Sydney’s best Japanese restaurant is also our first to include a beer bar. Biru Biru serves the finest handcrafted beers from Japan and their menu is izakaya-style, with things like kushiyaki (grilled skewers), sushi, gyoza and Japanese popcorn chicken, so you can share plates like tapas. The Biru Big Bites section of the menu is gorgeous with lightly grilled snapper, wagyu steak and crispy salmon skin but the nasu dengaku, or miso eggplant, is insane. Biru Biru is open seven nights for dinner, and during the week for lunch when dons and bento boxes are available. It’s BYO wine and you can order online!
239 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, 2010, www.birubiru.com.au
Written by: Alexia Derbas