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Published February 17th 2015
Say konnichiwa to Toyko Tina
While Melbourne has already become smitten with sister eateries Hanoi Hannah and Saigon Sally, the Windsor are has welcomed a third venue, Tokyo Tina.
While the previous two have focused on Vietnamese style street food, Tokyo Tina has made the venue into Japanese style fare.
For the love of Ramen, Tokyo Tina has opened in Windsor.
Toykyo Tina offers up something a little bit more what you might expect from a typical Japanese restaurant's sushi and sashimi and cleverly melds together a few different styles of food such as the tempura jalapeno and smoked chicken (delish!)
The bar and restaurant area absolutely maintains the buzzy atmosphere you'd expect and the crowds are certainly lining up, so don't let the weekend line out the door put you off!
Alternatively if checking out the Chapel St crowd is your thing, feel free to grab a seat outside and people-watch away!
If ramen is your thing, you'll love the classic ramen with its tonkotsu base, roasted pork belly, egg, and spring onions, alternatively, the blue crab ramen with pickled bamboo, corn, and chilli is certainly worth checking out.
You'll also fine all the usual fare such as edamame and kingfish sashimi as well as a solid list of Japanese beers, sake, cocktails and more.
Now open in Windsor; Tokyo Tina.
Got a sweet tooth? Leave some room for the banana mousse with salted caramel parfait, and macaron - you won't regret it.
Tokyo Tina is located on the Windsor end of Chapel St (just a tiny walk from Windsor Station) at 66 Chapel St.