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134 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9516 5959
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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460 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot say to much wrong about this place The food is excellent and not expensive for a Japanese We love the teriyaki banto box Great meal The staff however are not always fabulous The place is a little tired and could do with a cleanup fresh paint and table Over all we go to the place for a great... More 

Thank mje0250
Mascot, Australia
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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Although this restaurant has paint coming off the walls, it really is a little gem at the end of the street. The food was fresh and the price reasonable. The staff were attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back.

Thank izyphotos
Palermo, Italy
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Turkish icecream, amazing flavours! Take a cono or a small cup (always a juge quantity of icecream) you'll love it!

Thank 1234anna2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on 14 Jan 2017. The service was really bad, like they don't even want any customers. Behave rudely and never smiles. Food is alright tho, still would not recommend

Thank Chester W
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive staff and fantastically fresh food. You won't be disappointed at Hiraru. Will be back again.

Thank vicky-arnett
Sydney, Australia
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460 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

For Japanese food it is great simple not the most gourmet but affordable so we love this place that has been present to us local for some years The staff can be at time a little on the slow side It after all the banto box is our favourite with a Japanese beer Recommended lunch or diner

Thank mje0250
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Two couples, no booking, just a walk up and were quickly accommodated. Service was friendly and efficient, meals promptly served, with sufficient time between dishes. Seems to be a very popular place, even for a weekday evening. Food was great

Thank Penycraig
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Hikaru serves delicious food, great presentation and very good price. Very fresh sashimi and the dinner bento box is huge. Worth trying!!

Thank Kelly W
Sydney, Australia
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460 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hikaru is a Japanese that is totally casual With NO fuss The food will arrive most likely a different time to the dishes ordered We always go for the bento boxes Terriaki chicken that is served in a fairly large trait that will contain A separate ball of miso soup and on the trait an entre with several fried dishes... More 

Thank mje0250
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Just went in for lunch and absolutely loved it. Great tapas style entrees and not expensive. Good service and very fresh produce. Will be back for more!!

Thank tatjana j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9516 5959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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