10 Wilkes Avenue Artarmon, New South Wales 2064

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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
Phone 02 9411 1377

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.