Sushi Room is the highly anticipated latest addition to The Calile Hotel, promising to bring fine dining Japanese cuisine carefully crafted to ensure quality, balance, and respect to James Street.
The venus is the latest venture by STK Group founded by Simon Gloftis, Theo Kampolis and Kelvin Andrews, which includes three of James St’s leading restaurants Hellenika, SK Steak & Oyster and their recently opened Sunshine.
“Sushi Room will offer diners a fresh new experience – a performance with the lead characters being the finest produce and service set within an inviting minimal space, ensuring a memorable Japanese dining event,” said celebrated restaurateur and owner Simon Gloftis.
“Sushi Room will transcend existing Japanese dining offerings in every way – primarily due to the exceptional quality of the seafood we will acquire, the superior skills of Head Chef Shimpei Raikuni and the contemporary design of the tailored spaces – offering a new and somewhat unexpected interpretation of the theatre that is the preparation of traditional Japanese fare.”
Japanese trained Head Chef Shimpei Raikuni has created a sophisticated menu based on seasonal quality and Australia’s world-leading seafood.
“Simplicity, purity of flavour and intelligence will form the basis of this menu. It will be elegant and beautiful while at the same time simple, adhering to Japanese sensibilities and form,” said Raikuni san.
The heroes of the Sushi Room menu are sushi and sashimi, as the name suggests, with an extensive list of seafood choices and varieties from across the Pacific. Other menu items include caviar Toro Toro sushi rolls, moriawase and lobster tempura, agemono traditional fried dishes, yakimono grilled dishes, along with caviar and oysters sourced daily. There will also be a Omakase (chef’s recommendation) and Enkai (set) menu.
The venue will offer a tailored list of sake pairings, Japenese inspired cocktails and whiskey, and an extensive list of international wines alongside a carefully curated range of Sake from across Japan.
The carefully selected range of Sake will be grouped into taste preferences from light and fresh, textural and balanced to rich and complex for easy navigation. Cocktails will too incorporate traditional Japanese flavours of shiso, yuzu and wasabi.
The venue references a nostalgic abstraction of Japanese mid-century pop culture. materiality and texture, light and shadow, architects Richards & Spence liken the design to the neo-futurist style of the sixties.
The newly renovated location within The Calile Hotel will host up to 60 diners in an intimate setting, accessed via the lobby of the hotel, made up of a range of bar seating, booths and tables. Hidden away on the mezzanine level is the venue’s own secret bar, seating just eight diners this area is designed to provide the ultimate Sushi Room experience.
Sushi Room will open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and seven nights for dinner, you can make a reservation online at www.sushiroom.com.au or by calling 07 3741 5976