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Goryon San, Surry Hills, AU-NSW

Goryon San

4.5
4.5
339 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Japanese
We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brand "Goryon San" is from Japan. We serve Japanese yakitori, Ramen, Sake and also beer, wine.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Izakaya

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0414 992 228

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Goryon San is a Japanese Izakaya Style restaurant. We serve Ramen and Japanese Rice Bowl for lunch,Yakitori and Grill for dinner.

  • Area

    Surry Hills

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Central station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Omakase (Ku-shi) menu $99p.p

    A$99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Chef's Degustation menu
  • Christmas OMAKASE Menu

    A$188.00 per person

    24 Dec - 25 Dec 2022
    Chef's Degustation Christmas menu $188/p.p.

What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney

    Japanese

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. PL

    PhoebeL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    If the service is bad ,you will feel anyone even the food is great.
  2. C

    Chifuku

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Very poor customer service. No formal apology for pouring dirty water on a customer, but only consoling the employee. No discount or service after the mess. The atmosphere is good but definitely overpriced. No worth to go there.
  3. ML

    MichaelL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening we had at Goryon-San. Service was friendly, welcoming and unintrusive. Atmosphere was warm and with lots of joy around the room. Each dish was delicious and some were just absolutely incredible with notes and details in the flavours, textures and presentation that had us awed - the omelette cubes with the unagi were a highlight. There’s evidently a lot of love and craftmanship going into the experience they create at Goryon-San. You should definitely check it out.
  4. TK

    TandK

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We enjoyed the food from A la carte. Wagyu and kimchi pork roll are nice. However chef’s mystery 5 should be avoided. It sounds like a good value but you don’t get anything exciting. It’s better to order what you fancy from a la carte menu. This is my third visit and I found staff are not as enthusiastic as before, and chef may not be as caring, given the mystery skewers were bit average.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had our anniversary dinner here and everything was lovely. I have read mixed reviews about Goryon San but can confirm the food was amazing and staff was nice. We ordered skewers to start and it was more filling than we was expecting - in a good way of course. We got busy eating hence didn’t take a picture of all the dishes but overall a pleasant experience and would recommend this restaurant!
  6. SK

    SamuelK

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice cosy place for a unique take on izakaya yakitori food while catching up with friends.
  7. JB

    JemB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Would have given it 5 stars but our table was squeezed in the corner at the far end of the kitchen counter.
  8. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food is soso, with the same price range, i will choose CHACO bar instead. Atmosphere is good, however table are quite packed, after seated, our chair basically hit the other table.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The service was terrible, waitress kept asking us to pass her glasses , that’s just weird, one or two I can understand. Keep doing that just awful.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Its a very good place for gathering and very chill environment. Not noisy .the food in general was just ok ,sashimi was good but over price ,Skewers is pretty bad tbh . It supposed to be a bbq skewers place .
  11. PN

    PollyN

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food, lots of options and cooked to order. Seafood was great especially scallops. Love the grilled skewers too.
  12. A

    Aldiko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was wonderful. The skewers were a great surprise, particularly the Sukiyaki skewer. In terms of the environment, the waiters were highly attentive though the seating can be slightly cramped depending on the table you have assigned. Some of the items were on the pricier end in terms of value, particularly the drinks and desserts. However, in terms of the main items such as the skewers, they were all greatly prepared by the chefs and presented.
  13. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious & great customer service ! We will go back again soon !
  14. S

    Still

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food is ok, drink is ok, gelato's pretty good . But no value for money. My husband and I spent $320 and he said he's still hungry. We ended up had two more ramen in elsewhere after the dinner
  15. J

    Jeff

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is friendly and service is good. The quality of the food is very good.
  16. JS

    JunitaS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday (21st October 2022) was my third visit to Goryon San. As always, the food was amazing. The service was great. Will definitely visit again :).
  17. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. Salt favour was better. We asked for hot sake but the waitress didn’t pay attention and serve the chilled one though. Everything else was good.
  18. v

    vickyl

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food and services, I love the wagu beef
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious izakaya experience. The service is friendly and efficient and the food was grilled perfectly. The signature dishes like the sukiyaki skewers and the pork belly wrapped lettuce skewers are quite special. A great neighbourhood find!
  20. DN

    DavidN

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another family birthday celebration we have decided to make Goryo San the place to be. Great food, sake and service - we can't fault that experience, and we are close to make it a family tradition.
  21. K

    Kaye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Goryosan, will come again! thank you for the great service and food. yummy
  22. R

    Rachey

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    it was average, you should be able to find better options for the price
  23. ST

    SaraT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real hidden gem of a restaurant! The food was excellent, the service was kind and efficient and the vibe was great! We hope to come back again soon. All the skewers were delicious and we especially loved the hot pot dumplings at the end. The broth was superb!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Izakaya experience in Sydney. Friendly attentive staff, combined with great traditional Japanese flavours. Bit crowded as the night went on, but overall wouldn't hesitate to come back.
  25. CT

    iCeT

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The food wasn't as good as how I remembered it compared to several years ago. Screaming loud waitresses made it less of an enjoyable ambience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super authentic restaurant
  27. GA

    GAMA

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed a family celebration. Nice food and fast service.
  28. CM

    CindyM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and you will never be disappointed with their service ! Had a lovely time there and the Wednesday Cocktails specials are definitely worth it. My all time favourite <3
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time, but always have a great time enjoying the food and drinks
  30. LB

    LaurenB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my parents here and the service was fantastic. We were sat at the end of the bar, which was the perfect spot for us to watch all of the chefs in action. The food was incredible, would 100% recommend.
  31. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Good foods, good atmosphere the overall quality is great must try the blue berry skewer
  32. MD

    MDFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney and definitely my favourite! They specialise in yakitori but there is literally something for everyone as there is so much variety on the menu, including a wonderful selection of drinks. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is cosy. For those who like to watch their food being cooked, they have bar seating for you to sit at and watch the chefs cook your yakitori. When you make a reservation, the restaurant writes a personalised note on washi paper with your name on it which is quite cute.
  33. AL

    AllyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Visited here for a birthday celebration, the service we received was not the best. We were given the bill and being rushed out at around 8pm even though we had the table till 8:30 pm and there was still empty tables around us. In my cocktail drink, there was a fruit sticker still stuck on the lemon. The food was just average.
  34. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good, ambience, great service. This is in the high end from pricing perspective
  35. EO

    EmmaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, efficient service and great atmosphere
  36. FX

    FXxx

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If you haven’t try it yet I don’t recommend this restaurant, food tastes average but the price too much which those charged $150 already and you can spend $150 to lots of restaurant with good service, especially the berry cheese pork skewer is cold, we need to asked for salt and chili powder which nothing on our table even the water, I really doubt the rate is half of fake….
  37. PK

    PeterK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    This is the first time we have returned to Gordon San since 2019 & we were sadly disappointed. The restaurant has rather lost it’s verve. The service was poor, the previous lively ambiance lacking & the food not a patch on their pre-pandemic offerings. The only time the staff showed any real acknowledgement was as we were leaving! We will not be rushing to return.
  38. DN

    DavidN

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great family dinner organised by my better half celebrating my birthday, and it was such a good choice. We arrived at 5:30pm being the first table, and set on the best seat in our opinion straight up. Great service, friendly sake recommendation and engaging conversation for my 10yo boy keeping the experience entertaining for him. Food ordered was served promptly with great service, along with solid taste, especially the tonkotsu stock based Hakata Taki Zosui was amazing and really filling for us. Great birthday family dinner thanks to the team & will look forward to our next visit for sure.
  39. AM

    AlejandroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their yakitori are delicious. They also offer western fusion such as the berry mozzarella wrapped in pork belly.
  40. E

    Emski

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and great food! Will definitely be back to try more.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Goryon San offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0414 992 228.

Goryon San is rated 4.5 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Goryon San

47 Reservoir St, Surry Hills, AU-NSW 2010

Additional information

  • Area

    Surry Hills

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Izakaya

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Central station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0414 992 228

  • Catering

    Goryon San is a Japanese Izakaya Style restaurant. We serve Ramen and Japanese Rice Bowl for lunch,Yakitori and Grill for dinner.

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