Photo courtesy of Raja. Credit: Nikki To

The Hit ListSydney

The August Hit List: Raja, Ommi Don, Takam, and More


Across Sydney, you’ll see chefs translating their culinary heritage in inspired ways. At newly opened Raja, ex-Firedoor chef Ahana Dutt showcases the immense range of Indian cuisine (particularly lesser-known dishes) with sustainable produce and her one-of-a-kind style. Meanwhile, at Ommi Don, Omar Hsu combines his time at Matt Moran’s two-hat Aria restaurant with influences from his Taiwanese birthplace to make his hole-in-the-wall eatery worth seeking out. The city’s only Persian sandwich shop, Andy Bowdy’s new canteen, and a third-culture Filipino diner also deserve visits. Here’s your Hit List for August.