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Mr Kojima

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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published January 5th 2022
Let the chef decide for you
There's a funky food scene happening on Chevron Island adding to the deliciousness of the Gold Coast. The main street of the island offers a wide choice of cuisines in an increasing number of cafés and restaurants. A popular favourite with the locals is Mr Kojima.

Mr Kojima
Mr Kojima

The menu is jam-packed with dishes, small and large, designed to be shared between dining companions. It's a difficult task to choose between the options since all sound appealing and some sound mysterious - yuzu granita for example. To make it easier for indecisive diners, Mr Kojima suggests a wonderful Japanese invention known as "Omakase", meaning; "I will leave it to you."

Tuna crevette kingfish sashimi
Tuna crevette kingfish sashimi

For around the fifty dollar mark, Mr Kojima's talented and astute chef will prepare a perfect selection of flavours and send them, exquisitely presented, to your table. After all, who would know more about taste combinations than the chef?

Beef Cheek Katsu at Mr Kojima
Beef Cheek Katsu at Mr Kojima

Each dish comes as a surprise and waitstaff patiently describe each one as they proudly serve it. It's clearly obvious all staff have enjoyed the dishes themselves and their manner suggests anticipation of sharing that enjoyment with guests. One smiley fellow told me he was 'jealous' as he served me one of his most favourites.

Back Cod Miso Yaki
Back Cod Miso Yaki

Not only does the philosophy of Omakase result in a perfect symphony of flavours but it also magically measures the perfect sized meal. As I finished my share of the elegant 'chef's dessert platter', I felt a delicious sense of fulfilment. No room for coffee, yet just the right amount of food.

Chef's dessert plate
Chef's dessert plate
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Why? Locally sourced ingredients and some imported from Japan are magic-ed into dishes designed to be shared.
When: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 9pm.
Phone: 0401 573 099
Where: 1/62 Thomas Drive Chevron Island, QLD 4217
Cost: Small dishes from $8. Larger dishes from $21.
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Never bee a great fan of Japanese food Karen, but your article could change my mind.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4261) 219 days ago
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