Gold Class Daruma is an excellent Fine Dining Japanese Restaurant in the heart of the Sydney CBD within the Grace Hotel on York Street.
I have had many great Japanese Dining experiences. Some are better than others and I can honestly say the meal I had at Gold Class Daruma was a true Gastro-orgasmic experience.
Gold Class Daruma do have set degustation menus but you need to book these weeks in advance I booked to dine there at short notice so was limited to the Al a carte menu. Well it was not a limited experience as all the food I had was amazing.
I had skipped lunch so I could eat a big dinner of some of my favourite Japanese dishes.
First up a plate of mixed sushi, some of the best I have had. The sushi rice was cooked to perfection and each of the fish were so fresh. Each piece seemed to melt in my mouth giving a flavour explosion. So good!
Next up some very tasty kara-age fried chicken. Forget about KFC! Japanese Fried Chicken is some of the best in the world.
Finally I had a plate of mixed tempura. A great selection of fish, seafood and mixed vegetable. The Tempura batter was so light and crispy.
With my meal I knocked back a few Japanese beers and some excellent sake. The restaurant has a ‘sake sommelier’ who came over and explained the sake menu and made some recommendations. I do like sake but don’t really know much about the different tastes like dry or sweet so was good to get a recommendation.
I plan to get back and try the full degustation experience. There were a number of people sitting at the counter where they had a private chef preparing their dishes and then explaining each as they were served. The ‘sake sommelier’ was also serving them different sake throughout their meal. Looked like an excellent dining experience. I will book ahead so I make sure I do not miss out. Expect to pay over $100 per person if you are drinking beers, wine and sake with your meal.
I would rate this as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Sydney! Go give it a go!
Gold Class Daruma
The Grace Sydney
Level 1/77 York Street
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