Opera Kitchen is now a vibrant Italian & Japanese food hall

It’s one of Sydney’s most sought after dining spots, given it sides right up to Sydney Harbour, and now Opera Kitchen has reopened with a fresh new approach to dining. The venue is now a multi-cuisine food hall, giving Opera Bar more than a few new neighbours for anyone keen to mix-and-match their dining experience.

As of Wednesday 24th March, Matt Moran and Solotel Group are taking Opera Kitchen in a new direction with an Italian-influenced bakery and pasta bar, a Japanese kitchen, a fresh juice bar, and coffee by Single O roasters.

Given Sydney has a demonstrable love of Italian and Japanese food, the new direction for Opera Kitchen makes complete sense. During the day, the kitchen is wafting with fresh focaccia, ricotta cannoli, paninis, and ricotta Nutella cheesecake, right alongside freshly made juices and that aforementioned top-quality coffee.

Move further into the day and you’ve got the pasta bar to contend with, right along with ramen and poke bowls served until late. Think antipasto staples like burrata, bolognese arancini balls, and salumi plates, paired best with an apertivo. Substantials like bowls of prawn & chilli spaghetti, and rigatoni with veal ragu, are up next, while the Japanese kitchen serves up sashimi, poached chicken, and tofu poke bowls served on sushi rice, as well as pork katsu sandwiches and piping hot gyozas.

Drinks from the kitchen range from several sakes, to classic cocktails like negronis and old fashioneds.

“We can’t wait to reopen Opera Kitchen as a vibrant and diverse food and dining destination that offers uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour”, said Solotel Group CEO Elliot Solomon. “The market food hall concept provides patrons with a varied all-day dining menu to enjoy regardless of the occasion – whether it’s for a morning coffee catch up, lunch with friends, pre-theatre bite, or late-night snack following a show”.

Opera Kitchen is located at Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House.


Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.