SUSHI YACHIYO - BRILLIANTLY AUTHENTIC JAPANESE ‘HOLE IN THE WALL’
Since I lived in Japan, I've been searching for that special place that really ‘feels’ Japanese and tastes it too.... Introducing Sushi Yachiyo!
Well now that I've found it I’m a once a week diner there (I’d eat there five days a week if I could). If you blinked, you’d miss it… it's tucked away in the chaos of the Inner East streetscape. And don’t be fooled by the understated décor, Sushi Yachiyo is the winner of the highest 3 stars from the Good Food Guide for food under $30, this restaurant is outstanding.
The fish is super fresh making the sashimi out of this world, the miso cod is extraordinary, the tempura delicious, the hotpots divine, the pork belly katsu delectable and the wooden boat-like platters filled with Japanese delights are a sight to behold. And don’t get me started on the sake.
The owner chef, Mitsu, has descended from a long line of Japanese chefs, bringing the traditional, authentic and pure art of Japanese cuisine to Darlinghurst, Sydney. He was apprenticed at the world famous Michelin starred six-hat restaurant "Akai". Today, Mitsu's cooking is influenced not only by his Japanese heritage, but also by Spanish, French, Italian and Thai cuisine. Every morning while Sydney sleeps, Mitsu can be found drunk at the Sydney fish markets personally selecting the freshest fish of the day.
So make your way to Sushi Yachiyo at 1/13 Kirketon Road, Darlinghurst (corner of William) and enjoy an unforgettable dinner or one of the Gozen degustations for lunch. And all this comes with the most unexpected vista of the Harbour Bridge and so reasonably priced.