sydney: kaya sydney restaurant opening

© kaya sydney - home of japanese food 3.0

kaya sydney is a contemporary australian take on the traditional japanese izakaya. nestled in darlinghurst, a buzzing area of sydney, it's owned by tim lackey and james pollard, two veterans in the hospitality scene. kaya sydney is a laid-back, fun place with vaguely industrial interior, designed by melbourne-based practice splinter society. the ambiance reminds us of the plentiful of hipster eateries we've come across in new york's east village. the restaurant has ample room for up to 80 people on the ground floor while the upstairs section is able to seat another 50 guests. the bar is a destination in its own right and as such it's also accesible via a back entrance on foley lane, and which looks intriguingly clandestine. and as kaya sydney's owners know a thing or two about bartending, expect to find some good wines and delicious cocktails on the drinks list. serving tasty asian and japanese fusion dishes for both lunch and dinner, the kitchen is helmed by stephen j. lim. having 25 years of experience in japanese kitchens under his belt, of which six spent in the land of the rising sun, this head chef has the creativity and skill to cook up inventive, tasty dishes that'll even surprise the most jaded of palates. location: 96 oxford street [darlinghurst].

© kaya sydney - a contemporary take on a traditional izakaya