For some of the most impressive sushi and sashimi in the southern hemisphere, you’ll want to be visiting Riuchi Yoshii’s restaurant in the Rocks.
The menu changes pretty regularly, depending on the season but signatures like the sea urchin egg cup – silken custard dotted with urchin roe in a little hen’s egg – are worth a look in as is the stunning selection of raw fish which, if you go for sushi at lunch time, is only $40. You’ll see the ikes of tuna belly when it’s in season as well as delicate slivers of raw scallop and whiting. It’s a fairly stark space, and very Japanese in execution (read: silent as the grave with half the atmosphere) but they’ve got a wonderful selection of sake and the food is excellent. Go the whole hog and have the tasting menu to really experience what Yoshii can do.