Late night dining in Chatswood
Looking for a late night feed? Here's a few restaurants we recommend you try out!
1. Sunday Seoul
Shop2, 7 Help St, Chatswood (Tues-Sat 5pm-12am | Sun 5pm-11pm)
If you are looking for a modern, eclectic and cosy bar restaurant, Sunday Seoul is the place to be. With a mature atmosphere of Tiffany green-blue furnish, sombre lighting, and an old-school bar, it’s the perfect spot for those intimate gatherings.
Sunday Seoul offers a wide range of Korean alcoholic beverages and a ‘newtro’ (new and retro) style of Korean food which combines traditional flavours with modern tastes. Start your meal with a Minari pancake with dried shrimp that is crispy and full of nutritious watercress. Don’t miss out on their delicious boneless Korean fried chicken that comes with original, sweet and spicy, soy and garlic or jalapeno flavours. Rose Tteokbokki is one of Sunday Seoul’s specialities that comes with divine rice cakes (which are cooked to the perfect texture), delectable fish cakes, bacon and sausage all immersed in a luscious tomato cheese sauce. For something with a dynamite spicy kick, try the spicy tomato mussel stew for an authentic Korean lip-burning experience.
2. Hanasuki Chatswood
Shop 1, 18-26 Anderson St, Chatswood (Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm | Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm)
Hanasuki Chatswood is a new Japanese restaurant in Chatswood that specializes in Shabu Shabu, the Japanese-style hot pot. The restaurant has only been open for two months and offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with spacious seating areas and booths for larger groups.
Hanasuki Chatswood offers a great choice of different set menus: Kurobuta pork belly, a variety of seafood, Wagyu Rib Eye and the top-level A5 Wagyu which are all sent in directly from Japan. The farm-to-table fresh vegetables are locally grown in the Peats Ridge area which adds the depth of the broth of hot pot. The meal offers six types of condiments including freshly grated wasabi, radish, ponzu yuzu soy and rich sesame sauce for diners to experience different unique seasonings. Towards the end of the meal, friendly staff would test the remaining broth for salt level and add rice and eggs to make it into a flavourful congee as the final dish.
Chef Takashi Yamamoto prides his work on precision and reverence of the ingredients and ensures only top-quality foods are served.
3. ESC Gaming Restaurant
5/445 Victoria Ave, Chatswood (Wed-Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm | Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm)
ESC Gaming Restaurant is a unique dining experience that combines entertainment and amazing Japanese food. This new establishment features décor and memorabilia from popular video games and animations. The restaurant is packed with figurine displays that would make you feel like you’ve walked into a mini Japanese comic-com convention.
Besides the well-known Japanese dishes such as sashimi, sushi, BBQ skewers and karage chicken, Japanese style entrees edamame, and lotus chips, the restaurant is one of the few Japanese eateries that offer Chawamushi (traditional Japanese steamed eggs). ESC Gaming Restaurant emphasises the ‘fun’ of your dining experience. The delivery of the food is done by a conveyor with a toy train travelling on the side of the dining booth adding novelty to the whole dining experience!
The concept of ESC Gaming Restaurant is to enjoy your meal while playing games and enjoying the socialising vibe with your family and friends. The restaurant offers booths for groups of up to six people, standard rooms, and theme rooms (Studio Ghibli or Steam Punk!) for larger groups. ESC Gaming Restaurant is definitely a place not to be missed for gaming and animation lovers!
4. Izakaya Nakano
Suite 56/47 Neridah St, Chatswood (Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm)
Immerse yourself in this artisanal Japanese tavern tucked away from the bustling streets of Chatswood. Located in a boutique business complex, Izakaya Nakano has been satisfying the locals with their delicate and authentic Japanese bar cuisines for years.
Start your night with their daily specials which include a range of sashimi and grilled seafood depending on the day’s fresh catch. Tantalise your taste buds with the exceptionally prepared barbeque skewers topped with homemade sauce, deep-fried squid, dried mullet roe on white radish, sake-steamed clams and the rare grilled sting ray fin. Izakaya Nakano also offers freshly made vegetable tapas dishes such as spinach salad with sesame, grilled eggplants and agedashi tofu to accompany your meal.
Whether you are looking for a festive dining experience or a relaxing meal with family and friends, Izakaya Nakano offers a unique dining experience that combines authentic and delectable Japanese food with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.