A kitsch Japanese dive bar with a late night DJ, arcade games and three karaoke rooms.
Concrete Playground
Published on February 05, 2015
Updated on December 06, 2023


Fun is in no short supply at Goros, Surry Hills' kitsch Japanese dive bar replete with yakitori, sake and vintage vinyl. Arcade games, DJs and three free (!!) karaoke rooms are just the tip of the iceberg, with a stacked lineup of entertainment on offer each week, including drag queen-hosted karaoke comps, themed parties and more.

The staff will helpfully guide you through the sake menu, which is helpfully categorised by how much experience you have with the Japanese rice wine. You can opt for 90ml or 200ml pours or, for some, a full bottle. There's also a weighty Japanese whisky menu if that's more your speed, plus, alcoholic bubble teas, inventive cocktails and Goros' famous sake banger bombs. What about happy hour, we hear you ask? Every Wednesday through Friday from 5–7pm, Goros does $7 house spirits, beer and wine.

Food-wise, expect a slew of fun Japanese favourites, designed to share. We're talking chicken karaage with yuzu mayo, okonomiyaki and gyoza (which, by the way, are only $1 each on Fridays). Yakitori and robatayaki options include teriyaki chicken, miso-marinated barramundi, glazed beef and pineapple and miso maple mushroom. The kitchen is open till late on Fridays and Saturdays — good news if you've worked up an appetite belting out your favourite tunes in the karaoke room (or on the d-floor).


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