Renowned as one of the leading Omakase sushi masters in Australia, Chef Yoshii has over 38 years’ experience having worked across Japan and Australia where he gained notoriety for his precise sushi style, mixed with a modern and creative take on ingredient combinations.
“I am very much looking forward to my return to Sydney’s dining scene. One of the things I love most about Sydney is the seafood produce we have access to, so I can’t wait to start creating dishes together with Chef Nobu that hero that remarkable fresh local produce.”
Please note we only have a limited number of reservations available for Yoshii’s Omakase, released via our website on a monthly basis.
Derived from a Japanese phrase meaning "I'll leave it up to you,” the culinary experience will leave all decision-making in the hands of Chef Yoshii. Diners are still engaged in the cooking process, with Chef Yoshii preparing their meal in front of them in an intimate and personal setting.
Ryuichi Yoshii is a second-generation Japanese Sushi Master, with his work in that area considered the benchmark in Australia. Born in Nagasaki, a suburban town near Fukuoka in the south of Japan, Yoshii learned the art of Japanese cuisine from his Sushi Chef father at a young age.
The mix of exotic cultures and diversity of food in Nagasaki inspired his open-minded, experimental approach to cooking. Now Yoshii is as well known for his amazing knife skills as he is for his clever and thoughtful combinations of unexpected ingredients.
Sydneysiders may know Chef Yoshii from his former roles as head chef of Shiki Japanese Restaurant, followed by Yoshii Restaurant, and then Barangaroo fine-diner, Fujisaki.
His dream of owning his own restaurant finally came to fruition in 1997 in prominent Darling Harbour, Sydney. Yoshii’s skill and reputation went from strength to strength and in 2002, Yoshii moved his restaurant to Sydney’s up market The Rocks, where his popular seasonal menu became even more refined.
Yoshii’s concept that food and wine should complement each other to create the ultimate experience is reflected in his menus and pairings. Yoshii’s reputation is far reaching with several international TV cooking show appearances and guest appointments at some of the world’s best restaurants. He also became a regular character in Oishinbo, a popular Japanese ‘grown up’ comic book focusing on food. In recent years, Yoshii has showcased his signature dishes and knife skills in front of hundreds of foodies and critics at summits, shows and festivals all over the world.
6pm - 11pm (Tu - Th)
5:30pm - 7:45pm (Fr, Sa)
8pm - 11pm (Fr, Sa)
*Opening hours are subject to change *First Seating *Second Seating
Please note we only have a limited number of reservations available for Yoshii’s Omakase, released via our website on a monthly basis. Next release is on 1 February 2021 for March reservations.
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