Niubi

There's always an element of familiarity and homely deliciousness that comes along with any visit to an Asian restaurant - and Niubi, a newly opened 4-storey venue tucked away in the alleys of Heffernan Lane in Melbourne's Chinatown, is no exception. Their concept is not only fusion Asian cuisine, but also somewhat of a fusion … Continue reading Niubi

Panda Hot Pot

Prepare to be transported to the flavours of Sichuan, China, as you reach the welcoming, grand entrance of Panda Hot Pot (蜀大侠老火锅). From the Wuxia-inspired wood carvings adorning each booth, the golden-laced decor dotting the walls, the elegantly placed Chinese pluck zither (古箏), and of course, the impressive dragon hanging majestically from the ceiling - … Continue reading Panda Hot Pot

Tsuru Japanese Restaurant

Tsuru, the Japanese word for "crane", is a hidden and elegant Japanese restaurant tucked away on Little Collins Street, decorated with beautiful artistic Japanese panels, spacious seating dotted with plush cushions, and a peaceful ambience that transports you to the tranquility of Japan. We tried the $79 Feed Me tasting menu that features a selection … Continue reading Tsuru Japanese Restaurant

Thai Town

Thai Town is a funky restaurant in QV that combines the lively and vibrant vibes of Thai street food market with authentic homely food perfect for sharing amongst big groups. Neon lights, graffiti-esque wall art, upbeat music, and beer towers, Thai Town creates a unique Southeast Asian restaurant vibe that begs one to come back … Continue reading Thai Town

Seven Star Pocha

OMG - my hunt for the best Korean Fried Chicken in Melbourne has come to end... in an UNEXPECTED location. Seven Star Pocha located in the acclaimed Korean restaurant hub that is Healey Lane is famous for its spicy chicken feet (and all-round spice menu) and dark vibey mood of a classic Korean restaurant you … Continue reading Seven Star Pocha

Abacus Bar and Kitchen

After being a highly successful brunch cafe for many years, Abacus Bar and Kitchen has successfully expanded its culinary expertise in Modern Australian cuisine to offer up a similarly popular dinner menu. Sipping on happy hour cocktails in the beautiful alfresco dining terrace, with an interior decorated by green bushes, floor to ceiling open spaces … Continue reading Abacus Bar and Kitchen

Golden Gai

A few weeks out from our Japan trip, we decided get a quick Melbourne preview at the Chapel Street based, newly opened Japanese fusion restaurant, Golden Gai, inspired, of course, by the real Golden Gai strip in Shinjuku (Tokyo) famous for its night life and bar vibes. The good fat: We started our trip down the … Continue reading Golden Gai

Bluestone American BBQ

MEATLOVERS - this one's for you! Bluestone American BBQ Coburg is one of those places you HAVE to just go once in a while, forgetting about all the calories and healthy dieting goals, but just let you and your stomach relax, and truly INDULGE. The epitome of all the greatest American eats, Bluestone American BBQ … Continue reading Bluestone American BBQ

Russo Estate

Our drive to Russo Estate Winery in Diggers Rest could not have taken place on a better day in October, as Melbourne finally starting stirring from the gloomy depths of Winter, and temperatures soared gracefully to the high 20s, so that our 30 minute road trip to the Northwest rim of Melbourne was blessed with … Continue reading Russo Estate

Shonan Kamakura

Shonan Kamakura is a cosy, newly opened Japanese restaurant tucked in the foodie area of Southern Cross, that is Katherine Place. With so many high quality Japanese restaurants in Melbourne, Shonan Kamakura fills a niche in between cheap don-like Japanese meals, and high end Japanese fine dining. With lovely interior design, and a classic, Japanese … Continue reading Shonan Kamakura