Kiyomi retains Chef’s Hat for the 3rd year in a row

Cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Kiyomi has managed to retain its prestigious Chef’s Hat at the national 2018 Good Food Guide Awards.

The Star Gold Coast’s multi-award winning restaurant once again impressed the judges, claiming its third singular chef’s hat in as many years.

To celebrate to news, Kiyomi have today unveiled a special dish called Tofu Panna Cotta, which is made with mango, daidai, strawberry, vanilla and finished with a goma coral tuile as a light and refreshing dessert.


The Star Gold Coast Kiyomi Tofu Panna Cotta

Tofu Panna Cotta | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said the dessert is a great example of the mixture of old and new that has birthed the flavours and signature food expression now synonymous with the Kiyomi name.

“The opening of Kiyomi in the first part of our transformation heralded a new era for The Star Gold Coast, raising the bar for restaurants in Queensland, and highlighting our investment in our culinary experiences,” Mr Hogg said.

“Fast forward two and a half years and Kiyomi is consistently showered with accolades, receiving remarkable reviews from industry, local and international guests who know they are going to get a five –star experience each time they visit.

“It is a tribute to the innovation and hard work of the talented team to be recognised in this manner alongside the best restaurants in the country,” he continued.

October has been a very successful month for the venue, which also picked up the Best Prestige Restaurant Award at the Queensland Hotel Association Awards for the second time in just three years.

Since its launch in late 2014, Restaurant Executive Chef Chase Kojima and his team have created an exceptional ‘Izakaya-style’ menu and experience which features a creative blend of Japanese and Australian flavours, as well as the extensive use of fresh citrus throughout the menu, a direct reflection of Chase’s signature style of using traditional knowledge with creative flair.

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