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34 Burton St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
02-9922-1512
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very tasty Japanese food! Good service. Not a noisy restaurant so good for an intimate dinner or business lunch. I am a local so will definitely be going back!

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Thank Richard M
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This has been our family's first choice for Japanese for years now. I have travelled the world to great sushi destinations and Ainoya can hold its own for freshness, taste and service. Great as a couple and even better with friends or family. Order lots of entrés to share and get a main for yourself. Highlights are the Kingfish carpaccio,... More 

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Thank alxnamly
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many delicious things on the menu that it is hard to narrow down what to order. Maybe best to go in groups so you can order many more dishes. The food is so fresh and cooked (or uncooked!!) perfectly. Gorgeous Japanese flavours! It's been an institution in Kirribilli for years. Highly recommend!

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Thank Emma M
Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Tasty Japanese with very friendly staff. We had dinner on a Friday night, the food was delicious. We had the miso eggplant, gyoza, soft shell crab hand rolls, spicy tuna rolls, tofu in miso and the ocean trout sashimi. The restaurant is not fancy but the staff are lovely and the food worth the visit.

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Thank chelsea69
Sydney, Australia
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212 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have been dining here for years and have always had a very enjoyable experience. The food is great very fresh and tasty. The staff are very nice and efficient. If you get a chance try out the shoes off traditional Japanese seating. You do not have take your shoes off if you do not want to they also have... More 

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Thank benandmuffin247
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious with a very extensive menu. The sashimi was so fresh. Service was also very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Grace810
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite Japanese restaurant. Conveniently located in Kirribilli village, some traditional Japanese seating, fully licensed & helpful friendly staff. Our place to go to on a regular basis.

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Thank GeraldineGibson2016
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Over the years Ainoya has served delicious food with a menu that provides choices for all tastes. Last night was no exception. Four diners, every dish was immaculate in appearance and taste, The service is professional, courteous and knowledgeable yet friendly. The wine list is good, sake menu great. Reasonable BYO option. Book a sunken table (suits 4 pax). My... More 

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Thank layni b
Sydney
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We usually go to North Sydney and Crows Nest for Japanese but we wanted to head in a different suburb. Food: fresh, good quality, a little salty for my palate, quite a nice selection Price: I could definitely get better run for my money back North Sydney Staff and Surroundings: Polite but for some reason each table is "reserved" and... More 

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Thank Mfinity88
Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Service not so good. We ordered gyoza and drinks first while deciding our meal. Drinks came and then we decided to order mixed sashimi, agadashi tofu, tempura noodle soup, and chicken teriyaki with rice. Unfortunately, all of the meals aside from gyoza were already served and I had to follow up for it. Really defeated its purpose of being an... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Burton St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Kirribilli
  • Phone Number: 02-9922-1512

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