JUPITERS Hotel & Casino’s Kiyomi restaurant and bar has gained industry recognition claiming a prestigious chef’s hat last night at the 2016 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards.
Having only been opened for 6 months, the cutting-edge Japanese restaurant, which is part of the property’s $345 million transformation, has been incredibly well received by reviewers and diners since opening its doors in December 2014.
Kiyomi’s internationally recognised Restaurant Executive Chef, Chase Kojima, was there to accept the award.
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“The concept for Kiyomi was to have a restaurant that Gold Coast locals and visitors would like to come to, and come back to. It needed to be cool and exciting, and have food to match the level of Sokyo in Sydney but with more of a relaxed feel,” said Chase.
“The menu has been crafted around the delicious flavour ‘Umami’ that celebrates unique yet simple combinations which bring the natural flavours of the produce to life.
“I am incredibly humbled that Kiyomi has been recognised for this award and has been so well received by diners since it opened.”
Kiyomi serves a modern, yet distinctly Japanese menu and celebrates the experience of shared dining with an ‘Izakaya-style’ menu and a beverage menu including a wide variety of Japanese tap and bottled beers, sake, shochu cocktails and Japanese whiskies.
Dishes created by Chase for Kiyomi include Scampi with Foie Gras, White Soy, Apple and Mizuna Salad, as well as Binchotan Duck Breast with Beetroot, Sansho Pepper and Wasabi, and Salmon Robata with Ssamjang Miso and Watercress.