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AU$20 - AU$50
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Japanese, Sushi, Dining bars, Japanese Fusion
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner and ordered the $60 banquet. Amazing value for money and delicious Japanese dishes. We will definitely come back. The atmosphere and service is also very good. Just recommend wearing warm clothes as they keep balcony windows opened and it can be...cold at night.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2021

We dined early and had a great table overlooking the water. The greeting was warm and welcoming. The food delicious, service was attentive. Loved the decor, will be back

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

Had to order takeaway (no sit down meals due to Covid...) and was looking forward to a Japanese meal as it has been a while - but must say I was quite disappointed. The Tempura prawn entrée was nice as expected but the mains were...very ordinary. The Teriyaki Chicken was fairly bland and the Miso Salmon was just not nice. Meals were nearly cold - but I suppose that is due to the delivery company. Overpriced for what we got.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 June 2021

Lovely ambiance with nice views over the park and beach from upstairs dining (or downstairs). four of us dined on the set menu. One of us needed gluten-free changes for some dishes and delicious dishes were supplemented. All dishes were generous and all excellent in...presentation and taste. Server was well-informed and attentive Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 March 2021 via mobile

We can highly recommend this excellent restaurant and the fabulous Japanese cuisine. A great addition to one of the best restaurant strips in Sydney and we will be back! If you enjoy flavours and experience, without feeling bloated afterwards, try this fantastic new restaurant. Each...dish was different, with an infusion of fabulous and exotic flavours to give us something to talk about afterwards. Don’t miss out on this experience.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2021

I have not been to Deck for many years and I was keen to see how it had changed after the recent revamp. Our party of 3 had a table upstairs and had a nice view of the beach. Menu is simple - one of...us chose the chicken karaage bowl and two of us chose to share 5 of the smaller dishes between us. All of the dishes were very tasty but highlight for me was the pork bun and the sashimi cocktail (a sashimi mix served in a cocktail glass with prawn crackers) - I don't remember the exact name. Service was good although we did have a little difficulty asking about some of the things on the menu but the wait staff were very polite and attentive. I will be going back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021

Not only does this restaurant have an outstanding view over Dee Why beach...even better is the delicious Japanese cuisine on offer. We have been to many Japanese restaurants and this is right up there! Apparently there is a new owner--drinks downstairs, dining upstairs with an...open air balcony. Seriously great night out in Dee Why.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

It’s so sad that this shop can’t even cook rice properly. Sushi rice was half cooked, and it wasn’t even sticky enough to make a proper sushi.. the rice literally fell out of the sushi seaweed paper as I tried to eat it. Seriously overpriced...for what is such a premature unprofessional work. Got to hire a better sushi chef who knows what they are doing. I can do better than this!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2020

The revamped Deck Bar opened December 2020 with a Japanese cuisine and the food is divine - dinner menu upstairs and downstairs has a bar food menu with a great variety of beers and wines. A must to visit and a view worthy of a...great lazy lunchMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Great location and the outside seating upstairs provides a terrifc view of the ocean. Average fare for above average prices though. And the coffee machine was out of order. Waitress not familiar with the menu and not an establishment to go to if on limited...time - slow!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

Five of us popped down for dinner, we were able to sit by the road upstairs which had a great view to the beach. The waitress was pretty good, although not too flash on English which was a slight challenge. No drinks menu so had...to ask and when did, it didn't contain a beer list, so I went to the bar to find one, which did not seem to exist. The bar lady wasn't too sure about what was available, but I did find one which was was nice. Food order was taken quickly and one of our party asked for some slight changes to his burger order, just not to have onions and gherkin. This was to fall on deaf ears as it arrived just as per the menu... Not too good I ordered a burger and fries with blue cheese dressing. When the fries arrived they were not super hot but still nice. The burger was superb. As the food arrived, the waitress took away the salt which was very odd... I did get it back after asking... but she seemed very keen to have the salt sitting in another table with no people at it... It became a bit of a joke at the table... Just odd. All on all, the food was very very nice, a tad cold, but better to say, just not hot. Would I return. Yes So Service: 5:10 just the odd salt behaviour and not listening to the order which she did write down Quality of food 8-9:10 Total 7:10, but 8:10 if order was right. The salt shaker must be very rare thing to not want us to have it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Friends and I went to dinner last night and have been going there for one of my friends birthdays for the past few years, We never had an issue until now. The service is a joke, as is the food, you have to order your...food and drinks at the bar and it all comes out at different times so we don’t get a chance to eat together. One of my friends who ordered at the same time as me was still waiting after we had all finished. When I questioned the waitress who was walking around with my friends nachos she said it belonged to someone else! Then she came back with it and it was cold. They ran out of calamari so another friend then ordered a different salad with haloumi but was told they had run out of the cheese so she had it anyway and it was awful, cauliflower stank and she said it was the worst salad she had eaten lettuce was clearly on its last days. I gave her half of my undercooked sloppy pizza which was a mess, and a frozen pizza would have been better and cheaper. Cocktails are overpriced, again they had ran out of tequila so the girls couldn’t have margaritas. What kind is establishment runs out of these ingredients on a Saturday!!! Oh one that is closing apparently and clearly trying to get rid of what’s left until the new owner comes in. I am so disappointed, I asked to speak to the manager several times the waitresses barely speak English and I never got a chance to talk to him. I figure either he was embarrassed or not told to come and see me. Instead we received a bottle of cheap bubbles! Having had dinner and drinks for 12 people you would think given the circumstances of the evening and how much was spent, the manager could have made more of an effort. Won’t be going back, regardless of if they change management.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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BenM5298, Manager at Deck 23 Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Hi Michelle, Thanks for your feedback! This is clearly not what we generally produce, evidenced by your comment of prior experiences and trust that you offered the same extensive review when they were positive in the past. We do offer our sincerest apologies, as this...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019

Hard to believe a restaurant like this does not have table service. One of the worst burgers I've ever had with a cold, wet bun and little taste other than vinegar. The salmon tasted as if it had been cooked in the beef patty juices....The bar tender repeatedly couldn't pour an appropriate beer and seemed embarrassed about it. The music was randomly heavy rock between the casual music on a weekday early evening. Overall extremely disappointing and needs a drastic change considering the potential of its setting.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Went there with my partner, whose a chef, and had a terrible experience. We ordered the wings, 2 burgers, alcohol and dessert. The wings were ok but needed more sauce. Both the burgers were falling apart in our hands and one was cooked wrong. The...dessert we got was the deconstructed apple crumble and poorly done too! (It was that tinned apple poorly strained) With the dessert there was supposed to be a berry compote instead we received a few blue berries, strawberries and a couple orange slices; one orange slice had broccoli bits on it!! The staff isn’t trained properly at all and I still don’t know what the fish of the day is after leaving. The previous place had at least a little more flavour. All in all don’t waste your money, go any where better!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

My wife and I booked for lunch last week. We were seated and placed food orders before a table of 10 arrived. Guess what, the large table got their food. When I inquired about our order I was informed there had been a mess up...in the kitched. 90 minutes before food arrived!! Don't try phoning, they don't answer nor do they reply to emails.There are pleanty of better places in Dee Why. GIVE IT A MISS.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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BenM5298, Manager at Deck 23 Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for your feedback. We have had this feedback for the same day you visited as well and can pass on our sincere apologies. I know it is to late to change the experience you had on that particular day now,...More

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Deck 23 Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4