Potts Point has long been one of Sydney’s premier dining destinations – and Cho Cho San only serves to reinforce the area’s culinary supremacy. Essentially, this is a modern interpretation of Tokyo’s izakayas (Japanese bars that serve food and drinks to the after-work crowd, if you were wondering) – and it’s the brainchild of hospitality veterans Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess. The pair has appointed Nic Wong (of Ester fame) to run the kitchen; must-try dishes include Petuna ocean trout with black pepper and wasabi, chicken karaage and lamb cutlets with koji glaze. There are plenty of craft beers and cocktails available but for a more authentic experience, pair your meal with a glass of sake.
A stone’s throw from Kings Cross, you’ll find the sophisticated enclave of Potts Point. Lining Macleay Street are alfresco cafés, luxury boutiques and gorgeous patisseries that will make you feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a little patch of Paris – and not surprisingly some of the country’s best chefs call the suburb home.
73 Macleay Street, Potts Point; (02) 9331 6601