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The Best Teppanyaki around Sydney for a Japanese feast

Whether it’s harbour views, patented hotplates or some soba noodles to accompany your exotic barbecued dish, Sydney has it. Here are the most frequented, flavoursome and best teppanyaki houses in Sydney; they’re full for good reason.

Wharf Teppanyaki

Turn your Teppanyaki dinner into a harbour dining experience and head to Wharf Teppanyaki. Sitting pretty on King Street Wharf, the restaurant boasts a complete interactive dining experience with personal chefs guiding diners through set menus of rock lobster, wagyu beef and king prawns. Start with a pre-dinner drink at The Kobe Jones Bar’s balcony overlooking Darling Harbour or forever regret it.

21 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney

Jugemu & Shimbashi

One of our top picks for teppanyaki in Sydney, because this gem of a place has a two in one dining experience. Jugemu & Shimbashi is one restaurant with two entrances. Specialising in teppanyaki and shimbashi (handmade soba) one entrance leads you into a bright space of Jugemu where teppanyaki is made while the other leads you into the calming space of shimbashi where a chef creates the handmade soba noodles. You can order from both menus no matter what side you pick, just choose your entertainment wisely.

246 Military Road, Neutral Bay

The Rocks Teppanyaki

Sister restaurant to Wharf Teppanyaki, this venue combines traditional Japanese with Australian produce offering an exceptional private dining experience. Perfect for big groups and a special occasion, there are five private dining rooms each with their own teppanyaki chef. The dishes are elegant and full flavoured, and the restaurant sits within a heritage listed building in the heart of The Rocks. Do yourself a favour and order the teppanyaki oyster.

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Hisshou Teppanyaki

Hisshou know they do one thing well, so that’s all they do; teppanyaki. Nestled in the bustling city, the restaurant is just as lively with teppanyaki chefs at every table accompanied most often with cheering diners. The venue is by no means fancy, but the food is reliable, affordable and most importantly, fun. Which is why it ranks as one of our top go-to’s for teppanyaki in Sydney. With digestible names like ‘seafood lover’, ‘meat lover’ and ‘absolutely stuffed’ the set menus have you covered.

752 George Street, Haymarket

Our Top Picks for the Best Teppanyaki in Sydney continued.

Pepper Lunch

A DIY Teppan restaurant chain with hundreds of stores around the world, Pepper Lunch makes the cut because quality remains at its heart. Serving meats, vegetables and its signature pepper rice on a sizzling pan, diners can control how well they want their dish cooked. The patented teppan reaches 260 degrees in 70 seconds, making Pepper Lunch a cheap, entertaining stop off if you’re in the big smoke.

537-551 George Street, Sydney


Kujin is an elegant setting to devour Japanese delicacies. Izakaya style teppanyaki is the specialty here, and whether it’s waygu, salmon or miso marinated kingfish you’re craving they have it. The seafood is sourced daily from the Sydney fish market, so we recommend embracing this during main course. Favoured for being one of the top teppanyaki joints in Sydney, thanks in large part to sashimi, Kujin’s other drawcard. So, it would be a crime not to start with an entree of assorted sashimi.

41B Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

I Chi Ban Teppan-Yaki

Food takes centre stage at this restaurant, as I Chi Ban Teppan-Yaki is self-described authentic Japanese ‘with a dash of theatre’. Based in the heart of the city, there’s a wide range of seafood, meat and vegetarian teppanyaki dishes. The menu dons both set banquets and an a la carte option to suit all occasions while the wine list here is stacked heavy with local Australian drops.

355 Sussex Street, Sydney

Packed full of flavour, our round-up of the best teppanyaki restaurants in Sydney will truly delight those among us who are big fans of Japanese BBQ. When you want to mix things up with other authentic flavours from afar, check out our round-ups of Korean BBQ and Middle Eastern dishes, all of which have made their mark on Sydney’s dining scene.

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