Jauntier than a sandwich and way more fun than a hamburger, there’s nothing surprising about Sydney’s taco obsession. Choose from Baja-inspired versions stuffed with crispy battered fish or tuck into heartier editions piled with beans and pulled pork – tequila optional.
In the last few years, Sydney’s take on Japanese fare has witnessed something of a revolution. Tired sushi bars are making way for sleek operators championing fresh techniques while candlelit izakayas are doubling as unlikely backdrops for Friday night drinks. Sub-par ramen outlets have been given a hip-hop facelift and chefs are showing a renewed focus on flawless produce. This is our rundown of the city’s best.
It’s easy to chase away Mexican fatigue in Sydney. Home to pint-sized cantinas turning out dangerously piquant tacos to high-voltage taquerias with an artful take on frijoles, the best Mexican in the city is served with lashings of south-of-the-border charm. These are our top picks.
You’re familiar with penne and but have you come across strozzapretti, passatelli and fiori? If not, Sydney’s imaginative pasta purveyors will give you a lesson in Italy’s trademark dish. From classic providores that worship age-old techiques to next-gen artisans that reinvent rustic methods with new-school flair, this list has your pasta cravings kicked.