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Asakusa @ Rosebay

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515A Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9388 2810
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spacious room. Nice staff. Food is just good typical Japanese food. Nothing great just good! And convenient.

Thank Sydneysider02
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Simply food. Always welcoming service. Nice ambiance. BYO. Good for take away too. Not so expensive. Try it.

Thank Adam K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

terrible...very dissapointing. Got takeaway and ordered soup and sushi. Sushi was excellent but soup was absolutely disgusting. Prawn tempura tasted like water and chicken soup tasted like watered down beef packet soup. Prawn tempura came with 1 prawn and noodles in soup were floury and inedible. Dont recommend this to anyone looking for a tasty soup because this is the... More 

1 Thank rvond2020
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great sushi restaurant that I've gone to for many years. Food is always fresh and the serving staff are attentive. Not a great decour, but you can't have everything. Most important is the fish!

Thank Mace B
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200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

What has happened to Asakusa!?! Somebody turn back time to the late 1990's when this restaurant was the place to eat Japanese in the east. Relying on locals/loyal regulars as a way to thrive is not good business practice any more. Ordered some take away here recently including sea weed salad, miso soups, teriyaki chicken, California rolls and all of... More 

1 Thank MrLuxeTraveller
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Absolutely horrible. Went in with a friend who has never had Japanese before so I was excited to show her how amazing it was. I ordered a tempura prawn noodle soup with vegetables and she ordered teriyaki beef noodle soup. The meal was exceptionally small and absolutely flavourless. I have been to many Japanese restaurants before and had this meal... More 

1 Thank Evz1
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330 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Pretty good for a neighbourhood Japanese family run business. the food is generally fresh and decent. Good value for money. Try the asparagus and Okra dishes. BYO as well.

Thank manunited45
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

These guys do really good Sushi and Sashimi. We use Asakusa on a regular basis, mainly for take-away and have never been disappointed. The decor is simple, but typically simple in that Japanese way! Service is friendly and efficient. BYO is excellent as the restaurant can concentrate of good food. There is a pub across the road for you beer... More 

Thank Timmo_in_oz
Windsor, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

The restaurant is very basic in it's layout. The tables and chairs look as if they came out of a garage sale. We had chicken teriyaki which was particularly foul - soft chicken shin with strips of what looked like processed chicken meat. Not to be recommended.

Thank Alan_and_Linda
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I eat here often and get take away too. The food is always fresh and the service is pleasant and efficient. It is also BYO and this helps keep the cost down. I have never had anything here I have not loved and I have worked my way through the menu over time.

Thank Bethela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515A Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9388 2810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?