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by Richard Ramnac (subscribe)
Bit of a geek who likes discovering new places in and around Sydney. Follow me on Instagram @richrammo or Twitter @richramo
Published May 6th 2017
Cafe Kentaro - Dishes with a Japanese twist
Tired of visiting cafes serving standard cafe dishes, then Cafe Kentaro may be the place for you. Enjoy a variety of everyday dishes with a Japanese twist.

Located in leafy Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Cafe Kentaro is a very popular venue for brunch so get there early to get a table. Serving traditionally named dishes like Tacos and Hot Dogs fused with a Japanese influence makes for a very interesting dining experience.

Having ordered the 'Japanese Yakisoba Hot Dog' for brunch, I had no idea what to expect. With an interesting mix of a pork sausage, noodles, mustard and ginger, it was a taste that I had never experienced before and it is difficult to compare it to a dish I have had previously.

Hotdog japanese fusion noodles
Japanese Yakisoba Hotdog


This is what makes Cafe Kentaro such an interesting place to try. From my experience, people are often looking for something a little different with their choice of cuisine and Cafe Kentaro certainly delivers in this area.

I also had the opportunity to sample the 'Not So Mexican Tacos' from the menu. These weren't your usual tacos - they consisted of brown rice, pork belly, crispy vermicelli and garlic shoots and provided a burst of flavour which left a lasting impression and a craving for more. A dish I would highly recommend to anyone.

Taco Mexican Japanese Food
Not So Mexican Tacos


Something else that caught my eye on the menu was the 'Fizzy Rhubarb and Ginger Beer'. Being a fan of both rhubarb and ginger, this was a great beverage and once again proving that at Cafe Kentaro they do things a little differently.

Cafe Kentaro had a rustic look about it, the staff are casual yet friendly but the food is what it is all about. Flavours from cuisines across the world, fused together to provide a cafe experience that is somewhat different from most.

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Cafe Kentaro

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Why? They do cafe food a little differently.
When: Mon - SAT 7am - 3.30pm Sunday 8AM - 3.30PM
Phone: 02 9699 2665
Where: 616 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010
Cost: Average $25 per person
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