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“Cheap and imitation nasty Japanese food”

Asakusa Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #3,908 of 5,944 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood
Neighborhood: Newtown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Newtown
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cheap and imitation nasty Japanese food”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Looked busy enough to think it may be a good place to eat however could not get out fast enough! Food was extremely below average both in service and food. I would say it was typically mainland Chinese. The Sukiyaki was more like a Singaporean or Chinese steamboat with No TASTE. Cancelled the rest of the meal and we left.Imitations Japanese food cooked by Chinese cooks ( asked the Chinese waiting staff) anyways...if you want cheap and nasty i imitation Japanese food then this is the place!

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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Really good Japanese food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been to Asakusa a number of times, we stay close by and find that there is always a table available. The service is prompt and very pleasant. More importantly, the food, especially the 'cold' items, are really great. The 'cooked' food is also good, and the 'dinner sets' are really worth a try.

Excellent value, we will return every time we stay in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jervis Bay, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“A family favourite for over 10 years.”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

This is one restaurant that’s a must do if you like Japanese food on a budget. The prices are affordable and the quality high, with plenty of volume. It has been 10 years now since returning from Japan and we regularly enjoy a taste some of our favourite dishes when visiting Sydney.

  • Visited May 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome Food”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Loved it, fantastic food, great service in nice relaxed Newtown atmosphere, highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2011
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Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Great food in a very chilled setting.”
Reviewed December 16, 2010

Asakusa offers fantastic value for money, first and foremost.

The atmosphere is, what I would call, University chic. This is Newtown and they know their target group.

The food is wonderful, and delivered by staff who are curteous but never intrusive.

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