Nikkei Bar and Restaurant

4.8
123 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
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Meli
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great combinations of flavour and excellent service.

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LauraJ
1 review
Dined on 3 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
1 review
Dined on 25 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
Sydney
6 reviews
Dined on 20 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 6 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 6 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 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Luluser
Sydney
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
Sydney
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
Sydney
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
Melbourne
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!

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KATEC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Epic set menu. Great staff & service.

100% recommend.

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DeborahS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Most amazing, fresh, tasty, delicious food and exceptional service. A fabulous night out. 10/10

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JvS1411
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a vibe you have going on at Nikkei Bar and Restaurant!
Great ambiance, great service, great food and beverages on offer.

Loved the experience, thank you x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Where should I start! Love Love Love this place!!! From the setting ; ambiance to the exquisite food. Of course the hospitality they deliver here ! So I’m already planing the next visiting while I was having dinner on the night ! Do yourself a favor and try it out !

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value and really big servings for a set menu. I was so full at the end! Great presentation and interesting flavours.

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KiahM
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. Exceptional mix of flavours and well thought-out menu. Amazing drinks menu with friendly and professional staff! Can't recommend enough!

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cesaro
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Will be recommending these to all friends and family

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RaphaelP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The appetisers are delicious, the main is beautiful but not filling. The dessert is nothing special, it was overwhelmed by the level of goodness of appetiser

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AddR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant - possible one of the best I have ever tried. The flavours were incredible and the service was perfect.

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Izzyhaveyoueaten
Sydney
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nikkei serves ambitious yet relatable cuisine - so that your tastebuds are always happily surprised and tantalized but never shocked.
Great wine and cocktail menu to complement the modern, light and zingy flavours.
Service is of a very high level- gracious, considerate and discreet.
You’re in for a very fine experience if you book at Nikkei!

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Ella
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food.
Definitely worth the visit and experience.

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Laura
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and interesting. Service was attentive. Great atmosphere.

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VictorJ
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and vibes thanks to the Nikkei Team, we look forward to coming back

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EmilyC
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fab dinner at Nikkei. What a beautiful experience, great GF substitutes which can be very hard to come by, fantastic staff, exquisite food and cocktails!

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MichelleS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ventilation was leaking. Needs to be fixed. Waiter moved us a bit to be out of the way and that was nice. It would
have been nicer to get a free drink or some sort of compensation

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FCco
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely accommodating with our dietary restrictions. Wonderful, friendly service. High recommend!

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mardelplatasydney
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blown away - everything about our dining experience was magical. This is not a fusion restaurant, this is a menu that pays homage to the well established and historical slippage between Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. It was an incredible experience. The sommelier was particularly knowledgable and generous, the wine list matches the menu very well and the food is really special and memorable. Already recommended to many and plan on coming again :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, amazing food! Highly recommend!!

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AlexandreM
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner.
Dessert slightly below in terms of quality compared to other courses.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Very cool ambiance but food was nothing special. Not a lot of flavour and a lot of the dishes could be cooked at home. The corn cob with seasoning was by far the best dish in our set menu to paint a picture. Unfortunately did neither cuisine in the fusion justice on this particular occasion.

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StaceyP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place. Delicious food and drinks as well as wonderful staff. We enjoyed the set menu and can’t wait to come back again.

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Victor
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

great place, nice and interesting food.
Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

15th Wedding Anniversary.

FAQs

Nikkei Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 123 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.