Tetsujin | Melbourne

A fun izakaya-style eatery perfect for a quick bite of sushi in between shopping, or a smoky night of barbecue and drinks with friends. Tetsujin channels the energy and atmosphere of a bustling Tokyo izakaya, reimagined for its location in upscale CBD shopping centre, Melbourne Emporium. At the front of the venue, behind...

Gogyo | Surry Hills

Hands down one of my favourite new restaurants this year, Gogyo has reconfirmed my admiration forΒ Shigemi Kawahara, i.e. the same guy that brought us Ippudo, i.e. the creator of my ramen dreams. After two visits, I'm absolutely in love with this eatery, which serves up stunning, refined small plates alongside big bowls of slurpable Kogashi-style ramen...

Bang Bang Izakaya |Haymarket

One of the most vibrant and fun newbies in town! The team behind Bang Bang have successfully managed to capture the laid-back yet spirited vibe of a back alley izakaya bar. Draped in neon red light, its a feast for the senses with a killer cocktail menu to match...

Edition Coffee Roasters | Haymarket

Ridiculously beautiful plates of food executed with fine-dining techniques in a minimalist yet striking interior. Edition's unique Scandinavian-Japanese fusion menu offers meticulously garnished dishes like the butter poached prawns, effortlessly alongside comforting banana bread, house cured bacon and egg rolls and those spectacular soufflΓ© pancakes...

Kanzo Fresh Sushi | Parramatta

Having opened a second location just down the road from the first, Kanzo is bigger and better than ever. With all the favourites still on the menu, they've refined their offerings to provide a casual dining experience that really is value for money. Expect fresh, vibrant sushi and sashimi, and make sure you don't leave without trying the...

Cafe Kentaro | Surry Hills

Despite sharing many similarities with older sister Cafe Oratnek, Kentaro continues to innovate with a catalogue of fresh, new fusion dishes alongside the those they've become renowned for. A unique menu, which isn't afraid to offer Sydneysiders something completely new and different. Don't worry, there's still lots of matcha...

Cafe Oratnek | Redfern

The Japanese fusion menu includes gentle adaptations of Australian breakfast classics, including a smashed avocado with dashi poached tomato on rye, soft herbs andΒ goat cheese, and a brekkie burger with thick-cut bacon, poached eggs and wasabi hollandaise...