Mon - Sat 6pm - 10pm
Squeak and I decide to hook up with an old friend (in time, not age) who has recently moved back to Australia's food capital (c'mon... we all know it's true!) for a pre-election dinner. We figure we are either pre-celebrating, or pre-commiserating! Asian food is not a cuisine that Buggles and Squeak routinely go out for...we're not sure why.... we just don't find many that really make our toes curl! Tonight however we decide to give Monkey Magic a burl. To be honest I think the choice has more to do Squeak's childhood memories of her favourite TV show, than the actual food... but to Surry Hills we head!
The decor and atmosphere of this place is definitely 'cool', and really does epitomise Monkey Magic's self description as "Modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of New York flair". It is the perfect place to unwind after the working week, and the first way to do this is to get a drink.... for me it was the 'Sakura Blossom' which I ordered as much for its name as its contents which advertise as 'an arotic mix of vodka, cherry, agave with a hint of lime.' Delicious! Squeak and C1 both went for the more refined white wine options and nab a Tamar Valley Pinot Gris and a Clifton Bay Sauvignon Blanc respectively. And we were off...