sushi e

sushi e Article Lead - narrow
sushi e Article Lead - narrow 

Level 4, Establishment, 252 George Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000

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Opening hours L Mon-Fri; D Mon-Sat
Features Accepts bookings, Business lunch, Licensed, Wheelchair access
Prices Expensive (mains over $40)
Chef Nobuyuki Ura
Seats 42
Payments Diner's Club, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9240 3000

Just what does that 'e' stand for? Establishment of course, but it could be Elegant, Engaging - and, maybe just a little Expensive. Head chef Nobuyuki Ura's Exquisite sushi and sashimi is the go here (make sure you sit up at the long, sleek, rectangular counter for the full fish-slicing, rice-rolling theatre of it all). But the backstage-cooked kitchen choices, such as powder-puff prawn shumai dumplings, spider salad (lightly fried soft-shell crab) and the retro spoons (an old sushi e favourite of eight delicious Japanese delicacies) nicely complement the raw items. Allow your sushi (some of which will be lightly seared by a gas blowtorch) to be selected for you, but do so knowing that the bill may blow out like an obese fugu. At least the signature panna cotta dessert in a shot glass is complimentary. Standing the test of time, and in sushi e's time-honoured tradition, this is one Sydney sushi bar that truly comes close to capturing the authenticity of its Tokyo or Osaka equivalent.