Mizuya (CLOSED) (CLOSED)
Time Out says
Push the button and sing your face off
So Sydney’s karaoke land is a bit of an oligarchy, with the same folk who own Mizuya also owning K Square and a few others. That would normally raise our pro-competition hackles, but damn if they don’t do a good job. The food here – the same extensive, order-via-a-touchscreen fare you get in the attached restaurant – is tops, and service is quick. Just push a button and your $10 happy hour cocktail practically rushes through the door. Rooms can be
a bit tight – they’ve fit 24 of them into the sub-George Street space – but they’re slick, modern and clean enough to lick a spilled cocktail off.
The remote-control system is standard, so aficionados will pick it up quickly (just remember to aim right at the sensor). A hardcopy songbook to pass around keeps things moving.
There are 200,000-plus songs in four languages. So where were the staples? Is any karaoke night complete without a little bit of ‘Lovefool’? Or – we ask, looking bashfully down – the Biebs’s ‘Baby’?
Those coloured lights on the ceiling keep changing colour – disco time! Rooms range from $10pp/hour for first two hours ($5 every extra hour) to $15pp/hour ($7.50 every extra hour).