Nikkei Bar and Restaurant

4.7
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23 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Peruvian
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.
The team from Tokyo Bird in Surry Hills are excited to bring Nikkei to Sydney this year, around the corner from us on Commonwealth Street in the space that was most recently Argentinean tapas bar Bodega. It’s a serendipitous coming together of our Japanese approach with Bodega’s Latin American legacy.
Nikkei will feature Japanese-Peruvian styled share plates alongside a 40-strong wine list and Peruvian and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
What 23 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find, absolutely stunning fit out, great service and mind blowing food.

JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food and outstanding service.

Waiter was very intuitive re: choice of wine

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, the team couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and ensure we had a great dinner. From catering to dietary requirements to offering different wine options.

KG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there three times within 8 days - that tells it all :-)

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and interesting new dishes combining the best of Japanese and Peruvian!

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A delicious dinner with inventive cocktails. The only downside to the whole experience was the noise level as we were sitting next to the bar. I’d happily go back to try different dishes but would ask for a table in the main dining room.

AA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food. I have to say every dish is so good. I’ve taken so many people here. Totally recommend it. The noise level is very high that’s the only thing but not unbearable.

SK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is so fresh, on point, interesting...chilli, sexy...DELICIOUS!!

Wait staff friendly, helpful. Always around, always delivering service.

Everything you want in a dining experience...

E
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Beautiful food, sevi e was excellent. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable on food and wine, attentive but never intrusive. Only small downside a bit noisy, but definitely going back.

M
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our second visit. Everything was delicious. That ceviche is to die for, and I was tempted to lick the plate after we'd finished the beef ribs. That sauce! We will definitely be back.

SA
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and great value. Place is kind of noisy with kitchen next to tables.
Excellent customer service. Not a fan of some of the seafood with banana-mango mixed in but that was personal taste. Great concept well done!

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant. The food origins in japanese immigrants to peru and south america, produce really interesting and distinct flavor and texture combinations. great cocktails and an interesting (in a good way), wine list. have only been once, but on this experience it’s definitely worth a visit.

DW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great mix of flavours, delicious Peruvian cocktails and attentive service.

FH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very attentive service, food was very nice, portion is on the small side though.

SM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love! The service, food, vibe, venue! 2 of us had the set menu. Every course was delicious and we had to stop ourselves from licking the plate. The Ajiro cocktail was a winner too. Looking forward to coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food.

G
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu- everything we ordered was delicious. The staff were very friendly and informative. Great fusion!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A great experience
Food was amazing
Service was brilliant

Unfortunately we were sat in front of a big group which made it really hard to have a conversation on our table, but you can’t win em all

JO
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service and food was different with Peruvian and Japanese infusion

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

There’s a lot to like about this Nikkei Restaurant, and the team look committed to making it a lasting success.
Still bedding down and applying finishing touches, we’ll be back to check on progress!

FR
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, friendly & professional service with great music and atmosphere!

MA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new restaurant in Surry Hills offering a delicious combo of flavours from Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Staff were really friendly and attentive, music and ambiance was perfect and the pisco cocktails were amazing! Will definitely be back.