Noodle slurping and vinyl spinning at Iku’s Ramen and Record Mondays
There’s no reason Mondays should be dreary. Luckily for us, the good people at Iku Yakitori Bar in Burleigh agree. As the nights grow cooler, the soup-slinging crew is inviting everyone to cosy up inside with some belly-warming ramen and a classic record for Iku’s Monday night Ramen & Records event.
Pull up a seat at the bar and settle in for an evening of ramen slurping and the unmistakeable crackle of vinyl –Iku’s got your Monday night sorted. A diverse selection of beats will soundtrack the night – plus you’re welcome to bring whatever record takes your fancy, from brand-new hip-hop to classic rock anthems. Iku’s owner Mitch was inspired to create the Monday night vinyl session to feel like you’re welcomed into a friend’s place, feeling so comfortable that you’re compelled to grab the aux cord and treat your mates to your selection of tunes.
Every Monday from 5:00 pm, Iku will sling its famous pork tonkotsu ramen – a cult crowd favourite boasting authentic creamy broth piled high with toppings. Pair it with a quality sip (a craft beer or a Japanese whisky, you choose) and sit back to be transported to another place by the power of music. Maybe that’s a stretch, but it’s not hard to imagine you’re snugly tucked away in a hidden gem of a bar in the backstreets of Tokyo. The general rule is that you get to play one side of your record selection before handing over the turntable to the next vinyl enthusiast. In saying that, if it’s a crowd favourite and the vibes are flowing then the rules are flexible. The most popular track so far? The Vapors – Turning Japanese.