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By Broadsheet, 12 Apr 2022
THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY THIS MONTH UNDER $35

Hello Kitty, a celebrated Japanese animated character who first appeared in 1975, is taking up residence at Darling Square. View the inflatable, explore the free outdoor gallery and join in the fun with Hello Kitty themed foods.

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By Good Food, 28 Mar 2022
HAIDILAO HOTPOT OPENS AT DARLING SQUARE OFFERING FREE MANICURES, PLUSHIE DATES AND ROBOT WAITERS

If quirky service is high on your restaurant priority checklist, mark Haidilao down for a visit.

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By Broadsheet, 23 Feb 2022
BITE SIZE: FIVE NEW THINGS IN SYDNEY YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK

Hello Kitty-themed ice-cream sandwiches and ramen, a one-kilogram heart-shaped cookie and a gilded steak.

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By Daily Mail, 21 Feb 2022
INSIDE AUSTRALIA'S OWN 'HELLO KITTY TOWN' POP-UP - COMPLETE WITH ADORABLE HIGH TEAS, EYE-POPPING THEMED DECOR AND VERY SWEET TREATS

Hello Kitty Town has officially opened in Australia with familiar characters, colourful decorations, DIY activities and refreshing food and drinks for the whole family.

By Broadsheet, 08, Feb 2022
HERE'S HOW TO ENJOY LUNAR NEW YEAR FEATS FROM TOP SYDNEY DINERS AT HOME (WITH MINIMAL EFFORT)

Whether you’re in iso or keeping away from crowds, an ace banquet cooked by someone else is still on the cards. Enjoy dumplings, pippies, prosperity toss salad and more from Golden Century, Ho Jiak and others.

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By Delicious, 08 Feb 2022
IN PURRFECT NEWS, A HELLO KITTY FESTIVAL HAS POPPED UP SYDNEY

Sydney’s Darling Square is no longer recognisable – the Haymarket destination has been transformed into Hello Kitty Town.

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By The Urban List, 03 Feb 2022
A THREE-MONTH HELLO KITTY STREET FESTIVAL HAS POPPED UP IN DARLING SQUARE

Anyone who’s a fan of Hello Kitty and other super-cute Japanese characters like Gudetama, Badtz-Maru, and Keroppi will be pleased to know that the cult-favourite characters have descended on Sydney for an epic street festival.

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By Broadsheet, 03 Feb 2022
FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS DARLING SQUARE WILL BE KNOWN AS HELLO KITTY TOWN

Say hello to a five-metre inflatable version of the iconic character then dig into themed toasties, noodle dishes and burgers from a slate of the precinct’s fantastic eateries.

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By Broadsheet, 08 Dec 2021
WHERE TO FIND SYDNEY’S BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS

The Exchange – a spiralling, six-storey building clad in ribbons of timber designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma – is the impressive backdrop for this magical Christmas lights installation. Golden Christmas is a tunnel of fairy lights that will enchant the kids and win over any adult Scrooge with its irresistible holiday cheer.

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By The Urban List, 22 Nov 2021
12 INCREDIBLE REFUGEE-OWNED RESTAURANTS TO VISIT IN SYDNEY

Born out of a love for authentic home-style curries and a passion for supporting refugee and asylum seeker chefs, Uma Curry & Roti is a social enterprise curry house from the team behind Parliament on King. The “love project”, refugee-run Darling Square kitchen showcases Burmese-inspired dishes with a simple menu and plenty of big flavours.

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By The Age, 20 Nov 2021
THE BATTLE OVER THE SOUL OF CHINATOWN

Darling Square which is next door to Chinatown, is buzzing with new life post-lockdown.

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By Concrete Playground, 17 Nov 2021
GOLDEN CENTURY'S BILLY WONG LOOKS TO THE FUTURE NOW THAT THE ORIGINAL CBD RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED

"XOPP at Darling Square has reopened with installation of live seafood tanks and a new menu more aligned to the original Golden Century," Wong explains. "We listened, and many of our chef and front of house team members have joined from Sussex Street to continue serving our customers their GC favourite dishes."

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By The Urban List, 19 Oct 2021
12 OF THE BEST OMAKASE DINING EXPERIENCES IN SYDNEY RIGHT NOW

Urban List has labelled Kuon Omakase as an absolute must-try. Executive chef Kideaki Fukada offers an ever-changing menu of 20+ courses to the small number of lucky guests that features an eclectic assortment of dishes.

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By Concrete Playground, 14 Oct 2021
IIKO MAZESOBA'S SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN MENU

IIKO Mazesoba is giving its brothless ramen a spooky halloween makeover this October. Read more on Concrete Playground.

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By Good Food, 31 Jul 2021
THE BEST TAKEAWAY SUSHI FOR SYDNEY LOCKDOWN

"A bit of luxury - a bit of self care." That's how head chef Chase Kojima at Simulation Senpai describers his incredible sushi to Good Food and we couldn't agree more.

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By Time, 20 Jul 2021
TIME'S WORLD'S GREATEST PLACES 2021

With its glittery skyline and avant-garde architectural offerings including Darling Square's unique building, 'The Exchange,' Sydney has been heralded as one of the World's Greatest Places by Time.

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By Daily Telegraph, 28 Jun 2021
SYDNEY EAT STREET: TRUFFLES BECOMES THE STAR INGREDIENT IN DESSERTS

Savoury dishes may stake claim to the black diamond of the kitchen, but with more and more menus featuring these fragrant fungi in desserts, it seems that truffles have a soft spot for sweets as well. Check out these sweet treats from KOI Dessert Bar, Auvers Cafe and Hello Auntie.

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By SBS, 24 Jun 2021
REFUGEES SHARE THE CUISINE OF THEIR HOMELANDS AT THIS NEW CURRY HOUSE IN SYDNEY

The man behind food-focused social enterprise Parliament On King has a new eatery — Uma Curry & Roti. Its menu is worldly and cooked by refugees.

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By Destination NSW, 19 May 2021
EAT AND DRINK WITH CURTIS STONE IN NSW

Cuisine is “the soul of a place”, says Curtis Stone. If cuisine is the soul of a place, it’s clear that NSW and Darling Square have plenty of soul.

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By Broadsheet, 05 May 2021
HAYMARKET CURRY HOUSE UMA IS A NEW OUTPOST FROM THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BEHIND PARLIAMENT ON KING

Found in The Exchange at Darling Square, new Haymarket curry house Uma Curry & Roti is the latest development for the social enterprise led by founders Ravi Prasad and Della Zhang.

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By Gourmet Traveller, 30 Apr 2021
COMING SOON TO SYDNEY: SIMULATION SENPAI

A permanent sashimi and chirashizushi stand by Sokyo’s Chase Kojima.

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By Good Food, 15 Feb 2021
CHINTA RIA OFFERS BIG BUDDHA LOVE

Chinta Ria Buddha Love finds a home in Good Food's guide to the hottest Sydney CBD restaurant openings in the last year.