(Sydney) Nazimi


Unfortunately, our Sydney trip had to come to an end and for our last dinner there, my cousins and I decided to go to Nazimi. Nazimi is situated closely to Sushi & Grill @York Street, and just like the other Japanese restaurants we’ve tried in Sydney, the food didn’t disappoint either. Even though the small restaurant was already packed with people, it was still pretty quiet and most diners were considerate by keeping their volumes down while they talk. We enjoyed our dinner at Nazimi in peace and it was one of the most relaxing places I’ve been to in the usually busy and crowded CBD of Sydney. Even though the food were quite pricey (compared to the portion), it’s worth the quality.

 – General Review –

  •  Service: 8/10

Waiters and waitresses were quite friendly, patient, and also soft-spoken. Quite a lot of food choices available as well.

  • Servicescape: 7.7/10

The restaurant was small and seats were limited, but it was warm and cozy inside. It was also brightly-lit, well-decorated and exuded a very homely atmosphere. There were also quaint and cute Japanese decorations on display, with soft Japanese music playing in the background.

  • Non-smoking area: Yes, seats are indoors and smoke-free.
  • Vegetarian dishes: Available but quite limited.
  • Price range: $$ (AU$15 – $20 for most main dishes.)

Overall Rating: 8/10

 – Food Experience –

1) Salmon and Avocado Salad:

Loved the salad, and that’s pretty rare considering that I’m not a huge salad fan, but this was one of the exceptions (or maybe Japanese salads in general). The salmon pieces were fresh, along with the other ingredients, and the avocado was quite sweet too. The portion was a little small though.

Salmon & Avocado Salad ($11.80)

Salmon & Avocado Salad ($11.80)

2) Volcano Roll:

The Volcano Roll was my favourite dish from Nazimi and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to dine here. The sushi had a pleasant crunch, came in eight pieces, and consisted of cucumber, crabstick and avocado. It’s topped with salmon, avocado and fish roe, and also drizzled with sweet chili sauce. Definitely a must-try!

Volcano Roll ($16.80)

Volcano Roll ($16.80)

3) Ebi Don:

The Ebi Don had a bit too much egg in my opinion, but it was still quite good. The dish wasn’t very salty, and the ebi was delicious and fried nicely. I would prefer it if the ginger had been separated though.

Ebi Don ($16)

Ebi Don ($16)

4) Nazimi Udon:

I enjoyed the udon as well and it felt like this dish was one of the healthier ones that I had in Sydney. The udon was well-cooked and the dish had adequate flavour without being too overwhelming or bland. The udon was chewy but the flour was quite subtle, and the soup was quite clear and not salty. The dish also incorporated seaweed, shiitake mushroom and other vegetables. Healthy and delicious!

Nazimi Udon ($14.50)

Nazimi Udon ($14.50)

5) Nabeyaki Seafood Udon:

The Nabeyaki Seafood Udon included different types of seafood into the dish, such as mussels and prawn, and then topped with egg. It was a great dish in general, with average-sized portion, and the dish tasted really good with the spice.

Nabeyaki Seafood Udon ($18)

Nabeyaki Seafood Udon ($18)


Location: Lower Ground, 141 York St, Sydney – NSW, Australia (2000)

Contact number: +61 2 9283 2990

Operating hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 3pm; 5pm – 10pm

Sun: Closed

Posted by: V

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