Nomidokoro Indigo might be Sydney's smallest Japanese eatery, but it is definitely bringing some serious A-game to the fore.
From the team behind Darling Square's buzzy Nakano Darling, Indigo is a teeny saké bar and izakaya that'll transport you directly to the backstreets of Tokyo.
Behind deep blue noren (short Japanese curtains) is a wall of saké and an 11-seat counter. Co-owners Tin Jung Shea, Mitomo Somehara, and Chris Wu have designed a menu of simple snacks, side dishes, and heartier items, each made from scratch from the dashi to the miso.
While you sip saké from traditional tokkuri bottles, you can sample ika shiokara (fermented squid), miso-marinated cream cheese, wagyu tongue, or beef brisket, karaage school prawns, and deep-fried scallops.
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