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Creamy tonkotsu ramen at Hakata Gensuke in Melbourne.

Hakata Gensuke ramen joins Sydney’s emerging Little Tokyo at Regent Place

Cult tonkotsu ramen chain deliberately lands in a pocket of the CBD starting to gain traction as the most Japanese corner of Sydney.

  • Scott Bolles
Poetica is set to open in North Sydney on September 1. 

North Sydney dining scene set for reboot with arrival of 120-seater from the team behind Loulou Bistro and Charles Grand Brasserie

Will the incoming metro line liven up after-work dinner and drinks?

  • Bianca Hrovat
Margherita pizza.

Sydney hit list August 2023: Hot, new and just-reviewed places to check out, right now

Beautifully chewy sourdough pizza slices, Taiwanese rice bowls, Mexican street food and butter-fuelled crab ... here’s what we’ve been eating and recommending lately.

The food is a step up from previous Sausage Factory fare.

Browse records during dinner at this inner-west institution turned old-school dive bar

Dulwich Hill’s Lazy Thinking has transformed the former The Sausage Factory site into a music store and restaurant in one.

  • Bianca Hrovat
Bar Besuto, which specialises in Japanese whisky.

Moody new Circular Quay bar boasts Sydney’s largest Japanese whisky collection

Riding a Japanese whisky wave, the new Circular Quay bar has assembled what it says is the biggest collection of the spirit in a Sydney venue.

  • Scott Bolles
Amelia Birch at Famelia wine bar in . and owner Amelia Birch. 

Cosy Newtown wine bar-bottle shop Famelia takes flight with fun wine-tasting nights

Sommelier Amelia Birch is pouring a weekly rotation of wine flights, showcasing small-batch, female-led winemakers.

  • Bianca Hrovat
Mud crab, butter, garlic and pepper.

Former Firedoor chef serves up butter-fuelled crab at ambitious new Indian restaurant in Potts Point

The 90-seat Raja on Kellett Street is serving up elevated seafood dishes including masala clams and oysters with chili, coriander, lime water and plum-spiced sweet chutney.

  • Scott Bolles

Aperitivo hour, vodka pasta and ’70s Brooklyn vibes flow at this new Northern Beaches pizza joint

Enjoy old school service and pizzas hand-stretched to order at this little laneway restaurant.

  • Bianca Hrovat
B.S. Pasta Palace.

B.S. Pasta Palace is a freewheeling Surry Hills Italian joint with New York city DNA

Spaghetti meatballs? Tick. Garlic bread? Tick. Minestrone soup? Tick.

  • Scott Bolles
Moreton Bay bug two ways with gochujang aioli and brown butter at Jung Sung.

Is Sydney’s hospo honeymoon over? Jung Sung in Chippendale joins wave of closures as new business reality bites

The fine-diner closes its Kensington Street doors, joining recent casualties such as Ele by Federico & Karl and Seta in the CBD.

  • Scott Bolles