Whether it's a fresh plate of sushi, some crispy gyoza or a delicate sashimi we just LOVE Japanese food. Here are some of our favourite Japanese eateries around Sydney and Melbourne for all you sushi and sashimi aficionados! 

Oshukuji Dokoro Fujitei, St Kilda

FUJITEI Japanese Restaurant, St Kilda

FUJITEI Japanese Restaurant in St Kilda, is the perfect spot to visit with friends when you have a craving for delicious Japanese cuisine. Experience their delicious Japanese menu featuring chicken karaage and tuna sashimi salad with wasabi dressing. It’s an experience that will keep you coming back.

Moshi Moshi, Port Melbourne

Moshi Moshi, Port Melbourne

Located in the heart of Port Melbourne, this is a first-class Japanese seafood restaurant. Moshi Moshi serves only the freshest seafood and produce to deliver a truly memorable and authentic Japanese dining experience. 

Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki, Southbank

Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki, Southbank

Serving the finest Japanese cuisine for over twenty years, Miyako is Japanese by the water. Sit on the balcony and admire the view of the Yarra River as you enjoy a cup of sake. Featuring authentic teppanyaki and a la carte menu, we suggest starting with some high quality sashimi, before trying the crispy duck confit served with an orange soy reduction.

Izakaya Chuji, Melbourne

Izakaya Chuji, Melbourne

Izakaya Chuji on Lonsdale Street in CBD Melbourne is one of the oldest izakaya-style restaurants in Australia. Serving Japanese-style comfort food, this restaurant is all about two things, eating and drinking. Sharing is the way to go here, so bring a big group of friends and order up. There are izakaya-style sushi bar counters where you can watch the sushi chef in action.

Hibachi, Melbourne

Hibachi, Melbourne

A combination of the Japanese words Hi (fire) and bachi (bowl), Hibachi uses charcoal as a burning source. Sit at the counter bar for an up-close experience, watching the chef at the Robata Yaki Grill. Or there is also table cooking featuring Sukiyaki, Shabu-shabu and Yosenabe.

Akaiito, Melbourne

Akaiito, Melbourne

Combining local and globally sourced ingredients, Akaiito’s East-Meets-West interpretation of modern Japanese cuisine inspires a unique Japanese culinary experience. Their signature Robatayaki Charcoal Grill uses 100% imported Japanese coals to grill a variety of fresh ingredients that are seasoned with spices and flavours of Japan.

Daniel San, Manly

Daniel San, Manly

Daniels San’s Japanese street food is fresh, unique, fun. The delicious food is served from a spectacular beachside bungalow.  Pop in for dishes from the raw bar, feast on steamed buns or enjoy dishes straight off the robata grill. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the great tunes, while having some fun on the rock and roll pinball machines out the back.

Azuma, Sydney

Azuma, Sydney

There's something for everyone at Azuma. Master chef Kimitake Azuma has created an Omakase degustation menu to show off his culinary talents. You could also try the shabu shabu, traditional Japanese hot pot dishes that are cooked at the table. While sushi lovers can sit at the sushi bar and watch the two chefs create their masterpieces.

Sapporo, Crows Nest

Sapporo, Crows Nest

Offering a range of authentic and contemporary dishes, Sapporo is one of Australia's oldest Japanese restaurants. The experience offers something for everyone from intimate meals for two, family banquets or a catch up with friends over sake.

Yuki's at the Quay, The Rocks

Yuki's at the Quay, The Rocks

With views over Sydney’s Circular Quay from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Yuki's is the perfect spot to enjoy a spectacular view and Japanese cuisine. The menu created by Head Chef Norihiro Nakatani features both classic and modern cooking techniques, resulting in Japanese dishes that embrace the restaurant's close proximity to the ocean.