Artarmon is famous for its TV studios, but exit the station via the Wilkes Avenue tunnel and you’ll see it’s quietly building a rep as a little Japan, with eclectic Sushi-ya at its heart. Inside delivers a wine bar experience, while on the pavement on a warm evening you’ll almost feel transported to the streets of Shinjuku-ku. Wagyu steak and pork belly kakuni are unfeasibly succulent, if almost too delicately flavoured (it takes two mouthfuls before you ‘get it’), but the scampi sashimi is a brave must: twice the price of the rest of the raw fish, but you score a bonus miso broth brewed with the heads.
- 02 9411 1377
- Cuisine - Japanese
- Prices - Entrees $7-17; Mains $7-17; Sashimi $10-28; Desserts $4-11
- Features - Vegetarian friendly, BYO, Licensed
- Cards accepted - EFTPOS, AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
- Opening Hours - Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm