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Sushi Hotaru

#512 of 4,621 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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The Galeries Victoria 500 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 9917
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only $3.50 per plate of sushi is good value. Fast service and fresh, tasty sushi. Worth a try if in the area and are after something quick

Thank Joe C
Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying nearby and thought I would try out this sushi train restaurant on the first floor of the Galeries. Having eaten in Japan I think I come to a place like this with a certain level of expectation. Perhaps that was a mistake. In Japan food is amazingly fresh, whatever you order or eat and service is attentive... More 

Thank Peter S
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This place is run by a bunch of Japanese / Koreans rejected by their courteous, service oriented cultures. Japanese sushi masters would simply commit harakiri if they witness the food preparation standard in this place. We just had dinner there and arrived at 8 pm. All the staffs are busy mopping up the place with big bottle of detergent sat... More 

Thank Ken H
Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I have never experienced this bad services in Sydney. It's a shame. Honestly we didn't eat here because of terrible service attitude. We arrived at 8pm at the mall and found the other 2 Japanese restaurants had long queue so we change to sushi because no one wait and with plenty empty seats. The waiters didn't speak English well and... More 

Thank Stewartli
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We've been to Hotaru a few times, and each time we enjoyed it. Until, today. We were there late for lunch (around 2:30pm), but this place apparently doesn't close. There was a bit of a wait, and we discovered from other customers that if you complain, you get to go in first and jump the line! We were taken in... More 

Thank Lionsy
Geelong, Australia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted something simple and fresh and found it , we had 7 plates all great and it was cheap , will be back

1 Thank stanc179
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I enjoyed eating in this restaurant,,, staff were professional and friendly and the sushi was good, however not the best sushi I´ve eaten in my life.

Thank Shahab M
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My favourite quick stop sushi place when I'm in the city. It's often full but it isn't a long wait for a seat. They have a big variety of choices and the staff are pleasant.

1 Thank Rosli
Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The seafood was really fresh. The octopus balls tasted really good. The eel was really delicious. The service was good. You can order from the iPad or pick from the sushi train. The vegetable hot pot was ok. We had 11 dishes, vegetable hot pot and drinks for four people it cost $66.20. All the sushi plates were $3.50 except... More 

Thank Park Y
Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

You may have to take a number and queue but you probably won't have to wait long. The food is well priced and generous in portion size and delivered fast. The iPad ordering system is simply brilliant. Great selection and well attended by asian patrons which is always a good sign. The only disappointment is that they no longer offer... More 

Thank Richard D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Galeries Victoria 500 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 9917

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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