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Brisbane's Getting a New Japanese Restaurant With a Real Iron Chef

What challenge ingredient will make up the menu?
By Sarah Ward
December 14, 2016
By Sarah Ward
December 14, 2016

If there's one thing that's almost as great as eating delicious Japanese food, it's watching the creation of it in the most dramatic fashion possible. If you haven't caught an episode of Iron Chef, Japan's favourite extreme '90s cooking show, do yourself a favour and YouTube it right now. Once you're done, imagine combining a Friday night feast of sushi, teppanyaki, ramen and more with the thrill of skilled gastronomy TV wizards? And, what if you could do all of that without leaving Brisbane?

The team behind Fortitude Valley's Longtime Restaurant & Bar is making that happen at their next venture, a Japanese restaurant that's due to launch in mid-2017. As well as the obvious culinary focus, The Courier-Mail is reporting that the new eatery will boast a real former Iron Chef, who'll act as head chef and design the menu with Longtime and Rick Shores group executive chef Ben Bertei. Looks like the Iron Chef team's recent Australian tour left an impression.

Just which previous star of the 309-episode Japanese TV show will be overseeing the 90-seat restaurant's culinary wares has yet to be revealed, and nor has the venue's name or location — although it apparently won't be far from Longtime at 610 Ann Street. And as for specific food fare, you'll have to wait and see on that front too, but expect a unique blend of traditional styles and modern dishes.

Via The Courier-Mail.

Published on December 14, 2016 by Sarah Ward


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