Sushi Room – Opening Soon

With two of Brisbane’ best restaurants in his portfolio and a previously announced third eatery also on the way, you’d be forgiven for thinking that restaurateur Simon Gloftis would be eager to ease his foot off the accelerator for a little while. Well, it seems like he’s doing exactly the opposite, revealing recently that in 2022 he’ll be opening Sushi Room – a high-end Japanese restaurant that will occupy a custom-built space inside The Calile Hotel. Sushi Room will join Simon’s other restaurants Hellenika and SK Steak & Oyster as The Calile’s in-house eateries, taking over the tenancies previously home to Scotch & Soda tenancy and Museum of Small Things to create space for an 80-odd-seat restaurant and bar. Richards & Spence will design Sushi Room’s interior, drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese design to shape Sushi Room’s sushi bar (which will be crafted from fine hinoki wood) front bar and mezzanine space. Ex-Kiyomi sous chef Shimpei Raikuni has been announced as Sushi Room’s head sushi chef, creating a predominantly sushi and sashimi-focused menu, alongside a clutch of more substantial dishes and sides such as succulent Japanese-style wagyu steak, fish and tempura. Shimpei’s dishes can be ordered a la carte or enjoyed as part of an 18-course two-hour omakase, with the latter no doubt offering an indelible and intimate gastronomic experience of unparalleled quality. Sushi Room will open in the first quarter of 2022 – keep your eyes on The Weekend Edition for more details.


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