Located on the top floor of the Galleries Victoria on George St (opposite the QVB and in short walking distance from Town Hall), the famed 'Ichi-Ban Boshi' Japanese restaurant could have easily gone unnoticed by prospective diners. In truth, I only "discovered" it after taking a visit to it's neighbour, Kinokuniya bookstore.
Once you have discovered it you'll be hard pressed not to be making return visits, for great value for money Japanese cuisine right here in inner city Sydney. The large restaurant is almost always full of people, which makes how quickly they serve their food surprising to say the very least. Their menu contains an exhaustive list of ramen, udon and green tea ice cream (yum!)
Worth the lunchtime wait!
Decent Japanese food for a good price. This place is great if you want a quick meal. Not really where you would go to eat out (as it is in a food court) but an absolutely decent Japanese meal. There is a huge amount of competition in this space, but it is one of two places in the vicinity that I would seek out to eat a Japanese Meal!
Average Japanese in a convenient location. It's not bad, but I feel there are better Japanese places in the city. I've tried the chicken katsudon and ramen here and they were alright but nothing to rave about. I do appreciate the side of miso that comes with rice dishes.
This is a great restaurant. Probably the best I've tried in Sydney so far outside of Japan in terms of taste. If an authentic taste is your priority (which I'm sure it is very important) then this is the place for you. The views and the environment isn't the greatest in the world, but that shouldn't matter when you're talking with friends or looking at the great food that's been served. Oh, and the waitresses there are Japanese, adding to the experience.
This is a great place to eat, the ticket for a table system is a little annoying but well worth it once you get a table. I'm a huge fan of Kaarage Don and Ichi-Ban Boshi do one of my favourites. while waiting for a seat have a wonder around the latest books at Kinokuniya.
This place is worth the wait, generally they always have long queues (which ths is a very good sign when going out to eat). The place speciallises not only in ramen but also some very good rice dishes. One of my favourit have to be the Tantantemen (one of the best in sydney).