In the heart of the city, close to the Anzac Memorial and Museum train station, there lies a Japanese restaurant with a love of the movies. Built into an old cinema on the corner of Burton Street and Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, Cafe Hibiki brings together the traditions of sushi, sashimi and skewers with those on the silver screen, offering a restaurant and events space quite unlike any other in the city centre of Sydney.
We all love the movies, right? And who doesn’t like Japanese food? With that in mind, it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for a restaurant to bring these two beloved things together, as they have done at Cafe Hibiki on Burton Street in Darlinghurst. They offer up the best of Japanese cuisine – fresh fish, vegetable dishes, meat skewers grilled to perfection – as well as an events space that can be booked out. If you work in the Sydney film industry, you’ll get a discount, though if you work in the movies, you probably won’t need it.
The menu is a feature production in itself. Lunchtime visitors will be able to pick from set menus of salads and mains, including teriyaki beef with onions, chicken or pork katsu and deep-fried mackerel, Japanese-style. Later visitors to Burton Street in Darlinghurst will be able to pick from the full menu, including yakitori skewers and a huge range of sashimi and seafood options. Book a table and take your seat at Sydney’s Cafe Hibiki for a meal of Oscar-worthy proportions
Must go ... Lovely atmosphere - eclectic venue - divine Japanese cuisine - and brilliant jazz on Thursday nights from 7.30 to 9.30 pm! We'll be back to hear the voice of the angel Jay Dunne... Bravo!!!
The food was very good, the service equally good with the added bonus of great entertainment provided by two lovely young people. I'd go again
We enjoyed the good food, intimate atmosphere. It was a Thursday night with a live band and they were awesome. We will be back! 😀