Putting the fun in Funda, that’s for sure! Enter this restaurant where you’re met with a tunnelled arch of brightly coloured signage and you’ll find yourself in this super cool venue that is brightly lit, has cool music and live DJs to round off an excellent dining experience.
This modern Korean fusion is brought to us by ambitious chef Jung-su Chang, one of the top modern Korean chefs who has brought his culinary vision to the fore. His dishes have been influenced by a conglomeration of cuisines and restaurants from Tokyo, Paris, New York and of course, Seoul. He has developed some classics into some innovative plates of culinary genius, resulting in a really modern and tasty menu.
Having been to Korea recently, I was eager to try the food at Funda. To be honest this is much better – interesting, flavourful and elegantly plated. We peruse the menu and opt for a number of dishes to share, beginning with Ho-bbang – Steamed buns with corn, chilli oil and sesame paste. We paired with a few snacks; some cool Rice cake and chicken sausage skewers drizzled with Gochujang sauce and avocado puree. We also had the seaweed roll – made with a prawn and scallop mousse, perilla leaf, seaweed, yuzu – soy mayo to dip. Quite the sort of food to pair with a couple of cocktails.
Following this, for the more substantials, an interesting fusion dish of soy cured prawn with Vannella burrata cheese, ginger, micro dill, crouton and a decent amount of sauce that you could drizzle on your bread. The raw fish with the seaweed salad is nice and refreshing with white kimchi, micro shiso, yuzu kosho dressing.
We recommend trying the Bibimmyun – rice noodles, soy cured bluefin tuna, mushroom sauce, cucumber, spring onion. It is also presented beautifully, care and precision taken here.
You must finish off with a dessert – in particular their Jujube cake – butterscotch caramel, jujube mousse, crispy kadaif – work of art here too!
If you’re keen to try a broad variety of foods, a banquet menu is available and good for a large group to share.
Vibrant, fun, innovative and elegant would be our words to sum up this great dining experience. The service is also impeccable – plenty of check ins, whilst not being intrusive. They certainly know exactly what they’re doing.
We hope you’re able to try it out for yourself soon.
50 Pitt Street Sydney entry via Macquarie Place
Monday to Saturday
Lunch and Dinner
Wednesday 12 – 3pm, 5.30 – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday 12 – 3pm, 5.30 -11pm