Shishou – Opening Soon
Exciting news for lovers of Japanese cuisine – one of Brisbane’s best sushi chefs is opening a sushi degustation restaurant in the heart of Fortitude Valley next month. Takashi Nami has worked across many of Brisbane’s best Japanese eateries (Ginga, Ku-O), and he is now striking out on his own with a concept that will show the true width and breadth of his talent. Shishou is an intimate restaurant taking over the former home of The American Diner Co. on Brunswick Street that will see Takashi showcase a range of morsels kappo style. Translated as ‘to cut and to cook’, kappo essentially entails a multi-course experience left up to the chef – a more informal style than kaiseki cuisine but no less special and entrancing. Diners will perch at Shishou’s bar to enjoy a short or long-course degustation menu featuring lovingly crafted sushi, sashimi and various Japanese appetisers prepared and served by Takashi himself. In addition to the artfully prepared and presented dishes, Shishou will also serve a selection of Japanese sake, plum wine, local red and white wines and champagne. Excited? Keep your eyes peeled for Shishou’s arrival in mid-August.