Kid Kyoto is Sydney’s new music-inspired Japanese restaurant

Today the team behind INDU and Mejico swing open doors for their grungy Japanese restaurant Kid Kyoto. Positioned on Bridge Street in the CBD, the 120-seater restaurant will be pushing into the tail-end of 2017 with a strong focus on izakaya-style dining meshed with an aesthetic inspired by the music of the 80’s and 90’s.

The menu, which has been based on and dictated by music, has been finalised for the opening and will include starters like Blackened Oyster with pickled ginger, umeboshi mayo and kimchi granita; Smoking Salmon with wasabi pea and nori; and mains like Black Hole Sun Pork Belly with nori jam, apple and pickled radish. The a la carte will sit alongside a special Kid Kyoto experience menu, titled “In Bloom”, which will feature a guided-journey through 10-12 seasonally selected dishes available at the 10-seater chef’s table.

“Music is more than just the added seasoning to our restaurant. At Kid Kyoto it wrote the menu – it’s the inspiration behind the overall restaurant concept, the use of ingredients and the experience each dish delivers. Our menu is the debut album with the chefs as the rock stars”, said Chief Operating Offering for Sam Prince Hospitality Group Karen Westfield.

As far as drinks go, the bar has curated a comprehensive wine selection as well as Japanese and local craft beers including Sailors Grave seaweed and a large choice of premium sake, whisky and gin. Archie Rose Distillery has helped the restaurant put together a Japanese themed cocktail menu with top-picks said to be the Kid Kyo-tini (Archie Rose KK blended gin, Noilly Prat, Junmai sake, homemade fennel and edamame shrub) and the Japanese Combo (campari, amaretto, coffee infused Beefeater gin, and tobacco syrup).

Kid Kyoto

Address: 7/19 Bridge St, Sydney NSW


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Chris Singh

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