Darlinghurst is home to Sydney's first Japanese beer bar and restaurant, from the team behind Zushi.
Japanese craft beers have only recently taken off in their home country, and already they’ve made their way to an izakaya near you. From the team behind Zushi, Biru Biru is a Japanese beer bar that prides itself on its carefully sourced range of craft creations, matched expertly to an array of tasty and varied sharing plates.
A crisp Koshihikari Echigo rice lager ($15) starts things off grandly, accompanied by subtle salmon tataki ($18) encrusted with sesame and lifted with bursts of orange and a tangy yuzu dressing. Soft slices of charcoal-grilled wagyu steak ($29) melt away in your mouth; help them along with a bottle-conditioned Ishikawa Tokyo pale ale or a dry and nutty sake.
Comfy lounge chairs and an atmospheric background groove complete the relaxed izakaya feel of the place; you’ll barely want to get up to head next door for a scoop or three of Gelato Messina (but we’re sure you’ll find a way).