Tags: modern asian, outside area, no byo, japanese
If you're after traditional Japanese fare this might not be your first choice of venue but if you're after a more modern take with innovative dishes and unique tastes then look no further than Kobe Jones. In a prime Docklands position with waterfront views of Bolte Bridge and the Melbourne city skyline this is where eastern spices and the Californian flavours of the west collide.
The extensive menu offers fresh and light options including a selection of Kobe Jones signature dishes which are an absolute must. Start with the number one special (crab salad with avocado wrapped in snapper and baked with KJ's cream sauce), or the oyster shooter (a trio of oyster shooters each with their own distinct flavour). Kobe rolls, like the crunchy roll of tempura-battered prawns with crab salad and cucumber layered with tempura flakes and smelt roe, are also offered. Follow with a main of whole-grilled baby snapper with miso citrus sauce served with miso soup and rice, or the green tea salmon (seared smoked salmon marinated in green tea with nori cream). Finish with the kanpai trifle (sake infused trifle with marinated cherries in jelly). The wine list comprises a tempting selection of Australian varieties and sake imports.