Ippin Japanese Dining
Ippin Japanese Dining is an eye-catching 140-seat restaurant located on second floor of West Village’s South Pavilion, overlooking The Common. Co-owned and operated by Sydney restaurateur Kenny Lee (Kuon Omakase) and Brisbane-based duo Helen Lea and Jane Ma, Ippin is delivering an elevated array of Japanese cuisine built using locally sourced produce. Head chef Tatsuya Miwa is using Queensland seafood and imported Japanese ingredients to fashion an offering featuring bluefin tuna toro-taku, chawanmushi with snow crab and crab butter, sushi and sashimi platters, Glacier 51 toothfish, Robata duck breast and wagyu tenderloins with a marble score of 9+. The restaurant’s beverage program is led by a tight selection of signature cocktails, a range of Australian, French and Italian wines, and a list of umenoyado (sake-based fruit liqueurs) and traditional sake, with most options picked based on how well it complements Ippin’s delicate fare.