We love a little spectacle with our dinner and cocktails, but this little Japanese inspired bar and restaurant in Surry Hills is taking it that much further. On the casual side of the menu, you've got fried chicken as mindblowing as the cocktails (masterfully made in front of you by Flynn McLennan, who used to shake things up at Zeta Bar). On the theatrical side of the menu, order the maple smoked scallops with whisky aroma. And for plain damn delicious, you can't go past the smoked ox tongue skewers. We challenge you to have just one.
If you're a little new to the concept of Japanese cocktails, then just let Kagura know what you're in the mood for and they will take care of the rest. Personally though we're recommending Ikkyu's Tea Party, a sweet matcha, genmaicha and vodka cocktail served in a teapot to share (so we can mooch some off you).
Image credit: Federica Portentoso