Funky new contemporary Japanese restaurant Tokyo Laundry has just opened down at Gateway Sydney precinct of Circular Quay, adding to a diverse lineup of restaurants and cafes with an inventive menu by Michelin Star chef Masahiko Yomoda (ex-Restaurant Vivraishe), widely known for his training in both Japanese and French cuisine, worked to suit the new venue alongside Chef Naoki Hozawa (ex-Sake) who handles the pans and has employed modern Japanese cooking techniques with his own twist.
“After four venues and 10 successful years in Melbourne, we decided to bring the Tokyo Laundry brand to Sydney in collaboration with Tatsuki Nanbara, owner of restaurant group Diasho Bussan Inc”, explains Asian food mogul David Loh, who also plans to bring Sydney other well-known Melbourne food brands such as Tetsujin in the near future. “We want to give Sydney a taste of Tokyo with an accessible twist”.
The 180-seated restaurant shapes into it’s location with a slick interior built with rust veined stone, steel, antique brass and bespoke fabrics, mirroring the chic approach to Japanese cuisine which is reflected by the menu, one that includes dishes such as snapper carpaccio with grated chilli daikon and white shirodashi, a signature Tokyo Laundry lobster roll, and confit wagyu beef steak with “roppongi sauce”. The restaurant is set to include a champagne and oyster bar in the coming months.
Address: Level 1, Gateway Sydney. Sydney CBD, 2000
Contact: (02) 9251 3323
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-11:30pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-11:30pm