Kala

Kala Koutsakis

"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." - Alan D. Wolfelt
Kala's Latest reviews: Kala's Top 10 restaurants:

Otto Sydney

Woolloomooloo

Kala dined on Sat, 15th Dec 2018 (10)

One of my favourite restaurants along the Woolloomooloo strip, the food, service & views never disappoint& you always feel like you're overseas on holidays, Love it! Will be back in 2019'.

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Kala dined on Sat, 8th Dec 2018 (10)

We enjoyed a Xmas get together with some very dear friends, a memorable day of delicious food, impeccable service & dreamy harbour views, overall a perfect dining experience.

Nomad

Surry Hills

Kala dined on Sat, 24th Nov 2018 (9)

Great Menu, Service & Ambience, will definitely be back. Loved the space & vibe & the food we chose on the night was delicious!

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 26th Oct 2018 (10)

Always lovely to dine here, it's wonderful for a midweek dinner / drinks catch up with friends or business meeting during lunch. I also love b'fast served outside while I watch the hustle & bussel of people on their way to work & the beautiful views of Hyde Park.

Lotus Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Kala dined on Sat, 20th Oct 2018 (10)

This is the second time I have dined at Lotus & the food & cuisine is amazing! Great signature choices & service. On a beautiful sunny day it's the perfect lunch spot to meet with your friends & enjoy the views & cuisine. Will be back.

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Mon, 15th Oct 2018 (10)

Love Bambini Trust & the beautiful heritage building. It's brings back old school class & ambience. Cuisine never disappoints. I tend to frequent his place for this reason. In Summer I love sitting outside watching people go by as I enjoy an aperitif.

Felix

Sydney

Kala dined on Sat, 6th Oct 2018 (10)

I have dined @ Felix on many different occasions, with different people & have always left feeling happy & indulged. The service is always amazing, food delicious & generous. My favourite starter is the 'Twice baked Gruyere Souffle'" & to end the 'Vanilla Creme Brûlée' my kind of heaven! Thank you for a wonderful evening, it's always a pleasure, I shall return soon!

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 28th Sep 2018 (8)

We enjoyed our dining experience however the service was not so great on the evening. The manager however did make up for it with complimentary desserts. Thank you. I would try this place again.

Manta Restaurant & Bar

Woolloomooloo

Kala dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2018 (10)

First time dining @ Mantra & was very pleased with everything from the great menu & options, wine & cocktails to the perfect location for a birthday luncheon with family. Will definitely be back.

The Cuban Place

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (8)

First time dining here, it's a great place to catch up with friends for a little bit of dancing as well. I thought it was a little pricey for the size of the servings but overall a nice experience.

Eastside Kitchen + Bar

Chippendale

Kala dined on Fri, 4th May 2018 (8)

Great restaurant, although quiet in the night, the service & food were lovely. Love the space & decor as well! Will definitely try again.

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Thu, 26th Apr 2018 (10)

Love absolutely everything about Bambini Trust, the service, ambiance, cuisine & wine/cocktail selection never disappoints. Will be back 🌞

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Tue, 24th Apr 2018 (10)

Love this place, I could dine here every day & never get bored. The service impeccable, menu, wine list, ambience...everything! See you soon!!!

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 16th Mar 2018 (10)

Love Bambini Trust & the gorgeous Heritage Building location, the beautiful views, inside old glamour, outside Hyde Park views. The menu, wine list & service never disappoint, one of my favourite places in the heart of Sydney! Will be back soon!

The Rice Den

Crows Nest

Kala dined on Tue, 20th Feb 2018 (9)

Great local Work Restaurant to take clients & have parties etc. Food & Service has always been great.

The Winery

Surry Hills

Kala dined on Sat, 10th Feb 2018 (10)

Love this restaurant, it has a great vibe & outdoor setting, food & drinks never disappoint & on a glorious sunny day is the perfect lunch escape with your friends or for a romantic duo.

Bistrot Gavroche

Chippendale

Kala dined on Fri, 9th Feb 2018 (9)

First time here but not the last, love Kensington Street & the beautiful heritage building setting for this French Restaurant. Loved the authentic French cuisine & choice of desserts. Can't wait to try more of the menu on my next visit.

The Gantry Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 2nd Feb 2018 (9)

The Gantry is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or small group of friends, it's part of the Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Hotel. The service was wonderful including including the menu selection. We dined outside which had more of a relaxed vibe & I loved that there was a bar next door to have the option of pre or post dinner drinks.

Kensington Street Social

Chippendale

Kala dined on Thu, 7th Dec 2017 (9)

Have dined here many times for Dinner & Brunch & love the ambience & venue, food & drinks are always lovely, breakfast could be a little more adventurous but overall a great place!

The Rice Den

Crows Nest

Kala dined on Thu, 16th Nov 2017 (8)

A Work regular that never disappoints! Food is always fresh, tasty & plenty.

Graze MCA

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Sun, 24th Sep 2017 (8)

Nice spot for brunch, lunch & close to Sydney's famous landmarks which can be a great spot for o/seas visitors.

Olio Kensington Street

Chippendale

Kala dined on Sat, 26th Aug 2017 (9)

Olios is set in the beautifully restored heritage 'The Old Rum Store' building on Kensington Street. You are surrounded by gorgeous architecture/decor & presented with great Sicilian flavours. Stand out for me was my starter 'POLIPO' a charred and citrus fremantle river octopus, capsicum Aioli & chickpeas. Great & intimate enough for small groups with enough room not to feel on top of other diners. Can't wait for Summer to enjoy the Terrace dining experience. See you soon!

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Kala dined on Fri, 25th Aug 2017 (9)

We had Friday lunch here but surprisingly of all the times I have dined here & passed this gorgeous restaurant buzzing with life, lunch time during the week was very quiet & lacked atmosphere. I would however mention this is not the norm & the food was just as amazing as I remember it to be and would definitely come back on a weekend & during Summer to enjoy the alfresco dining.

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Thu, 24th Aug 2017 (10)

Have been coming to Bambini Trust for years & again it has living up to it's high standard of culinary delights. The food was amazing last night. I dined on zucchini flowers stuffed with four different cheeses, a divine Seafood broth & a gorgeous Tiramasu...pefection, loved loved loved...will be back!

Cafe Del Mar

Darling Harbour

Kala dined on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 (10)

First time diner at Cafe Del Mar, taking advantage of a special offering mid week & definitely not the last. The service was great, the food & wine choices were all deliciously amazing. I definitely would love to dine here in the Summer months & enjoy the alfresco option. A lovely evening with friends. Thank you!

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Kala dined on Sat, 13th May 2017 (10)

I have had the pleasure of dining here twice & both times lucky to be seated in the enclosed dining area overlooking the magnificent city views. Love this space & the urban cool Hamptons/miami vibe including unpretentious service & great cocktails. Fabulous venue for a close group of friends to enjoy an intimate evening.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Kala dined on Sun, 30th Apr 2017 (10)

Being a local I had always wanted to try BPD but never got around to it till now. Had heard great reviews & I we were definitely not disappointed. Service, food, ambience was perfect for a Sunday luncheon with good friends. Thank you I shall return soon!

Australian Youth Hotel

Glebe

Kala dined on Thu, 20th Apr 2017 (9)

I have lived in Ultimo for years & have had the pleasure of dining here many times & the service & food has always been top notch including this evening. Love this local historic gem.

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Kala dined on Tue, 14th Mar 2017 (10)

I enjoyed dinner with some close friends on one of their more quieter nights however it still had a Lovely atmosphere, great service & delicious cuisine. Definitely recomend & will be back for more.

Flour Eggs Water at the Tramsheds

Forest Lodge

Kala dined on Sun, 12th Mar 2017 (10)

I've dined here twice, once for dinner & this time for lunch & was not disappointed. Like their parent restaurant A Tavola, the food is divine, great pasta, flavours & service. Love the urban space & atmosphere & will definitely be back!

Pony Dining The Rocks

The Rocks

Kala dined on Fri, 17th Feb 2017 (10)

Pony is one of those trusted restaurants that never fails to please, great food, service & atmosphere & for the small space, has a lot of character.

Kensington Street Social

Chippendale

Kala dined on Fri, 6th Jan 2017 (9)

We had breakfast here which was nice but could have more options. My Brunch & Dinner experiences were a lot more memorable, overall love the heritage building & would like to see a little more variety for weekly breakfast.

Catalina

Rose Bay

Kala dined on Sat, 10th Dec 2016 (10)

An iconic dining spot that hasn't lost it's class or charm, had a wonderful Xmas lunch with beautiful service, amazing food & cocktails. All my guests had a memorable day, will definitely be back for more.

The Rice Den

Crows Nest

Kala dined on Thu, 10th Nov 2016 (8)

Great local work dining spot, food is always fresh & services is great however I would like to see the menu change a little more often or at least the specials.

Australian Youth Hotel

Glebe

Kala dined on Fri, 7th Oct 2016 (10)

Love this place for it's great Menu, Service & Ambience, never fails to disappoint.

Spanish Tapas

Glebe

Kala dined on Thu, 8th Sep 2016 (9)

Great neighbourhood gem, never disappoints, service is great & food always fresh.

The Rose Hotel

Chippendale

Kala dined on Sun, 31st Jul 2016 (6)

On the day the court yard was half closed due to renovations & they had a fire overnight so atmosphere & service lacked. I'm sure once renovated & up & running they will not disappoint.

Bei Amici

Darling Point

Kala dined on Sat, 23rd Jul 2016 (10)

Lovely cosy restaurant with beautiful food made with love.

The Rice Den

Crows Nest

Kala dined on Thu, 7th Jul 2016 (10)

Loved the atmosphere & the food was delicious & beautifully presented.

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Kala dined on Sun, 7th Feb 2016 (10)

Beautiful for a Long Lunch on a breezy Summer day or even a sneaky dip in the ocean before lunch. Great views, pleasant decor topped with a scrumptious menu. We had the Barramundi special with the side roasted potatoes & shared the cherry soufflé & it was to die for. Loved it!

Ahgora

Glebe

Kala dined on Sun, 24th Jan 2016 (10)

Love this restaurant, the Greek menu has a beautiful modern twist to it with a divine signature dish of Haloumi Ravioli & the traditional roasted Lamb together with their beetroot salad was to die for. Will definitely be back again.

Spanish Tapas

Glebe

Kala dined on Fri, 11th Dec 2015 (9)

Great neighbourhood gem, fantastic value, Love their Chicken & Prawn Paella & the fact they also server Spanish Beer to compliment their cuisine. It's perfect for a light nibble or a big scrumptious meal. Will definitely be back.

The Malaya

Darling Harbour

Kala dined on Fri, 27th Nov 2015 (10)

I've dined here on several occasions over the last 5 years & the food never fails to please, I have to say the Eggplant dishes & Beef Curry are to die for. Love it!

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Kala dined on Sun, 15th Nov 2015 (10)

One Penny has real character located in the Historic Summer Hill Post Office & is a great little neighbourhood cafe/restaurant for a group get together over brunch/lunch. The food is lovely & the services great. This is my second time here & I would definitely return.

Firefly

Neutral Bay

Kala dined on Sat, 17th Oct 2015 (8)

Not my usual neighbourhood but a nice little find. Enjoyed a casual lunch with a friend & was fairly quiet but enjoyable. Would definitely recommend an evening visit as i think there would be more of an atmosphere.

Ahgora

Glebe

Kala dined on Thu, 1st Oct 2015 (10)

This neighbourhood Gem is beautifully designed creating a great atmosphere & is complimented by its creative Greek cuisine. There is enough authentic delicious Traditional dishes like their amazing signature dish, slow roasted Lamb with eggplant purée & chickpeas with a little modern twist like the butter sage Haloumi ravioli which is definitely a must, delicious! We tried one of the Greek wines which was just as impressive. ! Will be back for more!

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Kala dined on Sat, 19th Sep 2015 (10)

tucked away in a very deceivingly small bar entrance is this magnificent space overlooking the city scape oozing ambience, an inventive menu & cocktails that leave you wanting to try all of them. Loved everything about it & will be back.

Cafe Morso

Pyrmont

Kala dined on Sun, 24th May 2015 (10)

Have had brunch on many occasions being a neighbourhood favourite. Never disappoints.

Bambini Trust

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Mon, 11th May 2015 (10)

I love this place, have dined on different occasions, Lunch with close friends, breakfast, drinks/nibbles, seated in the wine bar, restaurant & outside & each experience has been wonderful.

4 Fourteen

Surry Hills

Kala dined on Sat, 21st Mar 2015 (7)

We decided on the Collective Menu on the night & It was a pleasant evening but I found some of the dishes bland in seasoning & was not a fan of the deep fried options on the menu. Overall a good night my favourites being the lamb & the signature dessert.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Fri, 13th Feb 2015 (9)

Have dined here many times in the past & Is a great place for catch ups. I have never been disappointed with the service which has always been great & accommodating.

Otto Sydney

Woolloomooloo

Kala dined on Sat, 20th Dec 2014 (10)

Ottos never seems to disappoint! We all had the degustation lunch menu & The food was amazing. Creative & plentiful. A fabulous Sunny day to enjoy the views & enjoy the atmosphere. Will be back soon!

Alfie & Hetty

Glebe

Kala dined on Tue, 2nd Dec 2014 (10)

Set in a heritage terrace, this little neighbourhood gem is great for an impromptu aperitif or a lovely dinner for two or intimate group of friends....service is always lovely laid back but attentive...love

Otto Sydney

Woolloomooloo

Kala dined on Sun, 27th Jul 2014 (10)

Everything from the Service, food/drinks & atmosphere were amazing.

Flying Fish

Sydney CBD

Kala dined on Sat, 26th Jul 2014 (8)

As a first time diner at Flying Fish, the food was generally lovely but on the night, the service was a little slow & a little over priced. I would still recommend in the hope this is not the norm.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Kala dined on Sat, 17th May 2014 (7)

Food was great but the Ambience of the place & Decor was a little bit of a let down. It's a great space that can be so much better.

Cafe Morso

Pyrmont

Kala dined on Sat, 12th Apr 2014 (10)

Love this place, menu never fails to keep thing interesting! Service & views, gorgeous!

Cafe Morso

Pyrmont

Kala dined on Sun, 16th Mar 2014 (10)

Love this place, discovered it a year ago & have been back, introducing different friends ever since, a real gem.

A Tavola Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Kala dined on Sat, 14th Dec 2013 (10)

I had heard great reviews & it lived up & exceeded my expectation. Fabulous evening, will definitely come back soon!!

Cafe Morso

Pyrmont

Kala dined on Sun, 1st Dec 2013 (10)

Love this place, have come back for more many times!

Spanish Tapas

Glebe

Kala dined on Thu, 2nd May 2013 (9)

Great little local Spanish Restaurant. Food is always fresh & there is even some entertainment on the w/ends.

Cafe Morso

Pyrmont

Kala dined on Sat, 9th Mar 2013 (10)

Love the unique twist on the Brunch menu, have been to brunch twice here & loved both times. The service & atmosphere are lovely, you almost feel like you are overseas, very pleasant & will definitely make this one I frequent, see you very Soon!!