Well there’s been more fanfare around the opening of this restaurant than any we’ve seen for a long time. There’s also been more ‘first look’ articles than we’ve ever seen! Luckily for you, we’ve actually been INSIDE now that it has opened its doors, and we’ve taken some photos, so you can take a real first look at what’s on offer. (Venue shots by Frank Lynch)
Just in case you missed the boat on this new joint, Shobosho is a Japanese fusion restaurant combining both Chinese and Taiwanese influences. At the helm of the kitchen is Adam Liston who brings his extensive experience with fine dining and Asian institutions including Magill Estate, The Melting Pot, Northern Light (Melbourne), T8 (Shanghai), and Hare & Grace (Melbourne, under Raymond Capaldi). Joining the team is also the fabulous wine sommelier, Josh Picken.
The menu is simple, broken into snacks/raw, yakitori/kushiyaki, dumplings/bao, spit roads, robata grill/wood oven, sides and sweet. The options aren’t overstated, and outline the basic ingredients that go into the tasty, more-ish dishes.
You can check out Shobosho (and its incredible menu) on Leigh Street. They’re open from 11:30am till late, Tuesday to Sunday.