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Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 2177
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“beef tongue” (6 reviews)
“sashimi” (15 reviews)
“wagyu” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
$$ - $$$
Level Ground 1 Hosking Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Not just an amazing meal, it was entertaining as well. This restaurant was full of Japanese, which says something. Each table has an indoor BBQ with its own chimney, we ordered a selection of meat and fish to cook and also got salad, rice and...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Japanese BBQ. First time eaten at Suminoya was 12 years ago & have being a regular customer over the following years as it was one of my favourite Yakiniku restaurants, the meat used to be high quality & tasty. My...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

So before you venture into this restaurant may I suggest you hone in on your rapid eating skills! No talking. Just eating! 1.5 hours of ordering is not enough time for you to sit back and enjoy your food. I went with my husband and...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

When I have guests / clients around lunch time, I'm excited to take them here as my favourite Japanese lunch spot. It's not because of the location where is just in front of my office, but also Japanese BBQ lunch bring me always lots of...More

Thank Yuri T
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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.

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 28 January 2017 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.

Thank MissMicha
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...More

Thank CrazyXplorer
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...More

Thank Andrew C
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...More

Thank Jackie M
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...More

Thank Clean_Cookie
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
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
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Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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