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Neko Darlinghurst

8.8/10
161 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Wakame salad
$7

Seaweed, sesame vinegar

Goma-ae
$8

Spinach, sesame dressing

Green salad
$7

Mixed green salad with sesame dressing

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Sushi & Sashimi Plate

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 161 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Spencer C.
    Spencer C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really nice staff. Great food

  2. Morgan D.
    Morgan D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Sushi & Sashimi plate is very nice.

  3. Simon C.
    Simon C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely fresh food. The prawn tempura was a highlight, crisp but fluffy batter over fresh prawns

  4. Audrey Y.
    Audrey Y.
    • 24 reviews
    4.5/10

    I was excited to try the okonomiyaki at this restaurant so I booked it for my boyfriend and friend, both of them Japanese. We were seated on a high table just outside the restaurant, quite a nice area to be. However when we ordered, it seems there was miscommunication as my boyfriend wanted karaage curry but it was written down as karaage only - he may not have mentioned the word curry loudly enough but he thought he had gestured to the specials board behind the waitress where karaage curry as a special meal was written. My friend ordered chicken katsu and rice, and I ordered fish okonomiyaki - or so I thought. When the karaage came, my boyfriend requested for it to be karaage curry as that's what he originally wanted. The staff changed it without much fuss. Then my friend's chicken katsu and rice came, looked good. Then my okonomiyaki came - it was vegetable okonomiyaki. When I disputed that I had ordered fish, not veg, the waitress serving us became rather passive-aggressive, bringing back the order notepad to show us what she had written down - that is, karaage only and veg okonomiyaki (and what my friend ordered). When I said I had said "fish", she brought up the fact that the restaurant changed the karaage to karaage curry as per my boyfriend's request, then brought the attention to the fact that I had ordered veg okonomiyaki, which I wouldn't prefer to do as I don't like that many vegetables. I decided to just eat the veg okonomiyaki so as not to cause more fuss but we found that behaviour rather unprofessional, especially given as my boyfriend and friend have worked in the food service industry themselves and still do currently. May I suggest that in future to avoid such miscommunication and confusion, that the waitress repeat the order back? Moving on to the food. My friend rated the chicken katsu 6.5/10, my boyfriend rated the karaage curry 2/10 (he felt that he could make better curry at home), and the veg okonomiyaki was also disappointing (not just the fact that it was vegetables). I'm used to traditional okonomiyaki, which is thick and full of ingredients like cabbage, bonito flakes, and whatever other ingredients like meat or seafood that you wish to have in it (even noodles if you're in Hiroshima!). The okonomiyaki I ate was very thin, lacked depth of flavour, and just as expected, had vegetables on it that I don't like to eat. The Blue Hawaiian cocktail was nice. Overall, a disappointing experience unfortunately.

  5. Kin W.
    Kin W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect

  6. Ringo M.
    Ringo M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Super fresh sashimi. The staff were really kind and helpful. The only thing that we had trouble with was finishing the sheer amount of food we ordered which were all delicious!

  7. Mirja L.
    Mirja L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The sashimi was beautifully presented and fresh; tasty seaweed salad. Lovely service. Great location on Victoria street right next to ice cream shop for dessert. :-)

  8. Larissa C.
    Larissa C.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Always a great experience! Food is delicious and outstanding service. Highly recommend the the Neko and Spider maki roll, along with the Sashimi.

  9. Jaz  T.
    Jaz T.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good food, nice setting and attentive staff.

  10. Richard E.
    Richard E.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Food generally good. Tempura batter a little too thick, and served on stale crispy noodles. Good friendly service.

  11. Angela G.
    Angela G.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fantastic food. Fresh sushi, warm edamame, delicious tofu, tasty wagyu beef. Great restaurant. Would definitely go back.

  12. Kevin b.
    Kevin b.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Food was very average however the servers were very friendly and attentitve

  13. Yasmin M.
    Yasmin M.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice restaurant, good and honest food. Okonimyaki was slightly different to what we’ve had in Japan, however still delicious Very kind waitstaff

  14. Mei-sze Y.
    Mei-sze Y.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    It was quite cute. It's a small restaurant. They forgot to bring us tap water after we asked and the waitress accidentally spilled miso soup on my friend but overall it was alright. To be honest, if we hadn't had the discount from the Fork I probably would have been more annoyed at the prices versus the quality but I guess the restaurant is in Darlinghurst so overhead costs must be expensive.

  15. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great food at reasonable prices

  16. Chantale R.
    Chantale R.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Food was good, had the udon would recommend

  17. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Fabulous food at a reasonable price

  18. Karin N.
    Karin N.
    • 7 reviews
    8.5/10

    This was my second visit, and as always, the food was served deliciously! The only thing that detracted from the experience was the inattention of the waitress, and the fact that she accidentally got our order wrong and brought out an extra dish which we did not order.

  19. Paul W.
    Paul W.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    BEWARE of making a booking with the discount offer. We had a booking for 7 pm which was booked through the fork with a 30% off food offer. The restaurant would not honour this at the time of payment. Even though we had written confirmation the staff member simply said no it was only valid till 630 (even though we have a 7 pm booking) this is not just misleading but simply not good business. We have been regulars at Neko for a while now the food and the service is generally good. So I have an argument over what would’ve equated to about $15 it’s just simply not worth it

  20. Brendan T.
    Brendan T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Service was great, staff very friendly and accommodating. Food portions slightly on the smaller end but taste was well balanced - never too salty or flavourful. Would definitely recommend!

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How to get to the restaurant

239 Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

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