Bars
Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries
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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries

When it comes to Asian eats, it doesn’t matter the cuisine – we’re always keen to chow down. So, imagine the ecstasy and excitement we felt when we heard that the Elizabeth Street Arcade was being transformed into a dedicated hub of Asian dining. Safe to say our appetites were inflamed to immeasurable levels. FudoDori’s announcement caused quite a stir when its initial plans were revealed in February, and now the first wave of eateries will open to the public within days. If you’re intrigued by the sound of tea-based cocktails, matcha soft-serve, Japanese-style hot dogs, modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine and more, read on, pals!

Food
FudoDori
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FudoDori

Brisbane City’s Elizabeth Arcade underwent a complete transformation in 2019, shifting and morphing into FudoDori. Translating from Japanese to ‘food street’, FudoDori is just that – the is lined from Elizabeth to Charlotte street with a veritable smorgasbord of food outlets. The team behind the dining destination want FudoDori to be a social experience just as much as it is about the food, believing that food …

Restaurants
Sizzling inner-city newcomer Yakiniku Hachi fires up at FudoDori
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Sizzling inner-city newcomer Yakiniku Hachi fires up at FudoDori

Elizabeth Street's brand-new dining hub FudoDori has welcomed another salivation-worthy eatery to its midst. Japanese barbecue joint Yakiniku Hachi softly opened earlier this week, bringing with it a menu of top-tier charcoal-grilled morsels and a comfy-casual interior vibe – perfect conditions for some scintillating culinary action.

Treats
Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori
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Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori

If you've made the pilgrimage to Tokyo's cutting-edge cultural hub of Harajuku, you already know that the area is the birthplace of many fashion-forward and food-based crazes. One in particular has endured for decades – the Japanese crepe. The dessert has since spread across far and wide with creperies popping up all over the country and abroad, yet Harajuku remains the epicentre of Japan's crepe obsession. Elizabeth Street's pan-Asian food hub FudoDori quietly welcomed a Harajuku-inspired crepe dispensary of its own last week, with Amai Kawaii satiating sweet and savoury cravings from the heart of this blossoming mini-precinct.

Restaurants
Na Bangkok brings Thai street food to FudoDori
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Na Bangkok brings Thai street food to FudoDori

Darase Kraykaew has been keeping folks fed and watered with her beloved Thai restaurant At Bangkok since 2007. The popular restaurant – located in the heart of Chinatown in Haymarket – is know for being open until 5:00 am, ensuring guests can get a fix of Thai street food in the wee hours of the morning. In fantastic news for fans of authentic Thai fare, Darase is bringing her culinary concept north, opening sibling restaurant Na Bangkok at Elizabeth Street precinct FudoDori today, Friday September 13. Na Bangkok's menu of inspired eats will not only tantalise tastebuds, but will educate diners on the origins of some of Thailand's most popular dishes.

Bars
The year in review: 2019's biggest openings
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The year in review: 2019’s biggest openings

After the blockbuster year Brisbane's food scene experienced in 2018, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 2019 would be hard-pressed to to follow suit. Now that we sit on the precipice of a new decade, we've got the perfect vantage point to look back on the year that as. From our point of view, 2019 has not only matched 2018's gargantuan effort, but has even surpassed it! This year Brisbane was the beneficiary of several new restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and live-music venues – with homegrown heroes and international names establishing must-try venues all over town. From Howard Smith Wharves consolidating its position as Brisbane's go-to dining precinct to the emergence of Fortitude Valley's Ada Lane as a hospitality juggernaut in its own right, 2019 has proven to be a landmark year in Brisbane's history. To celebrate this milestone stretch, we've cast our eye back over 2019 and handpicked some of our personal highlight openings. Here's to another decade of Brisbane excellence!

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 236 August 20
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 236 August 20

From news of a pop-up wine bar coming to West End to a Japanese dessert concept opening this week, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out …

Food
LUCHA Kitchen + Bar
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LUCHA Kitchen + Bar

LUCHA Kitchen + Bar is one of the big names headlining FudoDori’s food and drink offering. The brainchild of Suellen Lei – the culinary doyenne behind Tea and Noodle Time in Browns Plains and CBD-based outlet Noodle Time – LUCHA takes inspiration from several exciting trends growing in popularity in China, shaped to cater to Australian tastes. Described by Suellen as a spot to meet, eat and drink, LUCHA …

Food
Koto Sanpo
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Koto Sanpo

Those of you that have made the trek to Pacific Fair to sample the delights at Koto Sanpo will be familiar with its brand of matcha-based teas and desserts, savoury dishes and delicate sweets, but the new sibling spot at FudoDori is being touted at the concept’s flagship location. Inspired by Kyoto’s rich teahouse and cafe scene, this eatery adds …