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Izakaya Fujiyama
  • Shop G09, 38-52 Waterloo St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9698 2797,
  • Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Izakaya Fujiyama

There's no shakuhachi or koto playing here; instead, punters happily rock and roll to the staccato stabs of Chuck Berry's Gibson guitar, aided by a list of more than 100 sakes and boutique Japanese beers. The low-lit industrial space with minimal table distance and bar seating add to the sense of shared experience. And with the street-savvy bar staff guiding selections from a hand-scrawled menu, there's little reason not to let the good (bite-sized) times roll. Some edamame straight up, perhaps, followed by juicy balls of light, crisp chicken. Then a dish of kingfish aburi, say, or deep-fried tofu with a runny centre in a nicely seasoned broth. And don't miss the tuna katsu - crumbed and deep-fried, but still rare in the middle - in a punchy and rich garlic mayo with green chilli. The signature dish? Oddly enough, it's a perplexing concoction of peanuts, chocolate, lemon curd and deep-fried basil.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $5-$15

    M $26-$29

    D $8-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kenji Maenaka & Erina Akiyama



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