Goryon San

4.6
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$41 to $100
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Japanese

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We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brand "Goryon San" is from Japan. We serve Japanese yakitori, Ramen, Sake and also beer, wine.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kazu
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere. Fantastic food. We already miss them! We’ll definitely come back as soon as possible.

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VaniaS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food are really good and so are the drinks but I feel like service could be a bit faster. We were given a maximum stay of 2 hours so it would be great if food is served faster. Must try the LBP skewers and their rice soup.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to be there. Always the best choice to go!

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Mel1
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Skewer servings slightly smaller than last I went. $10 for a small piece or Wagyu. Staff were quite slow and not attentive enough, forgetting about us seated for the side..

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TonyK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food was unique & delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Japanese food and their culture. This venue gave me lots of memories of being in Japan, from the famous greeting upon entering to whiskey highballs. This extends right through to their food also. Pork belly and onion skewers were a highlight for me. Perfectly seasoned delicious mouthfuls. A wonderful experience all in all.
My partner has a severe shellfish allergy and the staff went to great lengths to help us in avoiding any possible contamination.

Oishii

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HugoG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is about average, over price.
Service is good for izakaya bar.

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OonaghM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere are great here. Freshly cooked with lots of options and selection. The prawn tempura and scallops wrapped in bacon were amazing. 3 brown mushrooms on a stick - not so exciting. Nice drinks list. Service was very friendly and polite. We had a tiny issue with some items we ordered not arriving, but it was quickly resolved once we raised it and the staff were very apologetic. We live locally, and will definitely be back again for more of those delicious, healthy skewers.

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MaggieD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is good. I love this restaurant and food. The staffs are very nice.
But there is too smoky when I sat at bar table longer.
The purging system should be update.

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Flossy
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and lovely ambience and staff. The waitstaff could have been slightly more attentive (although we were there 9-10pm on a Tuesday night) but overall the service was good, and still above average for Sydney. Food was delicious. Would love to go back.

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EricaL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent, cosy environment, will definitely recommend Goryon San to friends.

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Sunflower
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice!
I had a great time and the food was delicious

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zhijun
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The fusion food is a bit weird and the price is higher than my expectations

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night with excellent food and service. We sat at the bench and watched the chefs on the bbq’s which was really interesting.
Thank you again.

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RedfernFoodie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service in an authentic setting

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hungryformorefood
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's exciting must try for Japanese Izakaya style dinning. Food was delicious, it's a bit pricey but good quality food and cocktail. It's moderately noisy between dinner and greetings by staff but that's part of the fun too.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best! Hey love this place, all hard working people creating unique vibes and atmosphere!

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tariqk
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an experience to match. The place makes you wan to come back. Love the place.

BC
BenjaminC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I organised a team dinner at Goryon San with 8 other colleagues. We all had a great night. Foods and beverages are fantastic. Service was great and friendly. It is a modern twisted Izakaya house.

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StephenJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to have a dinner and drinks..would visit again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

can be a bit loud but excellent range of food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to sit by grill and intereact with chef. An immersive dining experience with tasty food

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and authentic. Reminds me of the the same dishes I tried in Fukuoka. The beef tongue was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing matcha tiramisu.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! That’s become my favorite Japanese restaurant in Sydney

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Nada
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion sizes for skewers were generous and delicious. Ambiance was fantastic.

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KUSHIMANIA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my second time to visit Goyn san.
First time was just after opening.
Second time is Christmas busy season.
Staff is always friendly and serve with very well manners.
I just notice that the taste of sauce is very sweet and thick.
Presentation of Match tiramisu is totally changed.
Perhaps they try to please International customers and
cut off all the time consuming procedures to serve food faster and cheaper,
It is losing energy of starting period.... But still I like this lively restautrant.

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food and pretty drinks. Sit by the bar for full experience

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Cccj
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food is awful and is OVERPRICED. Sukiyaki tastes bad as hell. Seafood bowl is great, recommend. The service was bad, they cannot arrange your seats properly.

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Mtran
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely nothing to fault.
Speechless.
This place just makes you want to come back for more and appreciate the art of culinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste of heaven

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Linda
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed my experience dining here! Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Highly rate the food and drinks here. Definitely will be coming back again. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quality experience. Would highly recommend people check out this place.

BC
BenjaminC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. A lot of drinks options. Staffs are very nice. Highly recommend you make a booking before ahead. It's a very popular izakaya. They made a special table card on your reserved seats, which is really thoughtful. Friend & I have decided we will go back there again and try more Kushiyaki.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just amazing!! Food was sooo good And great atmosphere. Will come back :)

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Nana
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Wednesday night with my colleagues. Food, atmosphere, services were all great! There is not noisy inside, so we were comfortable to stay and talk. The one thing everyone should know the big table is not big. We were 6 Asians, so we could fit, but quite tight. If you are well-build, it's better to let them know.

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Sky000
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, nice atmosphere. Really really good experience.

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WanqiS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice Japanese restaurant with a lovely wine list. All skewers are recommend!Absolutely love umeshu high ball and Hibiki.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambience was nice but service was slow maybe due to Saturday business. We ordered a large sake and it took us to ask the waitress 3 times and by the time sake had arrived. We were half way through our dishes

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ShannonN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, however service was fairly dismal. There is a 2 hour time limit per seating and they did not seem to be in a rush to serve us until our bill came at the end.

FAQs

Goryon San offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0414 992 228.

Goryon San is rated 4.6 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

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