New Arrival: Funda Dishes Out Funky and Fun Korean On Pitt Street

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 18 September 2023

Funda is set to redefine dining in the city by effortlessly fusing Korean and European cuisines like never before.

Korean cuisine is undeniably in the spotlight, with recent openings like Soot in Barangaroo and Diana Potts Point earlier this year. Adding to this culinary wave, Funda is here to revolutionise dining. Situated on Pitt Street, this avant-garde Korean restaurant is set to redefine the city’s food scene by artfully marrying Korean and European flavours in an unprecedented manner.

Owners Jangho So and Sunyoung Kim have collaborated with world-class chefs to bring their vision to life. Executive Chef Jung-su Chang and Head Chef Chris Kim have graced the kitchens of renowned establishments, including Tetsuya’s, Mjolner, Sepia, Urbane, Moon Under Water, Jungsik Seoul, L’amant Secret, and Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul. Chef Jung-su even boasts two Michelin stars for an impressive four consecutive years.

Start your culinary journey with soy-cured prawns paired with the Aussie favourite, burrata, or dive into the succulent wagyu steak served with traditional Korean banchan. Don’t miss out on the Korean potato pancake served with bulgogi and parmesan cheese. And for those who want it all, there’s a generous banquet menu for just $99 per person. With seven delectable mains accompanied by homemade cucumber kimchi and steamed purple rice, followed by fresh and flavourful desserts, the only challenge will be choosing between them. Will it be the delicate yuzu and perilla leaf granita with coconut sorbet and pineapple, the traditional Jujube Cake with butterscotch caramel, or a twist on an Aussie classic, yeast pavlova with Makgeol-li and rice cake?

Executive Chef Jung-su Chang couldn’t be more excited about this new venture. “Food is a great way to create memories for people, and I want my food to be remembered and loved by Aussies and visitors alike,” Chef Jung-su declared. By embracing traditional Korean recipes and infusing them with fresh, local Australian produce, he believes they’ve crafted a menu that stands out from the rest of the Sydney food scene.

Funda is conveniently located at 50 Pitt St, Sydney, with a capacity to host up to 120 guests. The restaurant is open daily for both lunch and dinner, and there’s live entertainment with DJs from Thursday through to Saturday evenings. Find out more here.

In exciting news, it’s been revealed that a sister restaurant named Allta will soon grace the premises next door. Anticipated to open its doors in October, Allta promises an intimate and exclusive 12-seat fine dining encounter, featuring a Korean-inspired culinary journey meticulously curated by the talented Executive Chef Jung-su.