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Published July 28th 2014
A contemporary journey through traditional Japanese cuisine
Situated opposite the iconic Story Bridge hotel, Mitoki seamlessly blends old world charm with new age pizzazz. Infusing traditional Japanese cuisine with contemporary Western flavours, the menu is exhaustive, and the décor both inviting and elegant. One of the first things to catch your eye is the handy I-pad placed on every table that acts as your server. All you have to do is scroll through the menu and tap your way straight into the chef's ear.
The menu, as expected, boasts a plethora of sushi and sashimi options. Some notable standouts are the chicken karage rolls in which the Japanese style crispy chicken makes its way into the rolls; the tempura salmon sushi rolls; the spicy tuna nilgiri; and the chicken avocado roll where deep fried fresh chicken cutlet and avocado is topped with a crunch and dollops of teriyaki sauce.
For the rest of the dishes, Mitoki's innovative streak comes to the forefront with some surprising, yet exciting, options such as, chicken wings with sesame seeds - a sticky, indulgent and delicious fare, tempura prawn cheese fondue, creamy wasabi sauce with salmon spaghetti, and a Japanese style traditional Spanish paella made with Japanese fish stock. Staple favourites are also well represented with dishes such as braised pork belly with sweet soy sauce, pan fried gyoza, and a Mitoki Special original curry where the curry is apparently stewed overnight.
Much like most of the menu, desserts continue to pique your interest. Among other selections are Japanese ginger churros served with a flavourful green tea chocolate dip, and an apple cider jelly accompanied by a soft mochi and vanilla ice cream.
Mitoki has a fully licensed bar serving sake, shochu, beer, wine (including plum wine), cocktails, and standard spirits, along with coffee and tea. They also have great specials during lunchtime such as rice bowls, udon noodle sets and bento boxes which include sashimi, tempura, daily tapas, salad, rice, miso soup, and ice cream. So the next time you are in Kangaroo Point, and find yourself craving Japanese cuisine, drop into Mitoki for an authentic experience, albeit with a twist.