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Published September 5th 2016
A quirky Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant
A quirky restaurant tucked away beside Hotel Bondi – meet Luis Tan. A Peruvian-Japanese fusion celebrating the fertility of Australia using the finest meats with the seasons best seafood prepared fresh daily. A combination of South American flare and oriental tradition, the unusual mix blends perfectly bringing the freshness and spicy flavours of Peru with traditional Japanese cuisine.
The decor is trendy and the music is soulful, tables are lined with cute little vases, freshly picked baby's breath flowers, coupled with candlelight. To start, try the house special cocktail a Pisco Sour - so refreshing!
Chef Leo is originally from Brazil and brings his experience from Bridge St Garage to Luis Tan. He has previously worked with chefs from backgrounds in Argentinian and Peruvian cuisine. Leo's background is largely Asian-inspired. With him, he brings sous-chef Sean Andrews from Tetsuya's.
For dessert, an indulgent Dulce de leche Brownie ($12), as a self-confessed chocolate addict, this satisfied my craving perfectly (not going to lie.... I had seconds!)
Luis Tan's has a fantastic vibe and if you're looking for a place to chill and have a drink or two, you're in the right place. There is an extensive range of liquor on offer and the cocktail menu offers traditional options as well as those with a Luis Tan twist.
Resident mixologist and co-owner Quynh says there is an exciting new cocktail menu emerging in time for Summer, along with wicker outdoor furniture for people to enjoy the outdoors; his vision is for the venue to be a chilled vibe for people to relax and enjoy.