We Tried The Newest (And Best?) Japanese Food In Nelson Bay


Tue – Sat
10.30 – 2.30
5.30 – 7.30

Last Updated on July 31, 2021 by Kyle Tully

Blink and you’ll miss it, this little hole in the wall eatery is the home of delicious and authentic sushi.

Still new to the area, Tsuki Japanese is quickly becoming a local favourite. They’ve (rightfully) developed a reputation for having the tastiest sashimi and wonderfully delightful flavours. You’ll find yourself entranced watching the owner/chef’s craft their dishes to precision from the deck. And drooling at the selection by the front counter.

Tsuki Japanese specialises in providing healthy and fresh meals made with local ingredients. Fresh yellowfin tuna and kingfish are sourced from local fishermen. You know you won’t find fresher, better grade sashimi anywhere else. The sushi is made daily on the premises each day by Japanese trained chefs. You absolutely can taste the difference.

Delicious Premium Jumbo Prawn Roll – yum!

You get a sense of homely perfectionism with Tsuki. A pride that is evident in every recipe and each little detail in the store front. Presentation of the food, as well as the look and feel of the nook are both deliberately delightful.Perfectly positioned for people watching, the wood frontage with contrasting black trims and traditional red accents are hard to miss.

This gem is tucked in beside the entrance of the Nelson Bay Medical Plaza. Designed as a cute takeaway joint and not necessarily a restaurant, the prime location is about convenience, not ambiance. With limited seating available, the food is best enjoyed in the sun by the water.

There’s no need to worry about finding parking either. Parking is available right outside the door or across the road.

Picking just one or two items from the menu is always tough!

On the Menu

The menu features an array of traditional Japanese cuisine including raw and cooked Sushi Rolls, Tempura, Miso Soup, Bento boxes, fresh tuna and salmon sashimi. Perhaps you’d prefer warm Japanese curries, Don bowls and also delicious sides of karaage chicken, or pork and vegetarian gyoza. Don’t forget to check the specials board too!

Finish the meal with water, soft drinks or traditional Japanese drinks (hot or cold)

Personal fave: The soft shell crab premium roll. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

You can see their full menu here

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Tsuki Japanese Takeaway located?

Tsuki Japanese is located in the heart of Nelson Bay at the front of Nelson Plaza (adjacent to the Shell petrol station)

Is there parking available?

There is ample street parking and free parking in the public car park diagonally opposite.

Are there vegetarian/vegan options?

Yes! The Buddha-Don and Vegan Bento Box are faves!

Does Tsuki Japanese deliver?

Delivery is available for dinner (5.30pm – 7.30pm) to Nelson Bay and surrounding suburbs. Minimum order amount is $25 and delivery fee is $6.95.

What time do they open?

10.30am for lunch Tuesday – Saturday (and closing at 2.30pm.) They re-open at 5.30pm for dinner (doors close at 7.30pm.

Do I need reservations?

No, Tsuki Japanese is a takeaway joint, so reservations are not required.

How much does it cost?

Side dishes start at $4, Sushi Rolls from $5, Sashimi Sets are $18 and Bento Boxes from $21.

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