Zushi - Surry Hills

4.7
49 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Cosy
We’re your fun neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located on Crown Street in the heart of bustling Surry Hills, Sydney.

At Zushi we love our customers and our customers love our relaxed approach, coupled with delicious food, friendly service and dining options in our buzzy restaurant, upstairs mezzanine and open air courtyard. We offer dine in, takeaway, catering, dinner delivery.

Chef Lee brings his 27 years experience to our kitchen and creates a mix of sushi and innovative Izakaya inspired dishes using carefully sourced local ingredients. Sharing is caring in the tradition of Asian dining, so we encourage a tapas style dining experience whether you are a group of two or twenty.

Zushi is fully licensed and offers an exciting list of cocktails for those who have worked up a thirst. We also love sharing our passion for sake, beer and wines to match your meal.

So strap on your sushi helmets, sharpen your chopsticks and bring your appetite!
What 49 People Are Saying
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AK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere (we sat outside) was wonderful!! We live zushi - best Japanese in sydney

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T
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was wonderful, I had all the traditional Japanese options and enjoyed it insanely. Amazing sushi and I’ve been craving the food there all week, definitely going back in the near future

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never have I been to a restaurant where gluten free is the rule not the exception! Not only was it refreshing to feel normal but to have such a selection!
The sushi was incredible, mouth-wateringly fresh flavoursome fish.
The wagyu beef was soft melt in the mouth cooked to perfection.
The spinach and sesame side was a fantastic accompaniment so full of flavour & really unique.
Having a gluten free soya sauce bought to the table especially.
The portions are very generous leaving some to take home.
Service here was impeccable, friendly and intuitive! They even actually read the note on opentable I had left to say I was GF before I arrived.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 5 July 2019

Hi Lauren! Thanks for your great review! It's our pleasure that you had an wonderful experience with us. We keep trying to have a best menu for everyone with any dietary requirements. Hopefully see you again soon in the future!! Thank you:)

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LH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and friendly prompt service. You must try the tacos! Awesome!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing place

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

used to be good, food was band, too expensive same as drinks.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Its hard to find quality japanese cuisine but this tops them all. Every bite was amazing. I would go back again.
5 star all and all

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi, Rocky. Thanks for your great feedback. Our chefs are doing great job to keep the food always fresh, and it's really great you were happy with that. Hopefully see you soon again! Thanks.

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B
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Highly recommend :)

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MR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. A little bit pricey but I think you pay for what you get. Quality.

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 6 June 2019

Hi, Marq. Thanks for your warm feedback. It's good to see you recognised we try to keep our food fresh. We will keep trying to provide fresh food and good service. Hopefully see you soon in the future!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a lovely relaxed evening at Zushi
Delicious food, wonderful vegetarian menu and great service

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 6 June 2019

Hi, Dana Thanks for your great review! We are very vegetarian friendly restaurant as you mentioned:) We will keep trying to provide great food and service. Hopefully see you soon again!

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LN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE best sushi and Japanese dining experience I have had in Sydney. The food, value and service were all exceptional. Definitely recommend!

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi, Lana. Thanks for your great feedback! We will keep trying to provide the best food and service. Hopefully see you again soon!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is our go to, such a great local gem!!

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi, thanks for your warm review! Hopefully see you soon again!

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C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Great food and service, will be back for sure!

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi Charlotte. Thanks for your great review. We will keep trying to provide great food and service. See you soon!

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T
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was beautiful. The staff were faultless. Unfortunately we were put at a table upstairs which was right up against the front wall of the building and about 15cm from the next table. It was quite warm upstairs and with the low ceiling (although architecturally brilliant) it felt quite claustrophobic and we could hear every word of the seemingly loud conversation at the next table. By the end of the meal the crowd had thinned out and it was a bit cooler - so more amenable. We will return but will ask for a table downstairs next time.

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi, Terreys. Thanks for your warm feedback. We know depends on tables you can actually have different experience - Yes usually our upstair tables are more crowded, hopefully you can have better experience next time with us! Thank you.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi restaurant.
Recommended for great value and great food

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FJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really cool and chilled place for a dinner. They have a wide variety of dishes, the ones we had met our expectations. The staff was really friendly. I would only expand the drinks menu, but other than that it was pretty great.

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 4 April 2019

Hi, thanks for your warm reviews! It's really good to hear our food met your expectations and satisfied with our service. We keep working on our drink menu as well and thanks for your concern. Hopefully see you soon again! Thank you.

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NM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and super fresh! The restaurant itself is nice and cosy and also not super dressy which is nice.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to zushi for 6 years and have never had a bad experience. staff are always lovely and the food is great

Zushi - Surry Hills
Responded on 4 April 2019

Hi, Nathan. Thanks for your great comment!! Your comment is really meaningful for us. We will keep trying to provide the good quality food and the service. See you soon in the future!

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m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The fish was really fresh. High quality. Our only criticism is that we thought the rolls and the sushi tacos were a little bland.

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VB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were so wonderful - super accomodating, helpful and patient. The food was amazing and a particular stand out for me was the table itself: it was the best seat in the house, fab lighting and really good noise levels. A little bit expensive but totally worth it x

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V
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Sooooo good! The same is DANGEROUS. But so good. Eat sushi in Surry Hills for sure

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Awesome food and service. Would come back anytime.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, would be ideal for dates (sit upstairs)! The sushi and sashimi was fresh, we also really enjoyed the seared kingfish, gyozas and ocean roll - the ocean roll was a bit small in comparison to other places I've tried. Their portions weren't the biggest but not too bad. It is a tiny bit more expensive than your average sushi trains/local jap restaurants but overall they are trying for that 'next level up' experience. Service was good, they were busy so was hard to get the attention of waiters at times but overall were helpful and friendly.

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LM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue and atmosphere , staff were great and friendly .
Food was amazing I had been to the Barrangaroo venue a number of times and decided to take my wife for a belated valentines dinner . Highly recommend this place if your wanting amazing food

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G
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Now one of the quiet long- established Japanese restaurant in Surry Hills.
I’ve still got a photo of my self and friends having lunch here back in 2011! Beautiful venue, good fresh food and friendly service.
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HA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t fault it at all. Everything was freshly prepared and delish. Staff great , service great .

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zushi was awesome, fresh and delicious. The staff were attentive but not annoying and the sashimi tacos changed my life.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been going there for years now. It’s our go to sushi restaurant. Food is always fresh and your not paying top dollar for a good feed. Would highly recommend.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food, not too expensive. Very nice atmosphere and posh

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AT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic everything!
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Loved it. We'll definitely be back!

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EH
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience - sat upstairs with the children. Lovely friendly staff and tasty food. Great service, would go again.

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Randomly picked and wasn't disappointed.

Service was attentive, food was delicious amidst a fun atmosphere.

Would easily recommend to others and would go back.

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K
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. Had 5 course degustation lunch meal. Delicious food especially the fish dish and their interpretation of pork bun. Excellent service as well. Would recommend.

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! We really enjoyed it here :)

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L
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always been a favourite. If you want Japanese and don’t have the budget for Sake or Toko you go here, it’s wobderful, great restaurant.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and everyone was so friendly. We really appreciated the complimentary green tea ice cream for my fiances birthday. It was very special. Also - an excellent playlist!

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TK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to impress. The food is always very fresh and creatively present. The wine list is quiet extensive and reasonably priced. The service is well above average. A great night out.

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J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Best pork belly I've ever had. The caramelised eggplant was sensational too

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JP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! I can not say enough good things about Zushi in Surry Hills! Can not go wrong

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RT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, fresh food, good drinks list. Always get a table but do try to book a table just in case

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