Japanese Food

Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Chaco Bar is chef Keita Abe’s 25 seat yakitori style eatery in Darlinghurst. The dimly lit space opened in 2014 modelled on the restaurants from Abe’s native city of Fukuoka. The fit out features portraits…

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Tramsheds, Harold Park

On the former site of the Harold Park Raceway, Tramsheds is billing itself as a ‘community of good food and learning’. Developers Mirvac have built an enormous number of residential apartments on the site, however,…

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Guide to a week in Kyoto

After a week in Tokyo, a visit to Kyoto provides a pleasant change of pace with literally thousands of shrines and temples sitting alongside Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant local craft scene. The food in Kyoto…

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Cho Cho San, Potts Point

Cho Cho San is a stylish, izakaya restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine in Sydney’s fashionable Potts Point neighbourhood. Opened in 2014 by the team behind the nearby Apollo, architect George Livissianis has used polished concrete,…

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Rakushokusha Maru, Tokyo

Rakushokusha Maru is one of two Tokyo restaurants run by owner-chef’s Keiji Mori. Descending into the basement of the Aoyama restaurant, the decor is stylish and discrete with nothing out of place. On our visit, we opted for the ‘tasting…

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Beard, Tokyo

Beard is the kind of neighbourhood restaurant that I have always dreamt about. Voted one of best restaurants in the world by Monocle, the husband and wife duo have created a casual dining experience where refined cooking is served in friendly…

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Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo

Of all the wonderful dining experiences we had in Japan, the ultimate for us was the three Michelin-starred sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro. Made famous in the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 89 year-old Jiro is…

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Kurosawa restaurant, Tokyo

Acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa was said to be a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, in particular an aficionado of fresh, handmade soba noodles. Made from buckwheat flour and often eaten with the simplest of dipping sauces, this quintessential…

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Akiba, Canberra

Akiba is one of those funky places that will stick in your mind and keep you coming back. Why? Imagine this scenario. You’ve just driven 300km from Sydney to Canberra after an intense week at work….

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