Get the Broadsheet Table at Yakimono
Chris Lucas’s bold and boisterous Japanese eatery is always hard-to-book – now it’s giving you access to members-only tables.
Channeling Tokyo’s late-night izakayas – and Blade Runner 2049 – the first thing you’ll notice about Yakimono is that it’s flooded with neon. From the unmissable glowing sign at the entrance to the pink and purple illuminated glass walls and orb lights inside, there’s a vibrant energy running all through this popular modern Japanese restaurant.
The menu is a charcoal-fired homage to Tokyo. There’s an all-day rice and noodle section; a raw selection with delicate handrolls; skewered proteins grilled over fire; and show-stopping mains like whole miso-glazed Bannockburn chook. Plus, a huge range of Victorian and Japanese beers, sake and shochu, and zippy cocktails named after the city’s neighbourhoods.
Our top picks from the menu include the karubi dog, served on a soft bun with miso mustard and jalapeno mayo; curried sweet potato gyozas filled with miso and apple yoghurt; and the squid carbonara udon noodles made with black tobiko and crispy pancetta.
Every day of the week, Yakimono is giving us access to tables that have previously been unbookable by the public, and for the first time have been made available through Broadsheet Access.
Get a table for two or four, every night at 6pm and 8.30pm.
You can book 30 days in advance (and a minimum of three days prior) of your desired booking date.
Check out our other tables at Chris Lucas’s Society, Lillian Brasserie Kisume, Chin Chin and Grill Americano.