Spread over two levels, Oborozuki is a 120-seat kaiseki and teppanyaki diner within the Opera Residence tower, which offers sweeping views of Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge beyond.
Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese multi-course meal that is meticulously prepared with local, seasonal ingredients, and is a showcase of the chef’s talent. The kaiseki experience at Oborozuki is a more modern (and luxurious) interpretation, spanning 11 courses of premium Australian and imported Japanese produce.
Moving in a cold-to-cold hot sequence, appetisers of duck breast and octopus might be followed by seasoned sashimi, meticulously selected 600- or 700-gram Tasmanian lobster, and grilled Ozaki (Japanese-raised premium beef) served with 12-hour sun-dried cherry tomatoes.
Meanwhile, the 10-course teppanyaki experience might include beluga caviar, kindmedai (tender red fish), A5 Kobe ribeye with miso-wasabi sauce and Alaskan king crab. Though teppanyaki chefs are characteristically animated, Oborozuki’s style is a little more subdued. But you can still directly observe the chefs in action in one of the private rooms available.
The Oborozuki Bar next door features a range of sommelier-selected premium and boutique wines, as well as signature cocktails such as the Smoked Oborozuki which infuses Japanese green tea and whisky, and the Matcha Tea Grasshopper, made with matcha ice-cream, gin and sake.
Oborozuki means “hazy moon” in Japanese, and this is given a nod in the restaurant’s mezzanine level from which a glowing bronze pendant moon hangs, a symbol repeated throughout the restaurant and bar.
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