10 Wilkes Avenue Artarmon, New South Wales 206402 9411 1377
|Opening hours||Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm|
|Features||Vegetarian friendly, BYO, Licensed|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Diner's Club, Mastercard, Visa|
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.