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Sakana Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba, AU-QLD

Sakana Mooloolaba

4.7
4.7
150 Reviews
$40 and under
Japanese
Sakana is consistently rated as Mooloolaba's No.1 Sushi Restaurant. Unassuming and tucked discreetly into the side of its sister restaurant Fish on Parkyn, Sakana is a local sushi institution for a reason. Super fresh and straight from the dock just behind us, we artfully prepare the most pristine ingredients for your enjoyment. We offer you an authentic Japanese Cuisine experience, at affordable prices in a relaxed and casual setting.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5477 7737

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Monotori Oki

  • Area

    Mooloolaba

  • Cross Street

    Parkyn Parade

  • Parking Details

    There is ample street parking and two public parking lots close by.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sakana Chefs Table and Spirts Evening

    $120.00 per person

    Prepaid

    25 Aug 2022 only
    We extend an invitation to dine at this month's Chefs Table. Limited to only 12 guests, we offer an intimate 4 course menu paired this month with exquisite Japanese Whiskey's.

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Sunday Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

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  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Central Sunshine Coast

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  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LM

    LizM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, exceptional service. A nice and quiet restaurant for lunch.
  2. SB

    ShirleyB

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tone of the evening was set by the wonderful hospitality of our hostess who went out of her way to make our evening superb 🤗
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great will be back there soon

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 8 August 2022Thanks!

  4. TS

    ThomasS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The older lady serving out table was very rude. She also didn’t tell us the correct price for speaking water, so we ended up being overcharged $20. Very bad

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 8 August 2022Hello Thomas and thank you for your review. We apologise for your dining experience with us, we had staff in training and we think this may have happened due to inexperience. Should you wish to discuss this further please call the restaurant and we will resolve the issue for you. Thank you and again we apologise.

  5. SW

    SamW

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always sensational at Sakana , which is why we always come back. If you’re after authentic Japanese then this is the place. The flavours and the presentation of the food is to die for.

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 8 August 2022Thanks Sam! We are delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to let us know. Have a great week and hope to see you soon. Keep an eye out for this months's Chef's Table on our website in Events, its a 4 course menu paired with Japanese Whisky. Only very limited seats. Take care and have a great week!

  6. K

    Keggleberry

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service beautiful fresh food and good service
  7. CW

    CathW

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally returned after COVID enforced absence of 2 years - food & service even better than my fond memories
  8. VP

    VanessaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Motonori's food was exquisite and the service from Yuki and Tracey was friendly and gracious.
  9. SB

    ShannonB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Chefs Table Experience.. highly recommended
  10. CH

    CHRISTINEB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Japanese Restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed enjoyable meal.
  11. L

    Linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    staf is on good!! /////////????????????????????????????????????
  12. KI

    KIrstie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The wait staff over charged on wine by $42 but then wouldn’t reimburse on card. Food was beautiful though small serves for cost. Nice atmosphere
  13. NE

    NicE29

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good here, great spot to have lunch at . Recommend it to anyone who like great Japanese
  14. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and value for money, could not fault the service. Would definitely go back.
  15. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing as always. Can never fault the food or the service

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 11 July 2022Thanks Sharon for your review! We are always delighted when our guests have a great dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again.

  16. BM

    BernadetteM

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food but the inside space can be noisy. Love it here though.
  17. CH

    CoreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and lovely staff. Great wine selections too! Loved the Miss Bronte red
  18. DS

    DianneS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We have had lunch here many times. Reliably good food, friendly and prompt service. Overall good value and a pleasant experience every time.

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 5 July 2022Thanks Dianne, we hope to see you again soon!

  19. KM

    KimM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant Japanese restaurant. We visit every time we are in Mooloolaba and it is always great. Friendly service, exceptional food. We will be back soon.

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 5 July 2022Hi Kim and thanks for taking the time to review us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  20. C

    Coastman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable dining experience. The menu has many choices for all tastes and age groups, the bar does wicked cocktails and the staff couldn't do enough for us.
  21. NL

    NicholasL

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A must-have for Japanese food lovers visiting the Sunshine Coast. Consistently delicious food and great service in a convenient location.
  22. NE

    NicE29

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great , always is and always consistent Always a great lunch here
  23. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Was worth the walk to & from. We’ll be back :)
  24. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the sushi, it was great! Can recommend the sushi, would definitely go back
  25. MT

    MeganT

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have dined here a few times and the food is always top notch. The service always comes with a smile and never too much effort
  26. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    As usual staff and food of the highest quality. Staff are always helpful and welcoming.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  28. AM

    AndreM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum yummy our favourite sushi place in the coast !
  29. RC

    RodneyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice Japanese food, well presented and tasty.

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 4 May 2022Thanks RodneyC for your kind words. Hope to see you again. The team at Sakana

  30. C

    Chris

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great not rushed but also not ignored The food was as fresh as you could ask for. The agadashi tofu is perfect. I’ll be back just for it
  31. MD

    MartineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered a variety of food to share and main meals. We like to taste different foods. Everything was good quality, super tasty and very well presented. Dishes came at a good pace to allow our party to enjoy each dish, have long private conversation and fun. My son who is a chef and has visited Japan said the desert was the best he ever tried before.
  32. JD

    JoelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food and cocktails! Couldn't have asked for better.
  33. EI

    EatIT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious fresh and fast authentic Japanese cuisine
  34. LW

    LizW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Always been a family favorite but the vibe, service and food quality is no longer there. Felt like we were being kicked out, service was lack lustre and quality / quantity not what it used to be.
  35. PS

    PaulS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Astonishingly fresh Japanese food, helpful friendly service and great saki menu
  36. MK

    MarkK

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great time. Food is 1st class, as good as any I have tried. Fresh perfectly fresh produce, speaks for itself, nowhere to hide. Love this place
  37. H

    Hank

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was well presented and extremely fresh . The best Japanese I have had anywhere in Australia and as good as any I had while visiting Japan. The waiter were very professional and attentive.
  38. M

    Michaelg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and Fresh…enjoyed the food immensely
  39. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Want to try everything on the menu , beautiful plating , exquisite food

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 21 February 2022HI Rachel! Thanks so much for your review, we'll share it with all the staff, they thank you!

  40. d

    dickiethekiwi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was amazing though slightly on the pricey side of things. in general the service was phenomenal and all the staff were lovely

    Sakana MooloolabaResponded on 17 February 2022Thanks! We hope you enjoyed Valentines Day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sakana Mooloolaba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5477 7737.

Sakana Mooloolaba is rated 4.7 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sakana Mooloolaba

25 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, AU-QLD 4557

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Parkyn Parade

  • Area

    Mooloolaba

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is ample street parking and two public parking lots close by.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Monotori Oki

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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