With a gorgeous slick decor and chilled out vibe, Geisha Haus serves up unique and delish Japanese dishes partnering up with some killer cocktails. Darius Rountree-Harrison, manager of Geisha Haus, fills us in about the joint and we devour a few of his recommendations.
Previously from some of Sydney’s prime eateries such as Sokyo and Flying Fish, Rajendra Tamang, Head Chef of Geisha Haus, brings out his verve of food which is evident in the dishes he produces.
Also drawing upon inspiration from the art of the Japanese tea ceremonies and molecular mixology, Geisha Haus showcases some rather exceptional cocktails which are made right in front you at the table using fire, smoke, dry ice and liquid nitrogen.
Edamame /ˌɛdəˈmɑːmeɪ/ or edamame bean is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. – Wikipedia
Always start your sushi session with some edemame, it’s in some sort of sushi bible – seriously.
The Maguro Hana is definitely a starter winner!
Tuna flowers with spicy mayo topped with baby herbs on a piece of Tempura Rice.
Always fancied a little bit of a show with our food and drinks and this liquid nitrogen-made cocktail is awesome to watch.
Within its glass walls, the Kawaii Kisses is filled with Watermelon and Rose Daiquiri, Belvedere Citrus Vodka, Uonuma-nouin sake, T2 Just Rose tea, sugar, fresh Watermelon and Lime juice, made with liquid nitrogen and served in a Daiquri glass with rose petals.
One of the chef’s signature dish was this delicious Haus Cigar made of bric pastry and filled with a delicious fresh tuna tartar.
The malto ash added another dimension to the cigar whilst the spicy mayo supplied a gratifying kick to the tastebuds.
How beautiful is this sashimi platter?!?
Fresh Tuna, Salmon, Kingfish and Calamari, all sliced just right with a bowl of succulent seared scallops.
What I love most about the food in Geisha Haus is their rice. I’d say it’s almost perfect.
So soft & fluffy and helps emphasise on the main flavours of the ingredients in their dishes. Like the above Seared Salmon Roll with prawn, cucumber, creamy ponzu and crispy eschallot or the Tempura Prawn Roll below with avocado and spicy mayo rolled in tobiko which both were just stellar.
These Popcorn Prawns are a must order! Garlic soy marinated prawns with a spicy mayo drizzled all over.
Thinly sliced, buttery and powerful, this Seared Salmon Belly simply melts in your mouth.
Definitely in the top ten hand rolls I’ve devoured, crunchy & flavoursome soft shell crab, avocado, Japanese mayo and that soft fluffy rice wrapped in a crispy seaweed.
This is the Gorgeous Geisha, it’s a combination of Larious 12 Gin, Contreau, T2 Gorgeous Geisha Tea, Mixed Berry syrup and a dash of rhubarb bitters, served in a brandy balloon with edible wildflowers frozen in an ice sphere.
For a chilled out sushi session with friends devouring fabulous sushi and a few impressive cocktails, you should definitely check out Geisha Haus.
Geisha Haus is located at 1/5-9 Roslyn St, Potts Point NSW 2011 and you can check out their menu online via geishahaus.com.au