Category Archives: CBD – World Square

Menya Oiden, Sydney

There are a lot of Japanese canteen-style restaurants popping up in Sydney including Hana Hana, Marukame Udon and Tenkomori, just to name a few. I love how they’re all affordable and quick which is perfect if you’re short on change or just need a meal to go. As a huge rice lover, I’ve been meaning to go to Menya Oiden many years ago ever since it opened but somehow just never managed to, until today. Yes!

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Fuku Restaurant, World Square

Fuku is a modern Japanese restaurant situated on the upper restaurant level of World Square, right opposite Din Tai Fung. We’re visiting on a Friday night and Din Tai Fung has the usual longest lines; Fuku is moderately busy but we’re not stuck out waiting in the cold thankfully, so it’s a great option if the Din Tai Fung wait gets your stomach growling. The menu has a nice variety of Japanese classics which have been re-done with contemporary cooking techniques and flavours and there’s also a large menu of Japanese sake and wines, although tonight we just opt for food.

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China Republic Express Lunch, Town Hall

Our first encounter with the luxe Chinese food at China Republic was earlier this year, where we feasted on their impressive dinner banquet menu. We’re back for seconds, as China Republic have now introduced an Express Lunch menu at several different price points ($25, $30 and $35), which is perfect for the corporate dining crowd or weekend shoppers in the area.

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Cre8 Pasta and Tapas Bar, World Square

Gourmet pasta at a restaurant for under $15 in Sydney sounds like a fanciful notion – but the newly launched Cre8 Pasta and Tapas Bar on the lower ground floor of World Square has made it a reality, allowing its customers to select from their 10 pasta type options (including 4 different types of ravioli) and pair the pasta with a sauce of their choice.

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Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Town Hall

Move over KFC – Hot Star Fried Chicken has just landed in Sydney!

The already popular Hot Star Large Fried Chicken shop is the latest example in the trend of fast food outlets from other parts of the world opening up shop on the narrow strip of real estate near World Square and we’re loving finally having these guilty pleasures in town.

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