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Teriyaki Boy

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481 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9555 6510
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I recently visited Tekiyaki Boy for the first time, the lotus root crisps were nice but only half of them were crispy the other half were soggy. The deep fried crab dim sims were very good but appear to have been bought from somewhere as one of them still had the freezer separating paper still on the bottom. The real... More 

Thank Bill C
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A small, friendly restaurant, serving superb Japanese food. Typically four of us would visit, this enables us to order a variety of dishes. The sashimi, the lotus root crisps, wagu beef, beef tataki, the entire menu is simply the best I have ever tasted. A wide choice of food, consistently enjoyable, at a reasonable price. BYO. Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm... More 

Thank Papay23
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I love Teriyaki Boy and have been going there for years. It is a tiny place with simple tables... But the food is excellent! Take a group so you can share more dishes... The goma ae, beef tataki and pork kakuni are my favourites... But it's all good and very affordable!

Thank daniella_storm
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious reasonably priced and BYO. Freshly prepared dishes and pleasant staff. This small eatery could give most of the A List Japanese restaurants a run for their money at a quarter of the cost. Never been disappointed.

1 Thank Taffy6984
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

It is always hard to choose what to eat here everything is so good A small place with a few tables outside, the staff are always happy and friendly Love the Lotus Root Chips a true must have along with the Beef and Ginger... Awesome Basically everything listed on the large blackboard is worth tasting, plus you have the menu...... More 

1 Thank Lea32_11
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Quaint little place with yummy and fresh food. The wasabi caesar salad is a must try. The pork belly is also yummy. A long time favourite in the neighbourhood, the only thing is their menu doesn't really change but as long as you're not going every week it is ok!

1 Thank SydneysiderCS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This has been a favorite of ours for over 10 years. Exceptional, authentic Japanese food/service has never ever failed to please. Be sure to try the steamed mud crab dumplings, Japanese spinich and beef tataki to start. It only gets better from there. Be sure to book...

2 Thank Marcelebr8
Melbourne, VIC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

If you love Japanese, you will love this place! Fresh, tasty, well priced, BYO-what else could you want what else could you want?! We enjoyed beef with ginger, teriyaki salmon, tempura, gyoza. We'll be back :)

1 Thank CM67Melb
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for family occasions and as a couple for many years. The charming manageress and staff are always available to advise on menu choice and the food is always, always scrumptious. Absolutely my favourite Japanese restaurant in Sydney. Good solid menu, with specials on the board. Never been let down.

1 Thank Bev073
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Great fresh Japanese food at reasonable prices. Love the mayo on the salads, the little free starter, steamed crab dumplings, chicken teriyaki and the best tempura vegetables. Plus you can get sashimi and sushi if you want as well. BYO and buzzy - can be very busy!

4 Thank Terry K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9555 6510

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Staying in Balmain

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Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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