Kin Japanese BBQ

Chef Casey Burns and partner Sophie Giannaros were travelling through New Zealand when they stumbled upon a tiny yakitori bar. The flavours and the way of cooking found there were an inspiration and they knew then that they wanted to bring this style of dining to Hobart. We were lucky enough to be invited along…

Kobe Japanese Restaurant

It’s an unusual spot for a restaurant. What was once a hotel lobby is now a hotel lobby with a dining room inside. But good food can still come from humble surroundings and many good things had been heard about the ramen here. And the ramen is indeed majestic. The stock is sophisticated, richly layered…

Bar Wa Izakaya

There’s been a lot of comings and goings on the Elizabeth Street strip of late but perhaps the most talked about was the closure of Pashas and the Japanese restaurant that took it’s place. That restaurant is Bar Wa Izakaya which opened on the 23rd of June amidst a whirlwind of hype. Was this hype…

Komatsu Japanese

It’s an odd place to find a restaurant. Situated right at the start of the Southern Outlet it’s easily missed but the locals assured me it was fantastic so a visit or two were in order. An old weatherboard house is adorned with paper lanterns and hand written signage promising cheap takeaways. It’s not a…

Munchies Street Food

When two of Tasmania’s best chefs purchased a food van it was always going to be something special but even with that knowledge I was surprised by how truly great it was! Chef D C Lim has an impressive resume indeed. Born in Korea he has worked at award winning restaurants including The Source at…

Duck @ KOMA Ramen

I can’t think of anywhere that has divided the palates of Hobart town as greatly as KOMA. Some rave about it proclaiming the stock to be nectar from the gods while others compare it to insipid dish water. I’m one of the ones who loves it, I’ve been a number of times and each bowl…