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7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9241-1364
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18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Nakashima for a few years. I've always found it a pleasant place to go. The food has remained good yet arguably expensive. I ate there tonight though and the restaurant, which has challenges drawing customers mid-week, put in place a new surcharge on all credit card transactions of 3%. This detracts from the overall experience when... More 

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Thank ryanhitz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered a sushi and sashimi combination. Very nice variety of fishes, great to share if you are not a complete sushi fanatic like me. Good value for money and service despite of a very humble decoration. Hi

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Thank Gregorio O
Milwaukee WI
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our family of 4 ate dinner here in the outside but enclosed dining area. The food was average and the menu was limited. We ordered the sushi and sashimi but were unsure what specifically we received as the waitress spoke limited English and did not give us any choices on the meal. The kids liked the chicken teriyaki.

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Thank Ely3761
Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very low key restaurant, which has nothing to do with authentic Japanese cuisine. We ordered Teriyaki squid, tempura, sukiyaki and edomame. Sukuyaki and squid were absolutely the same taste: mix of soy souse with a lot of sugar and starch. Tempura was unprofessionally cut of pumpkin (1piece) and eggplant (1 piece), plus two tasteless frozen prawns; the batter was thick... More 

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Thank Gina011
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, good price! Chicken cutlet here is better than that in Tokyo. Great Japanese staff too.

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Thank Yosuke F
Hong Kong, China
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307 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Walking by we noticed that Nakashima was always packed so we decidet to also eat here one evening. Well we came here twice. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. You can't expect top class Japanese food for this price but it was so good that we came back. If you come early you also get sake free... More 

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Thank nota1timetraveller
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant may have a charming setting in a little alleyway, but the food is anything but delightful. I was looking for the delicious freshness that good Japanese food can offer, and a bit of respite from the Sydney summer heat. I got neither. The plate of sushi that I ordered was meagre, inexpertly sliced and of very poor quality.... More 

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Thank Di R
Sydney
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My wife had been here before. We were on our way to The Stone Roses concert at the Opera House and with the chaotic travel mess that was Sydney last night, we opted for something quick and easy. The entrees were delicious and the mains were sublime. I'm just really going to have to update my chopsticks skills The restaurant... More 

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Thank Gaigin
Bristol, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends of our son. It was great for lunch. We both had bento boxes-mine was pork and my wife's was chicken teriyaki. They were tasty as were the accompaniments-the miso soup, salmon sushi, rice etc. great value, especially as it's in the Rocks.

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Thank BigKevTravels
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I first stumbled on this place about 5 years ago and introduced many friends to it. They all loved it - cheap as chips, fresh, simple and hidden. In the past 2 visits things have deteriorated. Last visit was stringy sashimi that was barely chewable. We gave it another shot today. A shrunken menu, chewable but very thick slabs of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Cambridge St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 9241-1364

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?