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336 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9438 1468
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner at Sakanaya last night. we were group of 9 people so when we book , they requested pre-order so we ordered sashimi platter, Bara sushi and tempura before. when we arrived food served but after we ordered for individual dishes they came out so slowly. some dishes took 1 hour to serve. when we complain... More 

Thank Eunice K
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went a while back with some friends. We realty did enjoy our evening, We had sushi on recommendation and it was perfect. Good service too.

Thank philrobertson1968
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I been here 15 years ago, and every time when I go back to Sydney, I'll have to go here! Very traditional Japanese cuisine, and constant quality for over 15 years! It a like a home restaurant that provide high quality foods! The Bara-sushi and Deep fried fish is a must order! Highly recommended!

Thank Jul H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I live very close to Sakana-ya and I go there almost every week. Love the food, the dedication, service and traditional atmosphere.

Thank Pedro A
Singapore, Singapore
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

At first glance, this is an ordinary japanese restaurant in Crows Nest. Bearing in mind it takes 7 years to train a proper Sushi chef and not many restaurants can afford to employ one outside the expensive$$$ CBD eateries, This is close to the top end without the price tag. The quality of the sashimi, pieces perfect, 100% fresh and... More 

Thank leeray2016
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Traditional Japanese restaurant feel that I have been looking for a while now. Salmon sashimi was so nice. My kids ate the Salmon Sashimi themselves without sharing with mom and dad. ^_^. Very fresh ingredients. Fish of the day menu is a must order. So delicious. Crave for more now...

Thank Mujono
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I still reckon they have good quality of food but attitude and service are just unacceptable. Every time when I go for lunch alone I was treated as if I'm beggar and can't afford anything on their menu. Sometimes when I called and order for takeaway bento box they refused me in an unacceptable attitude as if I'm causing them... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have been to Sakana-Ya several times now and it is never disappointing. The food is fresh and authentic. Great service too. I live locally and it is one of the best in the neighbourhood!

Thank jny32
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

now this is very good Japanese restaurant, make a booking before you go there, i am not Japanese but i was invited there by my Japanese friend and i loved it

Thank merakoon
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We pop in on a Monday and had the Ladies special - black cod bento with Agedasi tofu and sashimi. Very authentic Japanese cuisine and although it's Monday lunch, the restaurant was full with Japanese diners except us! Good value only because we had the half price offer Ladies Special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$37
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9438 1468

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