Start the year off by catching up with some recent openings: there’s a unique taqueria that draws on native ingredients, a new Chinese restaurant by the Bar H crew and a First Nations canteen that’s a welcome addition to the spectacular new Art Gallery of NSW extension. If you want to splash out, there’s a ritzy omakase restaurant and yakiniku menu that are both designed for decadent dining. After something more low-key? There are plenty of venues that are ideal for the current stretch of summer days. Here’s your Hit List for January.