In a move that delighted lovers of Japanese cuisinem one of Brisbane’s best sushi chefs opened a sushi degustation restaurant in the heart of Fortitude Valley at the end of 2019. Takashi Nami has worked across many of Brisbane’s best Japanese eateries (Ginga, Ku-O), and decided to strike out on his own with a concept that shows the true width and breadth of his talent. Shishou is an intimate restaurant on Brunswick Street that sees Takashi showcase a range of morsels omakase and 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, medium 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 also serves a selection of Japanese sake, plum wine, local red and white wines and champagne.