Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Enjoy some of the best Japanese food in Sydney alongside iconic views over Manly Beach at this relaxed restaurant and sake bar.

Minato is renowned for freshly made and beautifully-presented bites and great vibes. Beautifully designed with a mixture of tables, cabanas and an al fresco balcony, this restaurant is a stylish setting for a delicious dinner and sake or two.

The open kitchen is overseen by the chef Jin, who is known for sourcing quality ingredients and demanding exacting standards from his talented team.

The menu includes a huge choice of sumptuous sushi and sashimi, small plates, wagyu steaks and crispy tempura, as well as a mouth-watering selection of sides. The soft shell crab futomaki is a must, as are octopus balls with sweet soy.

An experienced bar manager is on hand to advise on sake pairings for your meal and there are more than 12 to choose from. There is also a large selection of beers, both on tap and bottled, as well as fine wines and classic cocktails.

Although it’s brand new, Minato is already making waves in Sydney’s dining scene. Book it while you can.

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Minato
Level 1, 49-53 North Steyne, Manly
Manly 2095

Open Hours:
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm and 4pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm

Phone: 02 8970 4066

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Minato
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Simon Grace

Thanks Minato for a fantastic evening. Great food, sake, vibe and view. Karaage was awesome!

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Ilija Sanio

Minato is set upon stunning manly beach and the food is simply incredible. Fresh Japanese with some asahi to wash it down and no complaints from the boys. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. We had a variety of dishes and everything was as good as the last. Get into Minato if you're a fan of Japanese, as you don't want to miss out on this delight.

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Angela Griffiths

One of the finest Japanese restaurant experiences on the Northern Beaches. Certainly the best in Manly. Food is fresh, traditional and creative. I had kingfish Sashimi, prawns and vegies. Cooked and presented beautifully. Son had Wagyu beef cooked to perfection. Staff polite and friendly. These guys are new but well worth the visit.

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Great food!

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Michele Manson

delicious and very generous serving sizes - we will definitely go back with or without First Table

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Simon Grace

Thanks Minato for a fantastic evening. Great food, sake, vibe and view. Karaage was awesome!

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Amazing food, super fresh sashimi! The restaurant and staff were super friendly and it was an overall great dining experience!

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One of the best views in manly and often overlooked.

Nicely furnished, good selection of tap beer, nice people. Food very good but competition is stiff. Huge Sake menu helps, stand outs were gyoza and volcano roll
Also need a $2 max miso! $4.50 is a bit stiff

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Lovely little place. Nice food. We enjoyed it :)

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We had the most amazing meal at Minato. The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. It was a cold, rainy night in Manly so it was sad there weren't more people enjoying this restaurant and great service. We will definitely go back.

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Karen Wetsteyn

Great views of Manly beach is the best thing about dining here. We ate a variety of dishes-from scallop ceviche( not sure why a Mexican dish was in a Japanese restaurant )-the ceviche was not marinated in lime/ lemon, but drizzled in balsamic-although the plate did look pretty. The rest of our meal was ok , but did not feel it was authentic "Japanese". Our waitress was clumsy-often leaning over us / our food and almost, a few times , knocking glasses over.

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Great fresh food cooked and presented well.
Great location and views too

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Raylee Gander

The overall experience was pleasant, some menu items are not available on First Table which was disappointing the beer on tap advertised was not available either. The service was great to start but as soon as other people arrived we felt that we were ignored.

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Food was amazing and fresh. Staff was kind and helpful!! Would definitely go back!!!

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Minato is a must in Manly. Food is fabulous. Best view in Manly of the surf. Don’t miss this place.

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Lovely food
Nice decor

Staff a bit struggle in english
But lovely

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My wife, son and I ate at Minato on Wednesday night and it was delicious. Our server was new and thus was a bit inexperienced but the owner/manager was there to ensure we had as good an experience as possible. We shared the sushi and sashimi plate for entree and our son had the Gyoza - both dishes were great. I ordered the Wagyu steak and was really looking forward to it but unfortunately was told after that they had run out - was very disappointed. I had the slow cooked beef ribs instead and they were fine but not what I wanted - and unfortunately my dishes didn't arrive until after both my wife and son had finished their meals (duck and chicken teryaki, which were both excellent).

So overall I would definitely recommend Minato as we understand when the server is so new to the job but the food makes it definitely worth going to and I would hopefully be able to get the wagyu steak next time!

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Had a superb japanese top quality food

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Linzie Batey

Good food with good service

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Lizzie Stabler

Wonderful! Such great value with First Table! We definitely over-ordered between a table of 4, but it was so delicious that we ate it all!! The sushi rolls are incredible! Will definitely be returning!

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Ilija Sanio

Minato is set upon stunning manly beach and the food is simply incredible. Fresh Japanese with some asahi to wash it down and no complaints from the boys. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. We had a variety of dishes and everything was as good as the last. Get into Minato if you're a fan of Japanese, as you don't want to miss out on this delight.

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The food , service and view was amazing . Manly locals support this restaurant as it’s fantastic food and BYO during the week !

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Merran Gillies

Excellent choices on the menu. We had the chef's selection of sushi and it was freshly made, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Helpful wait staff and a great view over Manly beach were a bonus.

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Food was really good and great location,
The only constructive feedback we had was the music could have been a bit bit better, the music didn’t suit the great fitout and location.

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Cassie Barry

Good sushi, beautiful location and attentive wait staff!

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marianne styles

We so enjoyed visiting Minato in it's new incarnation.
Firstly we were warmly welcomed by our waitress Beccy, and given a great table on the balcony with a moon rise view over Manly Beach.
We ordered a fresh and delicious Sashimi plate, edamame, mixed tempura and beef tataki.
Everything was well presented and delicious.
It was also good to meet the owner.
I highly recommend Minato for good Japanese food with one of the best views in Manly.

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Miki Omori

We had a great time there:) friendly staff, tasty food makes us very satisfied. I like their fresh sashimi, and buta no kakuni (pork belly)!

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Linzie Batey

Can’t fault anything the service, food and view was amazing will defiantly be back

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Great food, really good!!! The only thing i would mention is that the printed on white paper menus were dirty...could put more effort into it. Also the view is amazing however there is this ugly fake grass on the balcony and also i found a cork on the floor at my feet. I really think they should make an effort to make the restaurant look Japanese from the outside. There was one random kimino on the wall inside.Its about the overall experience, however i couldnt fault the food, so tasty.

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Great new Japanese restaurant in Manly, location and view is brilliant, food fantastic and very fresh! Seems to be supported by locals as it is upstairs so not alot of non locals would notice it, they need more presence downstairs on the footpath.

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Craig Chappell

Everything is awesome! Been here a few times and it’s consistently great. The Salmon main dish is superb. Customer service is also brilliant.

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world class location.
great food.

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Very pleasant evening overlooking the beach enjoyed the Sake and variety of dishes to share. Plans to go back

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Joe Khan

Great food and top notch service! The garlic prawn entree was especially delicious. Can’t wait to come back and spread the word.

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Craig Chappell

Some new dishes I’ve never seen before - all beautiful. Highly recommend

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Really nice venue, great views, friendly fast service and delicious food!

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Vanessa Blount

Delicious Japanese in a beautiful location with friendly and attentive staff.

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Tanya Colwell

Exceptional service, fresh yummy food, amazing views. Loved the sake flight and kingfish carpaccio was amazing. The sushi/sashimi platter was very fresh, quality though I thought overall was good but not exceptional. I hope that this restaurant does well because they're in an expensive part of Manly and the food and service are good. We enjoyed our lunch and will probably come back.

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Katie Keeling

Great food and lovely service, would definitely go back.

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We enjoyed our evening at Minato. Its got a great balcony and fantastic views. Prices were very reasonable for Manly.

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One of the few seaside restaurants in Sydney.
Food was authentic and really good.
Service was also perfect.
Thanks

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Albert Putra Sucipto

Loving this place to the fullest. Excellent food, sashimi and sushi was superb and beautiful service. Lovely view and will definitely come back!

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Minato is a hidden gem. The staff we’re exceptionally welcoming on arrival and the food was divine. The beef tataki was my favourite. For manly, Parking is easy in the parking station one block behind. We will definitely be heading back there.

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Great experience. The food was wonderful, the service is great and and the location is superb. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Garry Oliver

This was our First Table experience, we were very impressed. The food was amazing will definitely return.

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Tina Chan

Great food with one of the best views in Manly! Also enjoyed beers with happy hour and like the Sake Soda & Lime!

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We enjoyed a lovely Friday evening on the Minato verandah. The food was delicious and was served quickly. The menu had the basics plus some interesting additions. Non-alcoholic beverages were limited to the usual sodas and juices but the staff improvised well with the suggestions of our under age guests. We’ll definitely visit again.

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Matthew Brown

The location is spectacular with uninterrupted views from the balcony seating. Food was delicious, interesting and fresh. Some of the best Sashimi I have enjoyed outside of Japan.
Looking forward to going back.

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Angela Griffiths

One of the finest Japanese restaurant experiences on the Northern Beaches. Certainly the best in Manly. Food is fresh, traditional and creative. I had kingfish Sashimi, prawns and vegies. Cooked and presented beautifully. Son had Wagyu beef cooked to perfection. Staff polite and friendly. These guys are new but well worth the visit.

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Very good Quality clean authentic japanese food
The views from the restaurant are spectulat
We tried all the dishes from the entree and wagu beef for main course..... truly delicious

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