The Best Restaurants in Potts Point

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Potts Point continues to be one of the most thrilling places to dine in Sydney. And that’s saying something. The lockout laws effectively decimated the area’s nightlife, and the pandemic only added insult to injury. And yet favourites including Fratelli Paradiso, Cho Cho San and Yellow have weathered the storm, a testament to how much the city loves – and still needs – these essential restaurants. And, just like this guide, the suburb continues to evolve. Read on for the latest and greatest restaurants in (and around) Potts Point.

  • A spot at Kisuke’s six-seat omakase counter is the closest you’ll get to Tokyo without leaving the city. Chef Yusuke Morita prepares raw and hibachi-grilled dishes before you as you dine. You’re in his hands, and all the better for it.

  • This neo-French bistro was the first of three venues from the trio behind Pellegrino 2000 and Clam Bar – and it’s still a knockout. Come for irreverent takes on classic bistro fare in a cool and understated space with a killer vinyl soundtrack.

  • Whether you’re stopping in for that iconic lasagnette bolognaise or just a snack, Frat Paz nails it every time. Its groundbreaking wine list introduced the city to many minimal-intervention styles we're now obsessed with.

  • A homage to the grungy izakayas of Fukuoka, Japan. It’s a little more refined than that, but the yakitori is on-point, the beer is ice-cold, and the light is low enough to obscure the fact that you’re dining at the Paris end of Potts Point.

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  • A fresh take on Japanese izakaya dining.

  • The menu at this handsome French brasserie channels the country’s Mediterranean coastal havens, where long lunches and elegant dinners are a way of life.

  • Tasty Greek share plates.

  • A restaurant and bar inspired by the cosmopolitan dining scene of Tel Aviv. Here you'll find next-level hummus, whole flatheads marinated in chickpea miso and baklava ice-cream sandwiches.

  • This “unapologetically Indian” diner packs in all the colour and fun you’d expect from the Ezra team. Its ex-Firedoor chef is repping the best of the country’s cuisine, with dishes like a scene-stealing mud crab that requires a bib to tackle.

  • Sydney’s first fine-dining restaurant devoted to plants.

  • Head to this Euro-inspired wine bar for French fare with a twist, and a wine list that balances natural drops and classic French ones.

  • The best elements of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and American cuisine combined.

  • Sophisticated yet accessible Rex is one of the pillars of Potts Point’s French dining scene. It’s a place of Gallic standards done well, but the acclaimed wine list sees this Parisian-style bistro punching well above its weight.

  • The sister venue of Love, Tilly Devine is perfect for a date night of snacks and wine.

  • A 15-seater in Potts Point serving just five styles of pasta, by a former Metisse head chef.

  • A small, rustic space focusing on just four types of ramen and a tight list of snacks. Go for the classic Tokyo-style shoyu ramen, made with 18-hour broth and topped with a gooey soy egg.

  • This fun-loving Korean eatery and karaoke bar has two rules: no requests and no Daryl Braithwaite. It's a joyful spot otherwise, where you can feast on bulgogi and Korean fried chicken before belting out The Backstreet Boys and Madonna.

  • Cured meats are the star at this tiny Italian diner.

  • A casual alleyway eatery, where Impromptu Dining used to be.

  • The Caravin team’s cosy neon-lit Mexican joint looks like it’s been there forever – and the tacos are strong contenders for the best in the city.