Goros is an indulgent homage to Tokyo street culture. Neon signs and paper lanterns hang from the ceiling and expose the mismatched paraphernalia lying around, including a giant Garfield plush relaxing in a corner. Manga strips line the walls of the bathroom and balance out the colourful graffiti everywhere else. Seating is not an issue: choose from bamboo booths, lounge areas or a private den for intimate moments. Get some crispy gyoza and a rotating sushi dish of the day – the perfect accompaniment to the small, yet well curated selection of draught and bottle beers. Stay for the arcade games, collab nights or karaoke – the latter is free (yes, free) but best to book way in advance to avoid disappointment.
84-86 Mary St, Surry Hills. 9212 0214. goros.com.au
By Millie Roberts