New eateries open in Darling Square, from sushi to toasties

Sydney’s Darling Square is fast-becoming the ‘it’ precinct for new and exciting eateries, adding to the already strong scene of casual eats which includes DOPA by Devon and Saga Lyte. Now, Darling Square has welcomed a host of new concepts, ranging from an 11-seater sushi and sashimi bar, to a inventive toastie joint.

Kuon Omakase

This one’s already been opened for a month, and has so far proved to be very popular for sushi lovers craving to be transported to the streets of Japan. Helmed by Hideaki Fukada and Jun Miyauchi, the 11-seater venue has already exceeded 500 bookings, and that demand is unlikely to slow down anytime soon with their $180 omakase menu which features 20-courses changed by season.


Comfort food is the hero at Toastiesmith, offering up lunchtime and late-night snacks seven days a week with 12 toasties to choose from. That includes classics as well as gourmet options like grilled fish and pork katsu, alongside a range of coffee, smoothies and freshly made soda.

Jackpot Hotpot

Jackpot Hotpot looks to recreate the streets, scents and flavours of Macau on Darling Square, with a focus on authentic, fresh and healthy ingredients. Fitting into Tumbalong Boulevard, the restaurant is yet to reveal their menu, but judging by the name, we’re expecting plenty of winter-appropriate favourites to help us stave off the blistering cold.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.