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Sydney's 20 Most Popular Restaurants of 2022 So Far

These are the spots you went looking for so far this year, from stunning beachside restaurants to hidden Inner West eateries — and lots of omakase, of course.
By Concrete Playground
June 30, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Botswana Butchery Sydney

    This mainstay of New Zealand's hospitality scene has a huge 940-capacity restaurant with an open-air rooftop in Martin Place.

  • Food & Drink

    Besuto

    This tiny 12-seat Japanese restaurant in Sydney serves up 18-course omakase menus across three sittings per day.

  • Food & Drink

    Emperor's Puffs

    Eat as many as you'd like without putting a dent in your wallet.

  • Food & Drink

    Grana

    This all-day Italian restaurant inside a new four-storey Circular Quay venue bakes its own bread at its on-site mill.

  • Food & Drink

    Avi's Kantini

    The Bank's new Middle Eastern-inspired eatery features a $45 Feed Me menu.

  • Food & Drink

    MuMu

    Dan Hong's new all-day restaurant has arrived at George Street with Cambodian fried chicken and yuzu slushies until late.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Guys George Street

    The cult-favourite US burger chain has opened its first Sydney CBD store.

  • Food & Drink

    Bay Nine Omakase

    Leave the decisions to the chef at this waterfront omakase restaurant offering six, eight and 11-course menus.

  • Food & Drink

    Baba's Place

    A kaleidoscope of south-west Sydney food and culture inside a Marrickville warehouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Sushi Jones Japanese Bistro

    An affordable, unassuming Japanese eatery that will let you bring you four-legged friend with you.

  • Food & Drink

    Esteban

    The Tequila Mockingbird team's two-storey Mexican restaurant is home to Australia's biggest collection of premium tequila and mezcal.

  • Food & Drink

    Shell House

    Discover a cocktail bar in a clocktower, a ground-floor bistro and a sky-high drinking hole in this historic former hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

    A luxe kingdom of meze, cocktails, slow-cooked meats and 300 wines atop Westfield Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Bathers' Pavilion

    Balmoral's historic beachside spot has scored a makeover and a terrace champagne bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Celsius Coffee Co.

    A harbourside cafe serving up rustic and Instagrammable breakfasts.

  • Food & Drink

    Ikaria

    Roll into this eastern suburbs meze bar for Mediterranean share snacks, holiday-worthy cocktails and sparkling ocean views.

  • Food & Drink

    Poly

    The Ester team's still-very-elegant take on a casual restaurant and wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    AALIA

    Take a tour through the history of Middle Eastern cuisine at this 150-seat venue in the former MLC Centre.

  • Food & Drink

    Ursula's Paddington

    This bistro from former Rockpool chef Phil Wood pays homage to modern Australian cuisine and the storied past of its beautiful Paddington home.

  • Food & Drink

    Mamasan

    A tempting fusion of Taiwanese street food and Japanese deliciousness.

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