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FOOD & DRINK

Sydney's Most Popular Restaurants of 2021 So Far

These are the laneway restaurants, waterfront spots and western Sydney eateries you've flocked to during the first half of this year.
By Concrete Playground
June 23, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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    Esteban

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

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    Mamasan

    A tempting fusion of Taiwanese street food and Japanese deliciousness.

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    Sushi Jones Japanese Bistro

    An affordable, unassuming Japanese eatery that will become your new go-to.

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    Lilymu

    This neon-lit Parramatta restaurant is whipping up tom yum dumplings and black garlic mie goreng.

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    Stix

    A farm-to-table cafe inside a Marrickville loading dock.

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    Zushi

    Sushi as it should be, and so much more.

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    The Fenwick

    Balmain's historic Fenwick building is now a harbourside cafe and gallery space.

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    Osaka Trading Co.

    From sake and chicken karaage to whisky and edamame, this izakaya has all your Japanese cravings covered.

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    Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

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

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    Kuro

    A Japanese cafe, bar and restaurant inside a historic CBD sandstone building.

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    Il Baretto

    The Surry Hills institution has relocated to Oxford Street.

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    Grana

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

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    Tokki

    This Surry Hills izakaya combines Korean and Japanese flavours with minimal-intervention Aussie wines.

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    Pepito's

    You'll find pisco cocktails and Peruvian street food at this Illawarra Road restaurant.

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    Poly

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

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    Pasadena Sydney

    A 1930s waterfront restaurant, bar and hotel.

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    Acre Artarmon

    A sprawling restaurant, bakery and urban farm on the lower north shore.

  • Food & Drink

    Don Pedros

    A brightly coloured Mexican joint overflowing with festive deals.

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    Sonora Mexican

    Wagyu burritos, handmade tortillas and lots of mezcal in Potts Point.

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    Yakitori Yurippi

    Crows Nest's tiny six-table yakitori joint.

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