Ippin Japanese Dining from Sydney’s Kuon Omakase Team to Open in West End

Did you know that the team behind the famous Kuon Omasake in Sydney will soon open Ippin Japanese Dining in West End? Look forward to more good food and a great time once this 140-seater dining spot welcomes its first guests.

Construction of Ippin is slowly coming together at the Garden Pavilion in West Village. Owner and restaurateur Kenny Lee secured a section of the second floor overlooking The Common outdoor area. Vie Studio, a Sydney design company, has given the restaurant a semi-open layout that will allow diners to enjoy a fantastic view of the green space below. 

Slated for an April 2023 opening, the Japanese restaurant will be headed by Chef Tatsuya Miwa in the kitchen, where dishes like yakitori, cuttlefish tempura and lobster popcorn will be prepared using locally-sourced seafood, meats and vegetables and then paired with authentic Japanese ingredients. 

Mr Lee and his chef, along with co-owners Helen Lea and Jane Ma, are offering Brisbane a menu similar to Kuon Omasake and will occasionally showcase a ticketed tuna auction or a sake-centric event, just like how it’s done in Japan. So, Brisbane foodies looking for a Japanese dining experience don’t have to travel too far. 

Ippin will also have a pastry chef who will be concocting mouthwatering desserts. To complete the menu, French, Australian and Italian wines, along with sake and a host of cocktails, will be on offer.