Sydneysiders are set for the latest taste of Melbourne as Sash arrives in Surry Hills with a new flavour of Japanese-Fusion and New York twist. Opening its doors on Chapel Street, Windsor in Melbourne in August 2017, Sash has become synonymous with its unique flair for creativity and twist on the classics, with Japanese infused dishes. Think; sashimi pizzas, Japanese sliders, giant dessert tacos and more.
Behind Sash are two best friends from high school, Dave Nelson and Kyle Stagoll, both now 30 that co-own and direct the business in all aspects. Starting out with no experience in hospitality, after a month-long trip exploring the best of New York’s food scene, Nelson and Stagoll realised they had been inspired to open a venue back home in Australia. Finding a unique point of difference with their award-winning Sashimi Pizza, they knew they had their hero product and built out a whole Japanese fusion menu unlike anything that had been seen before.
With interior designer Melissa Collison at the helm, Sash’s Sydney location is much larger than its Melbourne counterpart, seating up to 160 people across two platform levels and bar. With rustic, concrete walls and floors the venue is injected with pops of colour from New York ’60s inspired Dave Flavin neon lights and a hand painted watercolour artwork by artist, Shannon Creese of pinks and purples. Perfect for a date night or large group, the bottom level of Sash has a more intimate feel with Tokyo inspired deep purple booths and banquet seating with pastel purple table tops.
With classics remaining fixed on the menu, Sash in Sydney has appointed Peter Wu as Executive Chef bringing his own twist the dishes and a unique Sydney offering. Must try’s include the Spicy Tuna and Wagyu Truffle Taco, Blue Cheese Sashimi Pizza and Sake Buttermilk Japanese Nuggets with Maple Syrup.
Not to be missed are the Instagram-worthy cocktails from Head Mixologist Kyle Rose (ex-Go Go Bar, Chin Chin) including the Japanese inspired ‘Geisha Girl’ (Cranberry, Plum Wine, Yuzu, Sake, Lemon Juice), ‘Yuzu Cheesecake’ (Yuzu, Sake, Lemon, Green Tea) and The ‘Coco Espresso Martini’ (Coffee, Vodka, De Kuyper Liqueur, Coconut Liqueur).
“Kyle and I both love Sydney. We have both lived back and forth over the years and having been looking to spend more time here. Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and really the landmark, so we want to make our mark. Sydney dining we find quite conservative, so we believe it’s ready for something new and quirky that breaks all the rules” says owner, Dave Nelson. “With the lock out laws in Sydney, we have designed a venue that can see people spend their whole night at Sash. Come for dinner and cocktails, good vibes and great tunes.”
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SASH’S DEBAUCHEROUS MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a 7 course modern Japanese banquet designed by masterful head chef Peter Wu. With your favourite woman in tow, graze on a menu consisting of Sash’s already infamous dishes including, handrolled sushi, inspired tacos & crispy battered delights. While you gorge on the share-style menu, reminisce the good times with mum as you enjoy a bottle of The Hidden Sea Wine from South Australia’s divine Limestone Coast. Reservations for Sash’ Mother’s Day offering are essential.
82 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills
Open Mon–Tues (5.30pm to Late), Wed–Sun (12pm to Late)