We had a night off parenting and head into the city for dinner. Kurt did a google search to find what was in the area we were headed to and came across Kanade, a new Japanese restaurant in Sydney’s CBD on Clarence Street. We made a booking online and found the venue easily. The restaurant is quite expansive with a few intimate tables separated by red curtains as well stools at the sushi counter or bar.

We start with drinks and manager was really helpful in cocktail advice. Although there were heaps of great options on the menu, he was also keen to make according to preference. I like sweet, a tad sour and also egg whites and he made up a great one, presented in one of their cute cups with a flower. A lot of the drinks come served with smoking theatrics too. He also presented us with a Tequilla shot for fun. You could easily just come here for a few drinks.

Their menu is a range of cold and hot starters, sashimi, sushi and larger mains, as well as some daily specials. They even do Japanese style spaghetti; like their version of Carbonara. We didn’t order this, but it looked really good!

I really wanted the duck that I’d seen on some bloggers’ coverage but it was a special that had since ended, however, we were lucky that a new special also took our fancy – the miso toothfish. A beautiful piece of fish, cooked perfectly. We also shared the sashimi salad, that comes with the dressing on the side, nicely presented, though the tiny diced sashimi is hard to eat for those hot experienced with chopsticks. We also had their cabbage salad that was surprisingly moreish in a good way. The shio kombo and sesame oil kept us going back for more and more.

After this, we shared an eggplant and zucchini dish, nicely flavoured, though could have done with a touch longer on the grill. When looking at other diners’ orders, the sushi looks great and the wagyu beef is a must order next time.

The variety here is quite good and we felt the menu was reasonably priced. Everything came out with food efficiency and staff were eager to please. We hope you make a visit and enjoy your experience too.


62 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000


Tuesday – Friday: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm

Saturday 5:30–9:30 pm 

Sunday & Monday closed

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