Welcome to Niji
Niji Restaurant & Bar. Originally opened in Kingsford, Niji is named after the diverse colour and taste associated with food. Now opened in the trendy suburban area of Double Bay, Niji continues to feature contemporary Japanese menu infused with traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes with Western ingredients & modern taste.
We are about the experience…
Unobtrusive, meticulous & superb
Come in & unwind
PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
Double Bay has had a new lease of life with the opening of exciting new restaurants in Bay Street. Knox Street has been where everyone has headed to for a coffee, brunch or a late night dinner with Dee Bees, Cafe 21 and The Cosmopolitan dominating the Double Bay restaurant scene for many years. And then overnight, Bay Street seems to be where it’s all happening with Mrs. Sippy, Royal Oak Bistro and now Niji Restaurant and Bar - a cool, refined, Japanese restaurant. A number of good chefs have tipped their toes in the Double Bay restaurant scene with Lucio Galette, Tony Bilson, Deitmar Sawyer over the years but there has never been an upmarket Japanese restaurant.
Bay Street is tree-lined street with wide footpaths, blending itself to outdoor dining, with very little traffic and some very exclusive shops such as Max Mara and Diane von Furstenberg for some after dinner window shopping. Even the Royal Oak has had a makeover with a great new bistro replacing the Aussie style bar, with Mrs Sippy pumping all day with the young and attractive eastern suburbanites.
The service at Niji is exceptional and the decor is stunning with a curved wooden slats overhead resembling the hull of a wooden fishing Boat. Blonde wood is a feature from the sushi bar with soft lighting giving the whole restaurant loads of atmosphere. Niji is quickly developing a reputation as the go-to destination for a cocktail and delicious Japanese snacks, or a long dinner where guests can choose from a six course degustation dinner paired with Sake or some dishes from their a la carte menu. You can choose to sit at the sushi bar, in the restaurant or in the outdoor tree-lined area. Niji has it all, I will be back and all my friends now have Niji on their list of ‘must go to’ restaurants.