Level 1/5-9 Roslyn St, Potts Point (02) 8065 1812 geishahaus.com.au
If you’d have told me a year ago that you’d find me in a slick Japanese lounge bar, picking caviar from between my teeth amid a thick haze of liquid nitrogen, I would have choked on my cider and fallen off my bar stool. Behind an unassuming entrance in Potts Point sits Geisha Haus: a swish new sushi bar specialising in molecular mixology (think fire, smoke and dry ice) and pretty bar snacks that the Instagram crowd are bound to lose their shit over. After a round of fresh and foggy ice-cold Kawaii Kisses ($19) smoked up our table (Belvedere, sake, rose tea, sugar, fresh watermelon and lime juice, infused with liquid nitrogen), my girlfriends and I shared a round of juicy Miso Cod ($24). As I pondered how my life went from pubs to posh, I munched on Geisha’s Seared Scallop Nigiri ($22) – flame seared scallops served with creamy Japanese mayo and tobiko.