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“Southport's best kept secret.”
Review of Shibui Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Shibui Restaurant & Bar
Price range: US$10 - US$49
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Put this restaurant on the top of your to do list if you are serious about good food. Superb Japanese fusion. Try the degustation with matching sake. You won't regret it. Service was professional and knowlegdable. A unique dining experience.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Finally a restaraunt where the food is paramount and the service impecable. Shibui is found on Scarbourough Street in Southport and from the street it is easy to miss. Once inside it is modern and understated. This is a restaraunt where the focus is the food. Steve the chef is a one man show. Dont expect to come here for a slap up meal. This is an experience. Expect to be taken to another place where you enjoy quality produce cooked by a master. Zuccini flowers filled with crab rissotto, Asari butter clams, Yakitori duck breast, wagyu filet mignon and hot cherry and nashi pie. The 10 course degustation with macthing sake is sublime......make sure you order a taxi!! Business lunches will impress, intimate dinners and meals with firends and family expect top class food with a menu that suits all. Love the sake and japanese beer on tap. Shibui is something different and I am thankful I have found it....just dont tell your friends!!

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Thank Hornet22
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Last week was the first time we have dined at Shibui but it certainly won't be the last. I am not a huge fan of traditional Japanese food so I was a little concerned about going there. However, the array of wonderful dishes we experienced soon put that concern to bed.

The food is a fusion of Australian and Japanese cuisine (with a splash of Korean just to mix things up). Dishes such as Ocean Trout Gravlax, Korean Pork Belly with Prawns, and a Wagyu Fillet with Wasabi Mash were a pleasant surprise. All beautifully prepared and presented.

The restaurant is easy to miss from the street. It's the sort of place I'd expect in a lane way in Melbourne rather than in Southport. Once inside the restaurant itself the decor is stylish and contemporary. Don't let the "cafe styled" entrance sway you - walk in and enjoy some of the most interesting food on the Coast.

Thank david_qld
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