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A Ten-Seat Degustation-Only Japanese Restaurant Is Coming to Sydney's CBD

Kuro will open in a heritage-listed building on Kent Street, alongside a more casual Japanese restaurant and bar.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 04, 2019
By Marissa Ciampi
July 04, 2019

Kent Street is set to gain a new Japanese fine diner this September when Kuro opens its doors. Here, guests can enjoy a casual meal or book into a ten-person-only degustation that's served by a chef who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants.

The latter offering, dubbed Teramoto by Kuro, will be run by Executive Chef and Co-Owner Taka Teramoto, who has spent time in the kitchens at Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris and Tokyo — Restaurant Pages and Florilège, respectively.

Each night, ten lucky diners will be seated at a kitchen-side counter for the degustation, so they can watch the action while they feast. Teramoto will personally serve each tasting menu alongside sommelier Wanaka Teramoto (116 Pages, Paris), the offering changing regularly, based on seasonality and availability.

While menus are still in the works, you can expect the likes of wagyu tartare seared over binchotan (white charcoal), then crumbed in charcoal panko and sprinkled with Tasmanian pepper (pictured below); fresh stracciatella topped with warm peas and lovage oil; and one-week-aged squid sashimi in a broth of lemon myrtle, tomato dashi and sliced taro stem.

Megann Evans

For more casual fare, Kuro Bar & Dining will offer seasonal share plates in a 40-seat, à la carte setting. Here, the food will be created by Head Chef Nobu Maruyama of Surry Hills' now-closed Bar H. This menu is still under wraps at the moment.

In this space, there'll also be a bar with a drinks list featuring cocktails using Japanese produce and flavours, plus heaps of Japanese spirits — including whisky, gin, shochu and sake — and draught beer. All of these can be enjoyed alongside bar snacks, too. And, if you come by in the morning, the espresso bar will offer coffees, teas and brekkie.

Potts Point's Henderson & Co architects will be looking after the fit-out, which will transform the heritage-listing building into a space inspired by Japanese architecture and craftsmanship. A major element of the space will be the dynamic lighting, which will create an ever-changing ambiance throughout the day and into the night.

Kuro will open in September at 364–368 Kent Street, Sydney. It'll be open six days per week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Images: Megann Evans

Published on July 04, 2019 by Marissa Ciampi
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