about us

our mission

To create a little slice of Japan on the Sunshine Coast – where locals and visitors return for consistently fresh flavours, authentic taste and simply great quality Japanese. Whether eating in with friends or family, lingering with a special person and a bottle of wine or grabbing a quick bite on the run, we hope you enjoy a unique and refreshing Sushi Wave experience and the best sushi on the Sunshine Coast!

Kaz Yuki - Owner and Head Chef

The Yuki Family

our story

Born and bred in Tokyo, Japan owner/chef Kazuto (Kaz) Yuki spent his early years helping out in his grandparent’s eel restaurant.

After immigrating to Australia in 2002, Kaz left a career in architecture to pursue his life-long passion for cooking, honing his skills in some well known Noosa restaurants.

During this time he noticed a need for good quality sushi in the region. Sushi which paid homage to the deep traditions of Japan, starting first and foremost with respect for the way the rice is prepared. It was his marriage to Aussie-born Suzi and the birth of their daughter which was the real impetus for Kaz to follow his dream and open his own business. Creating Sushi Wave was the perfect way for Kaz to find his authentic place within the community he loved and connect his daughter to her Japanese heritage.

At Sushi Wave, Kaz proudly heads a full Japanese kitchen and dedicated team dishing up the freshest sushi and sashimi as well as mouth-watering Izakaya-style hot dishes. His 12 year old daughter is already setting the tables.

“When one tugs at a single thing in local business he finds it attached to the rest of the community.”

Adapted quote by John Muir

community

Sushi Wave strives to operate as a socially and ethically responsible business, embracing the values of honesty, integrity and respect for all.

With the knowledge that for every dollar spent at a locally owned business, 70 cents remains in the community, Sushi Wave proudly employs locals, supports local businesses and contributes to community events like Peregian Originals, school fundraisers and local charities. Kaz and his family also take part in an annual Japanese cultural morning at Peregian Community Kindergarten where his daughter attended in 2012. Each year he teaches sushi making to a new wave of enthusiastic 4 year olds.

environment

At Sushi Wave we are dedicated to minimising our environmental impact and are continually monitoring and making improvements to our water and energy use, waste management and packaging.

I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.
Denis Hayes

health

Salmon and avo sushi

A fun, fresh, wholesome alternative for young families and those on special diets, our sushi offers a myriad of health benefits. Our brown rice sushi is a first in the region and fast becoming a popular choice. ALL our meat is FREE RANGE. All our sushi rice is SUGAR FREE. Over 95% of our menu is GLUTEN FREE, including ALL our sushi.

We use GF soy sauce (incl. take-away sachets), GF flour and breadcrumbs in our kitchen, and take special care to avoid cross contamination for those with coeliac disease. Brown rice sushi and vegan options are also available.

Please feel free to discuss any special dietary needs with one of the Team.

our team

The Sushi Wave Team is a talented, dedicated, hardworking bunch of individuals with a passion for great food and great service. There is laughter and friendship in the kitchen which flows into the food and into the restaurant. A strong work ethic, genuine concern for others and attention to detail underpin the work philosophy of the Sushi Wave Team.

The kitchen team are all originally from Japan and have chosen the Sunshine Coast as their home. Each team member takes great pride in their Japanese heritage and delight in sharing it with customers of Sushi Wave, through their food, custom and language.

Long term front of house team members include local school students who do an amazing job balancing their work and study commitments. There is a palpable bond between team members with lasting friendships formed as the Sushi Wave family, now in its 12th year, continues to grow.

Sushi Wave Team 2021

From left to right: Yoko, Kasey, Taka, Katie, Kaz, & Junji

our venue

Nestled in a lively cafe courtyard on Peregian Boardwalk, Sushi Wave is the perfect spot for lunch.

With a 30 seat capacity, dining is mainly alfresco with sheltered seating and sea breezes at the rear of the shop and tables and umbrellas in the courtyard.

We also have indoor window bench seating for ten, where you can enjoy your sushi and watch the world go by.

We are open every day from 11am until 2pm for casual BYO dining and take-away.

noosa junction

The Noosa Junction Seafood Market also sells a selected range of fresh Sushi Wave sushi, Monday to Saturday from 10.30am.

The Sushi Wave Car