Or perhaps it has overtaken as my favourite.I’m a massive, long-time fan of Kotobuki is East Brisbane. I was going there way before it was cool and all the footy boys found out about it.
The same owners have opened a restaurant style dining venue in the heart of the city with a true Izakaya feel – it’s just not as squished as it would be in Japan. The menu is essentially the same but it is licenced so you can now enjoy your old time favourites with a beverage! Jugs of beer or sake anyone?
I devoured agadashi tofu, wakame salad, spicy raw fish, seared salmon nigiri and some shared gyoza, edamame and sashimi. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I think Ka Lei ordered about 15 plates she was so excited and impressed.
The atmosphere is intimate and fun and the service wonderful as always. The owner was in and promised the food would be as good. He was right.
Annnddd we could split the bill.
A fan at the back wouldn’t go amiss.
I love the place.