If there’s one place in this city to go for ramen, it’s Gogyo. The Surry Hills location is known for the charred ‘kogashi’ style, or burnt miso ramen, which is a dark, clear soup and the best thing here. They also serve the more traditional tonkotsu ramen, and a chilli shoyu with habanero pork mince and tomato (another favorite of ours), all of which are best with a pint of Asahi on draft.
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Poly is a bar/restaurant in an old furniture showroom with a great bar and a menu of small, snacky plates.
Café Shenkin is an Israeli classic with locations in Enmore, Erskineville, Surry Hills, and Newtown.
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For Chinese food in a grand setting, head to Mr. Wong. The two-levels are beautifully decorated and the whole menu is excellent.
Lankan Filling Station
Lankan Filling Station in Darlinghurst is one of the most fun restaurants in Sydney, serving Sri Lankan food in a lively space.
This all-day cafe, restaurant, bar, and bakery has been serving classic Italian food on the sidewalks of Potts Points since 2001.
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