About Kushiyaki Azuma Regent
Azuma restaurant first opened its doors on Falcon Street in Crows Nest in 1996. At that time there were only 28 seats, no liquor license and no menus! However it was Sydney's first late night Japanese restaurant and was blessed with success almost instantly.
Keen to deliver exceptional Japanese cuisine to more Sydneysiders, Azuma moved to a larger location on the same street in July 1998. The new Azuma had room for 40 and its popularity again grew with the addition of a liquor license.
In March 2002, Azuma was given the opportunity to move into Chifley Plaza in Sydney CBD. Master Chef, Kimitaka Azuma, described this relocation as "a big step", but welcomed the challenge and the opportunity to educate Sydney in "authentic" Japanese cuisine.
The success of Azuma restaurant along with the reputation of Kimitaka Azuma went from strength to strength in its new location. Azuma has become well know and loved amongst critics, restaurateurs, gourmands and Sydneysiders alike. Soon after moving to Chifley Plaza, Azuma was awarded Best Japanese Restaurant in 2003 and 2004 by The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald respectively.