I always thought that Japan City was a gift shop. Really, I did. I used to walk by the one at the Westfield’s in Hornsby and stare at amazement at the utterly cute things in the window. Well, little did I know that it also had a sushi bar! Would the food be as adorable as the random gifts?

Well they were. The sushi was dainty and a comfortable mouthful, and packed full of flavour. The seafood was fresh and well balanced, and the service was polite and attentive. There wasn’t table service, but they were lovely and polite in seating the group before informing us that we need to order at the counter, and the food will be brought out to us.


We also ordered some gyoza and Japanese marinated eggplant, which were also quite delish. The food came out all at once, which was nice especially we were sharing, and the interior had a lovely bright atmosphere, filled with beautiful Japanese goodies.

In all, a pleasant experience, and one that I wouldn’t mind repeating again. I also loved the extra perk – they provided free wifi and let us sit and chat for as long as we wanted without trying to reclaim the table for other customers. Lovely, fresh and light.


We ate at:

Japan City Top Ryde Pty Ltd
(02) 9809 3001
Shop L1/ 109-129 Blaxland Rd
Ryde NSW 2112, Australia

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  1. Amy zhong August 5, 2013 at 12:22 am

    i thought japan city only did gifts and teas, i didnt know it was a fully fledged food place!

  2. August 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I live down the road from Top Ryde but never thought to eat at Japan City. You’ve made me want to try it….may even take my laptop in here and do some writing!

  3. Amelia May 1, 2014 at 12:24 am

    wow, your photos look awesome. I’ve never eaten there but I’ve shopped there a few times.
    But where do you go to the toilet ?

    1. Tammi Kwok May 1, 2014 at 12:30 am

      Hi Amelia! Um..just in the centre? Why?


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