Muso North Coast
Located on Brooke Avenue, Muso is a haven for authentic Japanese ramen. It’s the third venue for the Muso team, which also dispenses bowls of piping-hot ramen from its other locations at Mermaid Beach and Robina. Here you’ll find Muso favourites like The Black Miso (pork broth) topped with Kurobuta pork belly, the Tokyo Truffle (chicken, kobu and shiitake broth) and The Buddha – a vibrant bowl of gluten-free noodles in a vegetable broth with roasted seasonal toppings like pumpkin, carrot and tomato. There’s also rice donburi bowls topped with the likes of diced pork char siu, marinated spicy salmon and truffled egg, as well as more-refined dishes like kombu-cured salmon carpaccio, tempura chilli prawns and wagyu rump steak with a wasabi-pea puree. The lunch menu expands into katsu sandos, with the option of either pork or eggplant katsu served between slices of soft white bread with slaw and sauce, sided with a handful of furikake-dusted chips. There’s also karaage sandos, served simply with lettuce and tartare sauce, as well as chilli-prawn sandos, buckwheat soba-noodle salads with sous-vide chicken, pork gyoza and loaded takoyaki (octopus balls). As for sips, choose from Japanese and local tap beers, a raft of sake and umeshu variations, Japanese whiskies and shochu-based cocktails.