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Oribu Is Parramatta's Newest Japanese Restaurant with an Ex-Nobu Chef at the Helm

Church Street has just scored a luxurious new eatery starring a fusion of Japanese and Korean cuisine.
By Nishika Sharma
November 10, 2023
By Nishika Sharma
November 10, 2023

Parramatta locals have scored a brand-new Japanese joint — and it's harbouring major culinary talent. Inside the suburb's long-standing Heritage Lounge precinct you'll now find an elegant Japanese restaurant called Oribu. This sleek addition to Church Street aims to redefine perceptions of Japanese cuisine in the area by offering a lavish dining experience.

It also boasts top-notch hospitality talent with Head Chef Harry Cho (ex-Nobu) leading the charge. Chef Cho brings his Korean and Japanese roots, decades of expertise and technical precision to an impressive food offering.

Peruse the menu and you'll find highlights like popcorn prawns paired with creamy spicy sauce and a splash of yuzu juice; lamb cutlets with saikyo miso, custard crumbs and grilled cherry tomatoes; and a selection of premium caviar if you're ready to splurge. Each dish is plated with the thought and detail of a minor work of art.

Oribu's menu highlights

"Shaped by the precision and discipline instilled during my military years, Oribu is more than a culinary venture; it's a testament to my story of service to the delicate artistry of cuisine," said Chef Cho. "It's also an opportunity to create something truly special that the community can proudly call its own."

Oribu's sophisticated fit-out features black interiors with flashes of greenery, including a humble tree situated at the centre of its dining area. Its moody ambience creates an atmosphere fit for a celebratory dinner or an intimate date night.

Oribu's outdoor dining area.

Oribu's Head Chef Harry Cho (ex-Nobu).

You'll find Oribu at 215 Church St in Parramatta, open from 5pm–10pm Wednesday–Sunday. Head to the Heritage Lounge website to make a booking.

Published on November 10, 2023 by Nishika Sharma
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