Welcome to Izy.Aki

Kappo Yakiniku at the Rocks

from Darren Templeman

See a typical dinner at Izy.aki


Book in for our Omakase dinner showcasing the freshest and best Australian produce,  wines, sakes and native ingredient cocktails.


Chisai Omakase

5 course menu on offer only from 5pm to 6.15pm only

5 course menu will have a time frame of 1hr 30mins


From Sydney to Japan and back.

Whilst travelling through Japan, Darren identified the personalised guest experience and the connection to local produce that he feels we should have more of in Sydney.

F or diners looking for a more Ala Carte selection. They can wander to Keel Bar upstairs and find a Japanese bar menu from IzyAki with gorgeous rice bowls, tempura, pork belly skewers and more.

Awarded Bar of the Future, Daintree Sydney, is excited to support this initiative as an opportunity to bring attention to the beautiful abundance of local produce and bringing people together to experience a unique dining experience. The venue will continue to donate a massive 50% of its profit back to the Daintree rainforest, to rewild and return the land to the Kuku Yalangi people.

Located at award winning Daintree housed inside Sailors Home at the Rocks, Izy.Aki by Chef Darren Templeman (Atelier, O bar and Dining) is an izakaya style bar serving Kappo Omakase and the restaurant carries all the hallmarks of a back street bar in Osaka; small intimate with a guest forward focus.

Izy.aki showcases the best of Australian produce, sakes and native ingredient cocktails.

Cocktails, Sake and wines curated by Aurelien Having worked with Darren over the many years and coming from Obar, Aurelien has years of experience curating cocktails using native spirits and more.


Meet our Family

Izy.Aki is Darren and our Star host Aurelien. For the best of our Omakase Experience visit for a cocktail and a luxe Omakase dinner.


Darren templeman is the head chef and helms the front counter here at Izy.Aki. He greets, presents the course and sources all of our "best of the best" produce.


Our resident sommelier, cocktail expert and host. Aurelien has years of experiece curating cocktails and pairing them with the dishes from the Kitchen team.
His experience includes his time with Darren at  O bar.

Sample Menus

See you soon!


Join us for a fabulous Omakase dinner.

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