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About us

Kenny Takayama, former Head Chef of Bills, Darlinghurst, had a huge dream as a young start out - that was to one day, have a venue of his own, embodying his own life principles of simplicity, quality and authenticity.


That dream has come to life in the form of Oratnek, his first solo venture hidden behind the gates of a little terrace house close to the Prince Alfred Park end of Redfern.


25 seats inside, with rustic walls, subway tiles and timber furniture, compliment the 25 outside in the courtyard amongst our garden full of flowers and herbs. 


Kenny produces everything possible in-house, with the exception being our coffee, and our bread which is supplied by Sonoma. His food is a gentle twist of Australian, with an Asian influence. Seasonal, local, natural, fresh and simple. 'Finished everyday, fresh the day the after'. That's Chefs moto.


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