Little Itoshin is a smaller, more casual venue from the owners of popular Japanese restaurant Itoshin in Mermaid Beach. Located in the Miami Village Shopping Centre, the 25-seat space serves a seasonal menu that puts a contemporary lean on traditional Japanese comfort food, whilst retaining the level of quality that the original Itoshin has become renowned for. Think dishes like ebi fry curry, served with local panko-crumbed prawns, edamame, fried eggplant, green beans, capsicum, prawn oil and hemp seeds. Sashimi lovers are in good hands here too, with eye-catching arrangements of trawler-fresh catches on offer, alongside vibrant salmon caviar bowls, and open ‘temaki’ hand rolls with toppings like unagi (eel) with cucumber, Kewpie and shichimi. There’s also deliciously crisp chicken karaage and the more delicate agedashi tofu, which are both gluten free (as are Hibiki’s house-made soy and ponzu sauces), as well as heartier eats like okonomiyaki and pan-fried yakisoba noodles with thinly sliced pork belly. You’ll find a selection of Japanese sake, whisky and gin pouring, as well as beer, wine and mocktails.