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Suminoya

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Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 2177
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Today
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love japanese food and bbq and haven't been here, you must visit at least once. Lots of choices for a flat fee. One of the best japanese bbq's in Sydney.

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Thank Jen W
Sydney
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much exactly what the title says. It's on the pricier end of the scale but I think it's worth it. The Martin Place location makes it a great after-work option for those working in the CBD too.

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Thank MissMicha
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Suminoya is a Japanese BBQ place that has a buffet menu for $50 or $60 (premium) AUD. The premium menu includes all you can eat sashimi as well as an assortment of different wagyu cuts. You can order from an iPad, note that the servings are not big, so it's best to just order multiples. This is especially true for... More 

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Thank CrazyXplorer
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Place was busy. Nice atmosphere. Staff were great, happy to help, good service. Love that you get to order your food from the iPad. Great selection of meat and seafood to choose. Green tea ice cream was great! Ordering the apple slushy was refreshing highly recommended it! We visited on a warm summer night and it gets very hot sitting... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Sydney, Australia
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251 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In the nineties when Suminoya first began, a CBD alleyway like Hosking Place, would have been unlikely to even have residents. Over the ensuing years, what began as a Japanese restaurant doing traditional charcoal barbeque cooking inside the kitchen, expanded to include charcoal barbeques at every table. At the same time, Sydney moved from being a place where we came... More 

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Thank Jackie M
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Step 1. Take the iPad out of the holder. Step 2. Push all the buttons you want to select your food. Step 3. Press the PLACE ORDER button. Step 4. EAT! It's that simple. The food is good and comforting, you can over cook it or under cook it to your preference and the sushimi, especially the scallops, is fantastic.... More 

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Thank Clean_Cookie
Sydney, Australia
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398 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Pokey little place with chaotic service and confusing menus, but the food is excellent. Seems simple and traditional Japanese.

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Thank Landage W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Located in the CBD. This place is perfect for those who love quality meat buffet and seafood. My friend and I chose the $75pp. You need to book at least 1 day prior to get a table. Nice atmosphere and friendly service as you would expect from a Japanese restaurant.

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Thank Ronald C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

For days when you just need to stuff yourself silly. They offer a time limited all you can eat wagyu and sashimi for $60 and $6 more for all you can drink soft drink. Overall the quality is quite good but at a limit 90 minutes you'll find yourself eating like you're a competitive ester. Some great Japanese craft beer... More 

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Thank Frank B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Rude staff, average food quality, premium price with many extra charges and rules. Beware of coming here, you will leave with disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 2177

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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