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3 restaurants you must know about

Here are three recent arrivals on the international dining scene that are getting gums flapping, in more ways than one.

Toko Dubai, Dubai

Sydney institution, Toko Group(of Toko Surry Hills-fame), is expanding abroad with the opening of Toko Dubai at the Vida Hotel in December. Expect classic sashimi through to experimental dishes, a degustation option and, like its Surry Hills counterpart, a focus on local and Australian produce. There’s a Japanese courtyard featuring a waterfall, designed to balance the Dubai heat, as well as a suspended dining room on the upper level.

www.toko-dubai.com

King Noodle, New York

Asian pop meets The Biggest Loser’s greatest temptation challenge at this wacky new Pan-Asian restaurant in Bushwick. Hereyou’ll find bizarre flavour combos like kimchee carbonara with crushed Doritos, which bizarrely seems to work. Think hyper-Americanised Chinese food set amongst disco décor.

kingnoodlebk.com

The Toy Shop, London

For big kids at heart, especially those who played Pac Man circa 1985, this Putney time-warp is all about hearty share plates and light-hearted fun. Be sure to sample the cocktail menu at the Toy Shop, with alcoholic ice cubes carved into lego men and absinthe wine gums.

thetoyshopbar.com

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