Secret Foodies Dinner- Tokyo Underground at Kaya
 Secret Foodies at Kaya - Darlinghurst

Secret Foodies at Kaya - Darlinghurst

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We ventured into our old haunt of Darlinghurst for a night with a secret twist. Destination unknown we followed the clues through the back lanes of Darlo to stumble into a quiet bar reminiscent of Tokyo. This was a secret foodies event.

Our destination, as we discovered, was a new Japanese restaurant and bar on Oxford street called Kaya. The evening kicked off with delicious cocktails, a peach and saffron bellini. We also tried the Fuji Mountain Breeze - a limoncello and shijo mix and a nashi pear muddled with aged rum - delicious!

Many of the dishes are mostly the usual suspects, but nicely done. Stand out highlights such as the carpaccio of octopus with sliced nashi pear and apple jelly  stood out as something different compared to other Japanese restaurants and the miso coated sweet corn was also a favourite. 

 Edamame Beans

Edamame Beans

 The sashimi was nice and fresh, locally sourced and paired well with sake. 

The sashimi was nice and fresh, locally sourced and paired well with sake. 

 The dish of the night - cured ocean trout and octopus with nashi pear and apple jelly.

The dish of the night - cured ocean trout and octopus with nashi pear and apple jelly.

 Pork Belly skewers

Pork Belly skewers

 Sweet roasted corn with miso paste

Sweet roasted corn with miso paste

 "JFC" Japanese Fried Chicken Kaarage

"JFC" Japanese Fried Chicken Kaarage

 Ramen

Ramen

 Sorbet and melon salad

Sorbet and melon salad

All up it was a great evening shared amongst an interesting company of people. Kaya is a good addition to the Darlo Bar Hop scene and offers something better to eat for people trawling up Oxford Street. 

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