Moku: A New Omakase Experience Has Opened By Ex-Sushi E Chef

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 9 May 2023

Come for the food, stay for the vibes. 

It’s been dubbed the ultimate drink and dine experience – Moku is the newest Omakase restaurant to grace Darlinghurst and it aims to please. The new Omakase joint features an Australian Native Japanese-driven menu and artisan cocktails by renowned mixologist Charles Chang, set to transport guests on a journey through cuisine and culture.

Opening up on Crown Street, Moku focuses on intimate counter-style dining with 6 people at a time. It’s seafood on another level, with a guided experience from the Chef himself. The Omakase experience at Moku revolves around the mind of Chef Ha Chuen Wai, who has honed his skills in some of Sydney’s top Japanese restaurants, including Sushi E and Sokyo. The menu is dynamic and changes with availability. Food will highlight the freshest and most exciting ingredients from the sea, to showcase the best of each season. 

The interior is warm and inviting, a two-story heritage sandstone building with earthy accents inspired by its Japanese translation of “wood”. It’s cosy and the perfect spot to grab dinner or drinks. There’s a bar on both levels, with an impressive selection of cocktails like Spunmoni (Aperol, pink pepper, passionfruit, grapefruit) or Matcha (ki no tea, strawberry gum, matcha, coconut calpis & cream). Cocktails are mixed up by Charles Chang, a renowned mixologist who has achieved a spot in the top 100 of Diageo’s World Class Competition. 

Perhaps the most enticing of all is Moku’s focus on Japanese whisky, where you can sip your way through single malts or bespoke highballs. For non-Japanese whisky versions, try the Yuzu highball with gin, shochu, yuzu, and shiso salt or the Midori Splice with tequila, Midori, tepache, lime and tabasco. 

Chef Wai’s Omakase is available every Wednesday and Thursday night at $268 per person. Looking to dine outside Omakase? Moku is open for regular lunch and dinner bookings, focusing on modern Japanese cuisine. They’ll also be the first to launch a new Bottomless Highball Brunch in Sydney, which includes 90 minutes of endless highballs, alongside a share-style menu featuring delicious dishes like Cauliflower with Chilli Miso and Macadamia Snow and Torched Edamame.

Moku is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 – 11pm and lunch on Friday and Saturdays from 12pm – 3pm. For more information, visit their website here.