What happens when K-pop meets J-pop?
Step into Mee So, Surry Hills’ newest hotspot, and you’ll be transported to a vibrant intersection of Seoul and Tokyo. The bar buzzes with energy, fueled by playful cocktails, delicious bites, and infectious beats, promising a night out that goes beyond your usual weekend itinerary.
Mee So embraces the casual cool of its Asian inspirations. Inside, minimalist meets retro interiors, splashed with bursts of neon and Gangnam-inspired flair. Upon entry, a stand-out bright art mural by abstract expressionist Rowena Martinich leads up to the capacious space. The main bar takes centre stage with retro arcade gaming areas, and two semi-private dining booths that seat up to 10, setting themselves up as a place to relax, connect, and indulge in the spirit of shared fun.
Speaking of indulging, Mee So’s menu is a playful take on classics. Their signature cocktails are masterpieces in themselves, each inspired by renowned artists. Notably, the Painting of Shishis inspired by Hokusai, one of Japan’s greatest artists, is a cocktail that contrasts black and gold with black sesame paste and edible gold, chocolate bitter, brown butter bourbon and kuro neri goma. For something a little more colourful, The Dot Obsession cocktail is inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s work and is presented as vodka, soju and mezcal, topped with a watermelon ball. Mee So hour is also available daily from 3 pm to 6 pm, with hard-to-resist specials on Mee So beer, house wine and cocktails
Beyond the drinks, Head Chef Dennis Liu whips up an innovative menu that celebrates both Korean and Japanese culinary traditions. Plates of juicy big baos with wagyu beef or fish katsu, alongside lighter options like lotus leaf baos filled with savoury bulgogi and bone marrow. Don’t miss out on the sweet finale, matcha tiramisu and soufflé pancakes, playful takes on dessert classics that will leave you wanting more.
Mee So comes alive at night. Regular events include themed music nights, live DJs spinning house, J-pop, and K-pop tunes, and even retro arcade games to unleash your inner child. However if you’re a sunshine seeker, during the day Mee So’s coffee corner offers Japanese teas, and cold-pressed juices, with on-the-go bites such as black sesame and matcha bliss balls, miso cookies and onigiri bites.
Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking for a fun and vibrant experience, Mee So is your new go-to destination. So, gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and step into the exciting world of Mee So – you won’t be disappointed.