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Izakaya Samurai

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197 Military Rd | Shop 3, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2089, Australia
+61 2 9953 4059
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice causal dining. The food was great and the service even better. The staff are very friendly and eager to help. You order your food on ipads and it comes quick and fresh straight to your table.

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Thank Megan S
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A casual eatery with good quality Japanese food at reasonable prices. After working out the iPad ordering system (with helpful human staff) you are in complete control. The food comes quickly so it is very efficient as well as good quality. You can also BYO wine at $4 corkage per person. Otherwise wine & sake are well priced too.

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Thank GiancarloYannoulis
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I totally rate Izakaya Samurai as one of best Japanese restaurants in Sydney. I love the fresh produce, the friendly staff and the prices are reasonable for the portions. I tell Melle that the last time I came here that the sushi and sashimi were so tasty and fresh. She nods but it's not until she starts eating the salmon... More 

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Thank Weekendfoodesca... B
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic authentic Japanese food. Quaint little restaurant tucked away from the busy military road. Inside or outside seating and very friendly staff. Lots of Japanese restaurants in the area, this is one of the better ones. BYO which is always a bonus

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Thank Kls181
North Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting this restaurant for more than five years. Always been a good value experience with friendly staff and ok food. Sadly this has changed gradually to the point I'm unlikely to visit again. The sashimi is poorly presented and I'm guessing not prepared by a trained chef. The tempura batter is heavy. Time to move on to more... More 

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2 Thank Jacko2088
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

yum, yum, yum yum and more yum yum yum. Go hngry and eat everything. If you can find this place (parking at the Woolies) it is more than worth your effort. So nice. These people will take very good care of you.

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Thank laura c
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We are one of the regulars who treat this place like our home kitchen, except we don't have to buy the ingredients and cook; Prices are reasonable and the food is very good with choices covering most desires. The service is always good with a smile

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Thank leeray2016
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Howdy all, Went here to eat the other day for lunch & had a great meal. Food was freshly prepared which can be rare in some Japanese restaurants. Very friendly service & with the great Sydney weather @ the moment you can sit outside too. OK wine list but great Japanese beers on tap that are crisp & cold. Book... More 

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Thank Andrew S
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is dissapointing to report as Japanese sushi/sashimi restaurants should be so fastidious with seafood quality...you would hope, and we all put our faith in this. Unfortunately not. My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant Wednesday Feb 17 2016. As an appitiser we ordered Salmon sashimi (6 pieces) and a few cooked items on the menu. My wife... More 

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2 Thank James F
Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Izakaya Samurai is a neighbourhood gem that serves up an extensive menu of food and drinks. Love their quality fresh sashimi and generous in serving size lunch sets plus they are kid-friendly making it a great venue to bring the whole family along! See full review on The Moreish Life: Izakaya Samurai, Neutral Bay

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Thank Angelica W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Military Rd | Shop 3, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2089, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Neutral Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9953 4059

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