What do Kid Kyoto and Nirvana have in common? A passion for pushing the boundaries and grunge music.
“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous”. The team from Sam Prince Hospitality (INDU, Mejico) are opening a new restaurant with an 80s and 90s vibe. Kid Kyoto restaurant will be opening in Sydney this spring bringing a punk-rock punch to a modern Japanese menu. We’re told their menu will consist of fresh seafood and grilled meat share plates with Head Chef Seb Gee (China Doll, China Diner) lending his expertise behind the restaurant’s charcoal grill.
Already showcasing their love for inventive flavours at INDU and Mejico, the team at Sam Prince Hospitality Group ventured to Tokyo and Osaka with local Eriko Matsuda to help craft the most authentic modern Japanese experience. Matsuda is the grand consultant behind Kid Kyoto’s ambitious mission to breath punk life into its 120 seat indoor dining room.
Although the menu will draw inspiration from the trendiest bars and eateries from the streets of Japan, the soundtrack to the Kid Kyoto experience will be the most vital element. A fist pumping blend worthy of its own cassette tape, the Radiohead and Beck tunes will sit in comfortable punk rock charm alongside large rock-inspired artwork installations.
The brains behind the creative Sri Lankan and Mexican menus at INDU and Mejico respectively, Richard Prout says diner at the affordable Kid Kyoto will resonate with lovers of iconic music unafraid to explore experimental food. “We want the restaurant to appeal to those who love Japanese food, but also who love the music of this era as well,” says Prout. “Guests will come for the food and stay because they hear that song that reminds them of a particular time in their life.”
Prout and his team of punk-rock aficionados are keeping further details of Kid Kyoto closely guarded. However, come spring we hope to be nodding our heads along to the 1990s bangers while enjoying a fresh plate of sashimi with an aftertaste of sake.
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