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Bookmark this page for whenever you need that umami hit!

We’ve rounded up some of the best Japanese restaurants from one end of the coast to the other, so bookmark this page for whenever you need that umami hit!

Blue Lemon Sushi, Terrigal

If you’re after top notch sushi this is a must-visit. Sit inside the small stylish exposed brick and wood interior, or snap a table outside in the sunshine (matched by the bright yellow chairs!). Located just off Terrigal Beach you’ll be satisfied by poke bowls, bento boxes and ramen but it is the sushi menu you really want to explore. Try their signature and special ranges such as the Spicy Crunch Salmon, Soft Shell Crab, or Scallop and Salmon. 

Open: Tue, Wed, Sun 10am-3pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm
Where: 4A Campbell Cres, Terrigal
Prices: Poke $19, Signature Nigiri $12 (3 pieces), Special Rolls $10.50 (4 pieces)
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Yasaka Japanese Dining, Long Jetty

Opening in 2020 Yasaka has earned its place as one of the coolest and tastiest additions to Long Jetty. Sourcing fresh ingredients from Sydney Fish Market, quality is on show here through its small but delicious menu and regular specials. Try the deep fried oysters, miso eggplant and the Yasaka Roll (cream cheese, salmon, avocado and tempura vege).

Open: Thu-Sun 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, Wed 5-9pm
Where: 1/328 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty  
Prices: Entrees from $6, Mains from $18.90
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Sushi Dojo, Erina

This small restaurant on the main road through Erina is a surprise spot for some good quality sushi or authentic ramen. If you can’t decide on your sushi, they make it easy with small, medium, large, or family selections, else sample your own way through their range of sashimi and special California rolls. They also do a well priced lunch special throughout the week Tuesday to Friday. 

Open: Tue-Fri 11am–2:30pm, 5–9pm, Sat 5-9pm
Where: 1/162 The Entrance Rd, Erina  
Prices: Ramen $16, Sushi Platters $15 (small) to $54 (family)
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Yusu Japanese, Ettalong

This family run restaurant in Ettalong can be easily missed, tucked away inside the Galleria but it is worth hunting out for a visit. With authentic flavours and known to be celebrated by Japanese visitors and expats, the menu is full, varied and caters well to vegetarians. 

Open: Wed, Thu, Sun 6-9pm, Fri-Sat 6-10pm
Where: 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
Prices: Entrees from $6, Mains from $15, Sushi from $16, three banquet menus available 
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Miori Japanese, Umina Beach

Don’t let the sparse interior fool you, because the menu is far from it! Come for your sushi fix or delve into the flavours of BBQ wagyu miso beef steak, teriyaki pan-fried salmon, or prawn curry. This is also a great place to explore the world of sake through a tasting paddle of 3, 5 or 8 different sakes. 

Open: Tue-Sat 11am–2:30pm, 5–9:30pm
Where: 312-320 Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach
Prices: Entrees from $8, Sushi Selection Plates from $24, Mains $13-28
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Ultra Ramen 

This 100% vegan option runs as a pop-up so you’ll have to keep an eye out online for where and when you can catch them, but it’s definitely worth it! The plant based menu is out of this world tasty and has built a loyal group of followers. You’ll find all the favourites including vegan pork buns, fried chicken and miso ramen. 

Where: Online orders for takeaway pick up at pop-up locations (most often Long Jetty Takeaway)
Prices: from $12-$20
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