North Bondi Fish will transform into a Japanese-inspired seaside eatery serving all things ramen and gyoza in the colder months.
Fresh seafood is undoubtedly the best fuel in Summer but when Winter arrives, we demand a menu with a little bit of spice and steam to keep us warm. North Bondi fish has caught onto this trend, putting their signature seafood offering into hibernation over the next few months to pave the way for their brand new Japanese concept, North Bondi Nami. Keeping true to their roots, the word ‘Nami’ translates to “wave”, however, the menu will take inspiration from the bustling streets of Tokyo. The pop-up will take residents inside their iconic waterfront venue from 18 June 2021, with North Bondi Fish returning in the Spring.
Matt Moran and Head Chef James Green will showcase traditional Japanese flavours and dishes with a modern twist. If you are a die hard fan of the delicious produce North Bondi Fish brings to the table, you can still expect the same quality across the new menu. Each dish has been designed to warm you from the inside out while showcasing local growers, makers and produce. The menu includes their soon to be famed Tonkotsu ramen with succulent Berkshire pork belly, a more boujee shellfish ramen with bug, bean sprout and chilli oil, and for the sweet lovers, a traditional strawberry and cream sando, the kind you’d find on the streets of the Osaka. With weekends always bringing in larger groups, the menu will offer banquet options to showcase the best of, with options to add paired cocktails, sake and wine (they know Sydneysiders love a drink on the weekends).
North Bondi Fish has always been highlighted for their delicious and unique cocktail offering and this new venture will be no different. The cocktail menu draws inspiration from ingredients used in Japanese cuisine including wasabi, kombu and shiso. In true Japanese style, there will also be a selection of premium sake, shōchū and umeshu, alongside an accessible wine list that heroes Australian producers.
Of North Bondi Nami, Moran said: “It’s been exciting and a lot of fun designing a whole new take on this space. I’ve lived in the area for 15 years and always pined for more great options to eat out locally in winter when you’re craving something a little more comforting. One of the most challenging things was fitting everything we’ve been experimenting with, inspired by many winter trips to Japan, onto the menu. So expect some specials to turn up over the next few months. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to pop down to North Bondi Nami for a bowl
of noodles all winter.”
The vibing atmosphere of the venue will remain the same with an epic music program curated by Solotel’s Ed Loveday and live DJ sets each week. The music style is Wamono, which loosely translates to Japanese vintage music – disco, funk, boogie, soul & jazz from the 1960s-80s.
The spacious dining room will be revitalized with traditional tatami screens for a more casual and authentic experience. You’ll be able to slurp back your noodles and be transported to Japan through taste and visuals.
North Bondi Nami will be open from the 18th of June, Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. North Bondi Fish will trade as normal until 6 June, returning in Spring 2021.
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