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Masuya Japanese Seafood Restaurant

#99 of 4,628 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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12-14 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. (Looking at it from the street). This place is amazing. Great food, great service, at a great price. If you like sushi and don't wanna pay a ton for it. Go here! 2 people can easily eat for $40 USD and have a ton of food!

Thank Lowlowlow11
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice basement restaurant with very friendly staff, good buzz and high quality authentic Japanese food. The hand rolled nigri is superb. If you're dining alone or with someone else a good option is to sit at the bar and watch the chefs go to work. Usually busy with tourists and city slickers. The sushi take away platters are really high... More 

Thank keepitrealAust
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the freshness and taste of food. Sashimi was so fresh. Salmon too was delicious. Moderate pricing of about $35-$40 per person. Overall a very good restaurant and highly recommended for Japanese food lovers.

Thank srivastavaz
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite it being the week before Xmas and a full restaurant, the service was fast, friendly and attentive. Only outdone by the sensational food and great sake.

Thank robexdxb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the week before Xmas, with a packed restaurant, you could expect the service to be a little slow. Not so! It was fast, highly efficient & friendly. I had a Shogun Bento which was just awesome, washed down with some green tea & Kamatsuru Junmai Daigingo sake. Definitely going back here.

Thank Cathy C
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Masuya has been so good for many years. Downstairs in O'Connell Street, not far from Sofitel, and several other Hotels. Their Bento boxes are large, with good variety; the other standard Japanese dishes are available. Mid range prices but service is very good, ensuring there is plenty of time for lunch.

Thank Innerwestreviewer
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was amazed with the combination of flavours. The service was outstanding! The wine list was very good. The sushi is very tasty and fresh, great value for money. I had the "Tonkatsu Pork Loin" (deep-fried crispy kurobuta pork loin served with home blended tonkatsu sauce) as main course and it was amazing! Highly recommended!

Thank AdriTag
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped past mid week and the restaurant was very busy Service was very prompt and the food was good value for money

Thank JohnPPerth
Brisbane, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for a reasonably quick lunch between meetings, the food was great and served quickly. I had the salmon lovers bento, it was really nice!

Thank WallaceQld
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Fine Japanese cuisine. All sashimi is fresh and wagyu very tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. Staff offer great customer service and very friendly. Highly recommended for big groups.

Thank EricVivid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9235-2717

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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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