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There aren’t many restaurants which have as good a view of the Sydney Opera House as Junk Lounge. Walk up to Level 2 of Cruise Bar, the refurbished Overseas Passenger Terminal, and you’ll see Circular Quay in all of its glory. Junk Lounge has a definite Oriental vibe in both look and menu. Inspired by the junk trading ships of Asia, the restaurant has dark timber benches and inviting sunken lounges to accompany its Asian fusion menu. Sip on a Kung Fu Hustle or Sensei Sam cocktail or have a look over the wine list as you take in the harbour views. For food, it’s tapas-style. You can order everything from soft shell crab steamed buns and Malay satay chicken skewers to Nori-wrapped beef and Thai vegetable dumplings. However, it’s the seared sesame tuna dish that takes the spotlight time and time again. Saturday nights have never looked better, whether it’s a girl’s night out or a cosy date for two, and it can all be rounded off with a dance into the early hours downstairs.