A Brisbane enthusiast with a little bit of time on my hands to write about the great experiences I've had in this city.
Published November 23rd 2014
Planning a client luncheon? Going out to dinner on a first date? It's your birthday? Teppanyaki is a great choice for all these occasions. A show of fine knife skills and each dish served with pride straight from the grill makes it an entertaining and exciting dining experience.
Sono Portside Every resident of Brisbane should put teppanyaki at Sono Portside on the to-do list. Don't confuse it with its sister restaurant in the CBD as the teppanyaki bar is housed only at the Portside location. Sono's teppanyaki bar seats up to 12, offering diners a personal and interactive experience.
An a la carte menu is available but I suggest going for the banquets for a lovely degustation experience. The Aki banquet (will set you back $85) is a great choice with 10 courses. The highlights are the Hokkaido Scallops and the Wagyu Striploin, both cooked to perfection and lightly seasoned to enhance its natural fresh flavours.
For an even more indulgent experience, go for the Fuyu ($100) banquet which offers the lucky diner lobster or Moreton Bay bug and the standard miso soup is also upgraded to scampi miso soup served with Moreton Bay bug.
The whole dining experience is a bit of a fancy feed but worth it for the special occasion or when you need to impress your clients.
Where: Level 1, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Kabuki If you want your teppanyaki chef to dazzle you with more tricks, head to Kabuki. Nestled within the Stamford Plaza, Kabuki is popular for its theatrical atmosphere. Watch in awe as fresh cuts of meat and egg are expertly sliced and diced in front of you. You can expect food to be thrown at you too.
For a more budget experience, go at lunch for their reasonably priced set menus. For $32.50 (price of a steak at the pub) you get 8 courses of tasty morsels including Kabuki's famous teppanyaki chicken. The 20 minute express lunch special for $19.50 is also great value giving you miso soup, garden salad, teriyaki chicken or salmon, steamed rice and fresh fruits.
Where: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Edward St, Brisbane