Sydney is home to the largest population of Japanese Australians in the country. The most recent census revealed that a total of 30,778 Japanese-born people are currently living in Australia, and just over 10,000 of them have made Sydney their home.

Some have also brought delicious Japanese dishes with them. There are a number of Japanese restaurants that must be experienced – so get that Sydney Airport car rentals organised and say ‘Konichiwa’ to authentic Japanese cuisine!


Located on bustling Crown Street, Zushi Restaurant can accommodate 88 diners. They’ll serve you everything from sushi and sashimi to their signature rolls, and they also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. This restaurant will suit those on a budget, as almost all of Zushi’s meals are priced $20 or under. They also stock an impressive variety of sake; we recommend the bishonen junmai namacho, which is a chilled, sweet and crispy sake with a hint of chocolate and hazelnut. Delicious!


Opened in 2000, Taiki (which means ‘Big Tree’), offers an exciting mix of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Of particular note are their interesting – and no doubt delicious – seafood dishes, such as the Taiki Salad, which includes crab meat (sourced from our very own Western Australia) on a bed of oranges, avocado and lettuce. The Tuna Steak also sounds amazing but, as the most expensive item on the menu, it will set you back $33.80 per person.


Last but not least, this popular Japanese restaurant in the heart of Potts Point prides itself on “simplicity, fresh produce, creativity and unique flavour”. Busshari is also renowned for its seafood, but we’re more interested in their fabulous range of desserts! Why not give their Pumpkin Mousse Brulee a try, or the Plum Wine Sorbet? Or, if you simply can’t decide, go for the $15 Dessert Platter. Whatever you choose, we know you won’t be disappointed!