Japanese restaurants are enjoying a moment in Sydney right now. After a disco-themed Japanese bar opened in Oxford Street just last month, a new pop-up experience is making its way to Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park. Say hello to Maho Magic Bar, part of Sydney Festival’s huge 2022 program. Combining storytelling, magic, cocktails and good food, the intimate and vibrant spot promises a great time. The show comes to town courtesy of the team behind Broad Encounters.
Maho Magic Bar
Expect a dizzying number of neon lights, a lovely bespoke space with cherry blossoms, Japanese cocktails and spirits and magic — lots of it. And best yet, the magic happens at your table.
Watch Japan’s leading close-up magicians and sleight-of-hand specialists perform exclusive magic shows and put a modern spin on magic traditions that date back to Japan’s Edo period.
Bringing the magic to the table, quite literally, is the princess of illusion Kaori Kitazawa, breaking glass ceilings to perform magic traditionally done by men. Plus Sarito will amaze you with magic that includes needles and gaffer tape along with gold-bearded Jonio and the master of ceremonies, Sho. The unique, immersive experience comes to town for one month only so you’ll have to move fast if you want to snag a spot.
If you haven’t heard the buzz, Sydney Festival’s 2022 program promises to pack a punch and with January getting closer, excitement is building. We’ve got immersive cultural shows, an opera on a faux beach in Town Hall and a Frida Kahlo exhibition among many other stellar events.