Bar H Dining - Sydney

4.6
157 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu

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About

Make yourself acquainted to Bar H Dining. A bar and restaurant that brings an intimate and vibrant setting to Surry Hills. The venue is dark and moody yet extremely welcoming. The perfect place to try something unique from their drink’s list or relaxed dinner with friends.
Having worked under the former owner and Head Chef, Hamish Ingham, Nobu Maruyama has taken the reigns as Bar H’s Head Chef and brings the flavours and techniques of his cultural home of Japan, and joins them with Chinese influences and indigenous ingredients native to Australia.
And though the name suggests a relaxed and casual setting, Bar H Dining offers the finest quality food, beverages and service. Join us for a pleasingly jarring dining experience, grab a seat at the bar for a cocktail, sake or wine, sharing unique dishes created by Nobu San.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday and Mondays Closed
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Phone number
(02) 9280 1980
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nobu Maruyama
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Foster St
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Parking Details
All metered parking. Parking station 10 minute walk away. Corner of Goulburn St and Pitt St.
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Public Transit
10 minute walk from Central Station.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Vibrant atmosphere and good food. Slightly over- priced for the value.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service :)

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K
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bar H is friendly and delicious. It's a cosy restaurant for any night of the week. The food is consistently good and the staff are very helpful. Thanks x

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a
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was amazing, definitely worth it. Although service wasn’t incredible unfortunately.

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S
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am always treated really well when I dine here. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Plus the food is awesome and good value for money. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service. Its our favorite special occasion place to lash out on food, wine cocktails, and Japanese whisky

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j
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great set menu and matching wines will visit again to order from menu

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CS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food that delighted everyone at the table. It's my 2nd time at Bar H and I really enjoyed the food.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

nice food and staffs

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EK
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great "clean eating" food with plenty of flavour.

Staff are helpful and courteous- nothing is a problem for them

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PL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bar H is a sophisticated wine bar with tasty share plates, crisp French wine and professional yet personable service. While on the expensive side you definitely receive what you pay for! An upmarket and enjoyable night out with friends.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing time with my friends. We had the tasting menu with accompanied wine which were super delicious especially the wagyu beef & the barramundi. The portion were a little bit small though. My friends were still hungry after. Overall, a great night, great vibe and ambient.

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OC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dine out a lot and this was one of the best meals I have ever had

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NS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bar H was a great all-round experience. Sitting outside watching the kitchen action while waiting for the table with a good bottle of wine was a pleasure. The varied and delicious menu appealed to all from young to older and tastes were fantastic. Friendly and helpful waiting staff were attentive but not overbearing - we were the last to leave and would certainly visit again.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu was excellent. Interesting wine pairing with European, Australian wines and Saki.

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A
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience.

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N
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, probably some the best I’ve ever had. It is a very small portion but the quality and taste of the food couldn’t be faulted. The staff also knew their stuff when it came to coeliac and gluten free options.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food was amazing. Basement seating is pretty musty though - book a table upstairs

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I have a booking for 5 people, but in the end we were only 4 and was quite uncomfortable the tiny little table, I can not imagine how five people could fit in there. It was a business dinner.
The food was amazing very creative and tasteful.
Service was excellente.

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KN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word. Deliciousness.

Thanks you Bar H. We went after a recommendation from a friend and are so glad we did. Now to pay it forward to anyone and everyone!

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MV
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Creative food and a cozy ambience. Limited seating so don’t forget to book your table before you go.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing Asian-inspired share food. Small group for a special event - highly recommend.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been here twice and sat at bar both times. always good to eat here, friendly service and great saki menu

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BF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the second time I'd eaten here. Loved it. Food is so fresh and taste amazing, and the matching wines are great. I'll be back again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good, interesting watching the staff plate up the food. Nice for small groups, either inside bar area or a table. Sitting at the bar outside doesn’t give you a great view of what’s going on in the kitchen space and can be cold if it’s a winters evening.

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently excellent dishes. Bar H service and attention to detail in food prep is extremely high. We really loved all our dishes. Certainly a favourite place to return to. Thank you.

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H
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

No real gluten free options as the light soy sauce used includes gluten. The downstairs dining area smells dank and horrible. We left before ordering.

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MD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and drink. Some of the service was great too. Generally this was an excellent night. Quite expensive though.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food - Japanese flavours with native Australian ingredients. Delicious cocktails and a great selection of sake and wine too. Highly recommended!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second rime dining at Bar H and it was fantastic. Intimate, cosy and the service was perfect. Lastly the food. A small menu of perfect dishes that will leave you struggling to make a choice.

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NH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food at Bar H is special. It's as good as anything you will find in some of the bigger named restaurants and the service was outstanding. The place is small with a modest fit out but it has plenty of character. It ideal for couples or groups of 4 who are looking to dine, chat and have access to the many small bars in Surry Hills.
If you love Japanese/Asian food, you definably need to try it out.

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was awesome no doubt! Its a small cozy place so you are seated either at the door or close to the freezer! Staff were kind enough to move us as there was a empty table available. Otherwise great experience! Thankyou :)

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I asked for a special message and it was - unexpectedly delivered. Ambience terrific as as food and staff

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MR
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the moody lighting and ambience of Bar H. Don't love the loud music. Doesn't suit the moodiness. Food is innovative and delicious. Lots of amazing Japanese flavours paired with Australian ingredients. Service is good. Did not like being charged $4.50 each for water when I specifically asked for good old Sydney tap water. What a rort that is. I couldn't be bothered making a fuss about it because I'd enjoyed my evening, but gee, come on.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting menu with matching wine/sake. Very enjoyable evening catching up with a friend.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bar H Dinning was recommended by a friend and lived up to their reviews.

The food was interesting and delicious (the kangaroo tartare was yummy and bold!), and the option of a bite size desert was a winner (I'm not sure why this isn't offered more widely). Wine was on the expensive side, but the list was of high quality and diverse.

We were a party of two celebrating a birthday, the space is intimate, perfect for singles, couples or small groups.

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JW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. The staff were lovely and the food was exceptional.

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PM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants in Sydney. Great tasting menu and you never feel you’ve eaten too much. Really cook a range of fish well. Asian influence is excellent. Wine recommendations are good

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BW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Bar H had a beautiful modern aesthetic to it which added to the ambiance, perfect for a date night. The food was amazing and the cocktails were refreshing.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was here when they first opened quite a few years ago and its still just as good! AMAZING food and not crazy expensive with a cool vibe. its amazing what they do in such a small kitchen. So much flavor in every dish.

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