Tucked away in the back streets of Woolloongabba is Butterfly, an intimate 22-seat omakase-style restaurant helmed by a pair of Michelin-starred chefs. The restaurant’s kappo-style service leaves guests in the capable hands of the kitchen team, which preps, cooks and serves a procession of delightful dishes inspired by traditional flavours and techniques of Korean and Japanese cuisine. The menu (which changes daily) often begins with lighter Japanese-inspired eats – think sashimi, salad and small bites – before moving to heartier and more aromatic dishes. Each picayune dollop of sauce, splash of robust marinade and even the kimchi is made in house from scratch. The plates are custom, too – all handmade by Japanese craftspeople. Even the sake cups, which are kept locked in a polished wooden case, boast a bespoke glamour. Butterfly is still awaiting its liquor licence, but when obtained the restaurant will add drinks pairings featuring wines, sake and cocktails. Butterfly offers a lunch omakase sitting at 12:00 pm, and two dinner sittings – one at 5:30 pm and another at 8:00 pm.


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