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.
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.