Nikkei Bar and Restaurant

4.8
149 reviews
$41 to $100
Peruvian
Nikkei features Japanese-Peruvian styled share plates alongside a 40-strong wine list and Peruvian and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Nikkei are people from Japan and their descendants that live in a foreign country. It also specifically refers to the cuisine of the Japanese-Peruvians which started more than a century ago when the first Japanese immigrated to Peru in the late 1890s, combining Japanese techniques and flavours with Peruvian produce.
We look forward to sharing Nikkei with you.

Experiences

  • Set menu

    A$88.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Nikkei seasonal set menu - multi-course shared dishes - see sample menu here https://nikkeibar.com.au/food
  • Saturday lunch set menu

    A$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Saturday lunches are here! Enjoy a glass of wine and three individually selected courses for just $50pp - menus at https://nikkeibar.com.au/saturday-lunch
What 149 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Energetic
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnK
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The blend of Japanese and Peruvian food styles works tremendously well. The staff were attentive from the get go and the wine list complements the menu seamlessly.

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DarylD
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Really slow service. Food was ok but some dishes were served warm at best. Staff appeared to struggle serving everyone??? We were told we had to leave by 8.15pm but we were still waiting for some of our dishes. Concept was fine but the delivery was poor.

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AartiS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and cocktails. Highly recommended

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Olivia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Lovely concept - let down by slow patchy service with some great staff and some new/slow staff. Waited 40 mins from sitting down until first drink and food arrived. The flavours were lovely overall though and great space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Set course was impeccable, Peruvian cuisine with the Japanese finese. Absolutely fantastic!

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4th time here and didn’t disappoint. So fresh and it’s a burst of flavour with each bite. Menu changes every 3 months so have penciled in the next change June 9th
Love this place

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wondefully unique and delicious experience! I highly recommend giving Nikkei a try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the set menu and paired wine. Food was all delicious and staff were friendly and attentive. I had some dietary restrictions and was looked after very well.

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Cesar
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, delicious matching wines and a fantastic service by all the staff.
Thank you team!

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EmmaL
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely sensational. We had the set menu and everything was a flavour blast ! Definitely would recommend !!

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Jenny
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Fantastic food and service.

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SamW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great setting, great service. We will definitely be back

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food - loved the use of authentic Peruvian & Japanese ingredients. Great cocktails too!

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Peter
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely experience. A bit loud is my only complaint.

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff and great vibes! Definitely have a Pisco or two!

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AoiS
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All food and service experiences were excellent.
People were friendly and very caring.

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MrStaples
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was great. Definitely coming back!

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Paul
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow in every way. Outstanding service, food, everything. Went on Saturday and had the set menu (which seemed like a lot of food and was!!!) and the matched wines. The sommelier was utterly delightful and walked us through all the wines and why they matched the food. The food itself was sensational - advertised as Peruvian Japanese. I'm totally aware of the connection. The fusion totally works in a way I have never experienced before. Such incredibly inventive ingredients and so beautifully presented. Our first time and will definitely be back.

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JaimeI
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent way to celebrate our anniversary; food was delicious and service remarkable.
The fusion between Peruvian and Japanese food made us remember those memorable moments in Peru, where we also had the chance to taste nikkei food.

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AdrianK
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. beautiful fusion of Japanese and Peruvian in a hip restaurant. Staff are very friendly and their wine selection was brilliant. highly recommended.

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Soph
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting but good food, nice ambience, a little loud.
Great service from all the waitstaff.

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melissaw
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous cocktails and lovely staff! Definitely will come again :)

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DanielC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, reasonable for what we are. The waiters were fantastic, great service.

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Meli
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I let them know I have allergy to Garlic and Onions. My choices turned very slim. The food I could it was tasty however I'd look elsewhere if you have NoGO intolerances.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great combinations of flavour and excellent service.

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LauraJ
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place: the complex flavours of the food, the wine matched to exactly what you like and above all the fantastic service!

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HayMc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had counter seats, looking into the kitchen. The service was excellent, the wines were exquisite, and the food was prepared with care and attention.
The scallops were divine.

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Jane
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation, creative dishes, good service. I would love to go back to taste their new menu.

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SharminM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very interesting, explosive flavours and intelligent sommelier recommendations to go with it. Would highly recommend.

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MilliWD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant for Peruvian food with a Japanese twist. I am Peruvian and I can definitely say it is absolutely amazing!! Have visited twice and it does not disappoint. We tried their spring menu and their summer menu. Cannot wait to try their autumn menu next time. You leave feeling satisfied. The flavours are all there. The oysters- OMG. And the Pisco is a must. The wait time between dishes is very good and gives you time to really enjoy each dish. They can also cater to dietary requirements. Have highly recommended it to family and friends and has not disappointed them either.

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Allydillydally
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was lovely. Nice vibe, would definitely recommend.

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Luluser
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nikkei's set menu is such value for money! At only $80pp, the food felt endless and by the end of the meal everyone was extremely satisfied. Cocktails were super tasty as well

One of the things that I loved about the meal was the abundance of Persian spices and flavours throughout every single dish! Would come back when their seasonal menu rotates!

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Peruanita
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice, modern atmosphere, where you can actually carry on a conversation. The service is excellent. Being a Peruvian myself I had to try this fusion, knowing that it was not going to be anything like the Peruvian traditional food that I crave even in my dreams. I even prepared myself for another disappointment. However, it was such a nice surprise! The resemblance might be slim, but oh boy! the flavours are there and the creativity of the chef to mix them with the Japanese influence can only be praised. This is a fusion that works. It's food that makes you think, but you lick your fingers afterwards. The prawns in the "chupe" were extraordinary. Every single dish was a discovery expedition. Kudos to the chef, the manager (super simpático) and the waiting staff.

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Loretta
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such wonderful food and service yet again. I love this restaurant. I will be back.

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JASONTHEWINO
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good. The wine list is great as well with a focused selection from South America. And the service as amazing. Very warm and awesome vibe of a restaurant serving Peruvian cuisine. Amazing work. Should be hatted (but currently isn't).

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MylynN
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Especially the prawns and wagyu skewers, highly recommend

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PhilipS
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique and amazing food. Chef and team are very personable. Service is great even though it was a very busy night.

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TinaJ
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nikkei is a fabulous restaurant! Don't be turned off by the idea of Japanese and Peruvian fusion. The reality is that there was a Japanese diaspora to South America over 100 years ago and the resulting cuisine is a perfect match. Everything on the set menu was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. The service was helpful and efficient. I'm going back to Nikkei.

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PABLO
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food! It was quite generous and were already full by the time last dish came. I enjoyed it more when it was a la carte, they used to have an amazing ceviche. Oysters were to die for

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TessTBar
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavours will blow your mind!
Thank you Marco for bringing Peru to the plate 🥇 see u soon!

FAQs

Nikkei Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.