LUX NOMADE – KANADE: LUX NOMADE REVIEWS SYDNEY’S NEW TOKYO-INSPIRED DAY-TO-NIGHT EATERY
KANADE: LUX NOMADE REVIEWS SYDNEY’S NEW TOKYO-INSPIRED DAY-TO-NIGHT EATERY
Over the past few years, Sydney’s Japanese dining scene has exploded with a slew of new venues: from sleek listening bars such as Ante and Rekodo to intimate Omakase restaurants like Joel Best’s Besuto.
Kanade – an ode to the late-night eateries of Tokyo – is offering something in between. The visually striking space, deep in Sydney’s CBD, is on a mission to “bring a piece of Tokyo to Sydney’s CBD, with a fusion of the best of east and west,” says Erick Chandra, Kanade’s venue manager. At this immersive space, expect experimental cocktails and a contemporary menu that infuses Japanese dishes with Italian techniques and flavours. We visited on a Friday night and were immediately transported to somewhere far removed from Sydney’s straight-laced polish. Drinks are served in colourful sake barrels, staff are friendly but notably laissez-faire, and sashimi is prepared in front of you by a team of smiling chefs who present their visually remarkable creations with a smile, and a shell filled with steaming dry ice.