It is “Kagura” that local restaurant-goers can’t help loving in search of modern style authentic cuisine with Japanese whiskey, wine, sake, and unusual space consisted of comfortable atmosphere, jazz and blues music. Kagura offers innovative and sophisticated house-made dishes based on local ingredients with Japanese Tapas Style. In addition to unique local cuisine, the best liquor; whiskey, wine or sake selected by the owner-chef to marry well with each dish will be served for customers.
The restaurant “Kagura” puts importance on “pairing”, which is the right liquor to go along with your dinner. The fine dishes always require to be served with the right whiskey, wine or sake to enhance the flavor and vice versa. At Kagura, all kinds of Japanese whiskey as represented by Hakusyu, Yamazaki, Hibiki series, and vintage items are available as well as Japanese wine and sake that brewed in a Japanese traditional way. If, in case, you get lost in face of assorted options, friendly head-chef, who is knowledgeable about liquor, will give you directions according to dishes you have. Nice music and peaceful atmosphere to appreciate your spirits are always prepared.
At Kagura, “Omakase Style” will be recommended to the customers, which means chef’s choice; you can leave decisions of what you have up to the owner-chef. Once you give him artistic freedom, you could enjoy authentic cuisine based on seasonal ingredients from local in a Japanese traditional way but at the same time, in creative ways fused with French and Italian techniques. Yoshi, who is the owner-chef at Kagura, constantly aims to redefine the genre with his overseas training and inspirations. You can appreciate different foods at different times.
Owner chef Yoshi
Originally from Japan Chef Yoshinobu Harada is a chef with a remarkable background, who had gained experience and inspiration in one of the best master chefs: Mr. Miura Hiroshi
Chef Yoshinobu Harada has a passion for cooking and he worked through the different kitchens levels gaining experience in last 13years.
When he was aged 29, he opened first authentic Izakaya in Sydney but he was unable to find many of the ingredients and had to improvise, and it was here that he developed his unique style of cuisine fused creative modern fusion cuisine with Japanese soul food dish
Chef Yoshi’s personal trend is expressed in preparing food in an innovative, fascinating and healthy way by selecting quality products from Japan and Sydney and blending those with local herbs and ingredients. His remarkable creativity, artistic presentation with fresh sashimi, astonishes every customer.
His recent theme is main dishes matching with liquor, using dehydrate vegetables, meat and seafood so that customers can appreciate a little more concentrated umami delicious. This is what he is challenging.
Washoku Lovers Recommendation
Dinner: 18:00 – 23:00
Address: 74-84 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Washoku Lovers exclusive booking benefit: A glass of red wine