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Grilled pork belly, sticky, spicy fish sauce, pickled wombok and nori.

About Kaiza Izakaya

Diners are transported to the bustling streets of Tokyo at Newtown restaurant Kaiza Izakaya on Enmore Road. The brainchild of Chef Jason Nguyen, this stylish Japanese fusion restaurant has a moody vibe of black and red walls adorned with artwork, cranes, fans and lanterns; pull up a seat at the bar, or on balmy days take to the enclosed courtyard out back. From watching his Dad cook Vietnamese dishes combined with his Japanese culinary education, Jason serves up fare with flair cooked on a smoking hot charcoal grill, or wok; think starters like Paradise prawns with soy sate, rice powder, peanut, coriander and shiso. For a memorable main, opt for perfectly cooked Wagyu rump cap with teriyaki, mint chimichurri and a side of grilled broccolini, black garlic, roasted almond and ito togarashi.

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Location & Map

95 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM

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Member Reviews (1)


You need the Miso Toothfish in your life!
I went for dinner on a Friday night with my ten and twelve year old daughters and my wife, service was good, sashimi and edamame were on the table in a few minutes and the rest of the dishes kept turning up every few minutes which helped to keep the troops happy and off their phones. Last dish was Miso Patagonian Toothfish, I suddenly wished I wasn’t sharing the two pieces between four of us, It was definitely the highlight. Two Rieslings on the wine list to match, I’ll be back for another try at the Toothfish. My only criticism would be that the table wasn’t really big enough for four people at a restaurant where meals are made to share.