Situated in an unassuming alley of World Square, at first glance, Miso is a no-nonsense Japanese restaurant that specialises in teishoku (set meal) dining. But when their tonkatsu hits the table, one understands why there is always a small crowd milling around outside – breaded, crumbed and deep fried, the tenderness of the pork fillet perfectly offsets the shards of panko crumbs that generously coat its exterior. Kudos also to the restaurant’s healthy philosophy: you can expect free range meat and organic vegetables, as well as a rotation of mouthwatering seasonal kobachi (side dishes) with your meal. Keep an eye out for the daily lunch and dinner bento specials, as they only make 15 a day.
Shop 20, World Square, Sydney NSW. 9283 9686. masuyainternational.com.au/en/miso
By Chantelle Yeung