Azuma Kushiyaki: delicious Japanese grilled dishes and sushi in downtown Sydney


Azuma Kushiyaki is a cozy Japanese restaurant in the Sydney central business district. It serves “kushiyaki”: meat, seafood and vegetables grilled on skewers. It is the sister restaurant of the more upscale Azuma on Chifley Square.

Azuma Kushiyaki serves not only grilled dishes; they have an extensive menu that includes sushi, sashimi, otsumami (small dishes that accompany sake, beer and shochu), udon or ramen noodles in soup, rice dishes such as onigiri (rice balls with fillings of salmon, pickled plum, salted kelp and more).

My favorite dishes were indeed the kushiyaki, especially the paradise prawn, wild scallops, baby beef tenderloin with soy and butter, and shiitake mushroom stuffed with minced prawn. The agedashi tofu in a Japanese mushroom sauce was exquisite. The service is very Japanese: efficient but not hurried, discreet and proper.


Azuma Kushiyaki
Ground Floor
Regent Place Shopping Centre
501 George Street
Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9267 7775

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