is fresh and tasty and healthy.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Delicious Salmon salad bowl and Tempura bowl. Sat out in the garden which was under construction. Looking forward to coming back when the update is done.

Date of visit: August 2020
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linda h
November 27, 2020|
Response from terrigal48 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open on Sunday but are not taking bookings.
Samantha K
July 9, 2016|
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Response from NswAustraliaDidi | Reviewed this property |
Yes 7.30am to 3.00pm is my understanding
deborah f
October 18, 2015|
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Response from Ben W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have EFTPOS
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