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Nikkei Bar and Restaurant, Surry Hills, AU-NSW

Nikkei Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
250 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8880 9942

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us directly for further information on private events.

  • Area

    Surry Hills

  • Cross Street

    Just off the corner of Foveaux and Commonwealth St

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking available on Commonwealth Street

  • Public Transit

    A short walk from Central Station.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Nikkei set menu - multi-course shared dishes - see sample menu here https://nikkeibar.com.au/food

What 250 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Sydney

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sydney

    Notable Wine List

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romance

  • Eastern Suburbs

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  1. HD

    HappyDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  2. EC

    EC1234567

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The idea of the food is good but not all dishes had consistently good flavour. The disappointment was dessert where the flavours did not go with each other.
  3. IK

    IanK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Japanese/Peruvian combination worked superbly well! Service was excellent, and really nice to see an independent restaurant doing so well. It should be supported! The staff also overhead us wishing one of our table happy birthday, and discreetly asked who it was and brought her a special dessert with candle. Fantastic attention to guests!
  4. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with delicious food! The Japanese Peruvian dishes are incredible and so were the cocktails, mocktails and wine. Lots of flavours we hadn't had before but the set menu is great as the decision making is done for you by the experts! We will definitely be ack again!
  5. AH

    AntoniaH

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful innovative food - must have dishes kingfish tostadas, gyozas , and sausage and potato with bonito flakes and the unbelievable sweetcord ! Service delightful - feel v welcome after theatre at Belvoir !
  6. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted for the set menu and it was absolutely divine. The flavours and presentation perfect and service was really attentive. Best dinner out for a long time and we dine out a lot!
  7. T

    Tina

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes were amazing with such eccentric flavours that went well together. Generally I'd always like one or two dishes in a set menu. But, I loved all the dishes which is very rare for me.
  8. MT

    MayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised! Did not have high expectations but it felt special and staff were friendly.
  9. r

    reddogaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What a meal. Literally everything we tried was awesome. Some unique twists on some more well known dishes.
  10. J

    Jara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Overall the food and the service was very good. However, the amount of food served is not fair compared to the price charged per person in the set menu.
  11. B

    Billy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and the food was very tasteful excellent service
  12. EC

    ElizabethC

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible cuisine! Our group of 3 loved it and will be back!
  13. WE

    WilliamE

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Interesting food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Beyond ridiculously small portions for the a La carte menu. They seems to just be taken straight from the tasting menu, so were 1/2 to 1/4 the size of an entree. Bizarre and super expensive as you had to order doubles of each dish to get a standard size dish
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really interesting food but more Peruvian than Japanese -
  16. JL

    JenniferL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Ambiance was great and the staff was lovely. However, the sharing set menu portion was quite small for the price, not worth the money - we left the restaurant not been full and satisfied.
  17. E

    Euni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and such great flavour combinations. We had some dietary requirements and the staff were so quick to cater to and amend these requests.
  18. M

    Marie

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Interesting and different. Japanese/Peruvian but a little pricey. Oysters $6 each. Ok with $4-$5 but they weren’t the best. Just felt a bit over-priced for what you get despite it tasting good. Not really value for money. Good to try for something different and tasty but just don’t feel like I’d want to go back. Sorry, it’s a tough world in competing restaurants.
  19. AR

    AldoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Expensive, great combination of flavours, I would recommend it.
  20. PC

    PaolaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, first class restaurant. Highly recommended.
  21. TM

    TimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and atmosphere. Very Highly recommended.
  22. C

    Clobber

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. The service was friendly and attentive but not too attentive. Very knowledgeable staff who were always happy to explain dishes and wine choices.
  23. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food, good drinks, good service and overall a good time. Would recommend.
  24. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual recipes that tasted delicious. The wine was very good as well
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unique flavours of Japanese Peruvian paired with amazing service. The set menu was a progression of flavour bombs climaxing in an amazing caramel gelato. Great value for such a unique experience.
  26. AW

    AliW

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal; interesting menu and each dish creatively put together and presented. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, heading here again with some other friends in a couple of weeks.
  27. JN

    JennyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, innovative meal. A surprise with each course. Thank you for a delectable evening.
  28. NT

    NeelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely great - I haven't experienced such combination of flavours... it was truly an experience. The service was also absolutely perfect. Will not forget the experience on the set menu!!
  29. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best set menu I’ve ever had, the food was outstanding.
  30. LR

    LRiddel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sent a team of 12 here for a celebration. Only heard great feedback.
  31. C

    Charlotte

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Tasting menu is not quite impressed. Portion is very small and makes it more expensive than usual, the main dish of the menu - sous-vide pork is horrible, tasteless and full of fat.
  32. M

    Mizz

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. Will return and refer to others!
  33. I

    Izzyhaveyoueaten

    New South Wales

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We’ve been coming here over the last three years abs always enjoyed outstanding food abs service. Very nice cocktails and wine list too. I was somewhat disappointed with the set meal last night. Apart from standout scallops, it seemed an aberration to form delicious scampi, spicy tuna and wagyu beef sushi on mashed potato rather than on the traditional Japanese rice rolls. Sometimes you can take fusion too far and it just doesn’t work. The salad was dull( the only greens for the evening should be memorable) and the desert was large and clumsy with huge and hard to break cookies sitting over an ice cream that lacked any subtlety. Not how I remembered our previous meals and I was disappointed we had brought a friend who cares about good food. Service was the seamless and friendly attention as before, and our pisco sours were excellent.
  34. PH

    PHVL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best I ever had, all menu curated very well and perfect!!! Love the Sushi Maki 10/10!
  35. LB

    LeeB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    They guy who served us admitted that it was his first time doing the wine paring walk through with the set menu, he did a great job!
  36. RW

    RebeccaW

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always have a great time at Nikkei. Service is excellent, and food so full of flavour and interesting. All my friends I'd brought for their first time loved it.
  37. A

    Amber

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, very accommodating to dietary requirements, absolutely delicious
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and knowledgeable friendly service
  39. JL

    JulieL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the set menu which was a good variety of food and tasty.
  40. ZD

    ZeeniaD

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such incredible and clever flavours with friendly service! A cute modern and romantic vibe

FAQs

Nikkei Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 250 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nikkei Bar and Restaurant

216 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills, AU-NSW 2010

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just off the corner of Foveaux and Commonwealth St

  • Area

    Surry Hills

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking available on Commonwealth Street

  • Public Transit

    A short walk from Central Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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