Kiyomi of The Star Gold Coast清‧墨‧鶴‧酒
of The Star, Gold Coast
Kiyomi has famously brought Tokyo to the Gold Coast where diners can experience authentic Japanese
avours with a modern air. Visionary chef Chase Kojima and chef patron Adam Lane have worked together to create a menu that takes Japanese cuisine to daring new heights. The ingredients are creatively combined to allow diners to taste “umami”, the natural, unique avours of each food. 日式料理走入黃金海岸的星城，摩登娛所嵌入東亞島國的禪意。Kiyomi以嶄新的面貌對古老飲食作出另一番詮釋，吃的是美食，感受的是文化。
This award-winning restaurant is named after a rare Japanese citrus fruit, a hybrid between a mandarin and sweet orange. Like its name suggests, fresh citrusy flavours are subtly infused in their unique menu. The menu includes sashimi (raw), izakaya (small plates), tempura (fried), binchotan (grill), sushi, salad, soup and dessert as well as degustation and set menu options. From the delicate preparations to the immaculate plating of the dish, diners will be left in awe by the chef’s exquisite attention to detail.
“The variety of preparation, service and cooking styles caters for every need, with the option to choose from binchotan (charcoal), confit, grilled, sashimi, sushi, and tempura,” Executive Chef Kojima said.
Along with a mouth-watering menu, Kiyomi also serves an extensive beverage selection.
“Kiyomi’s cocktails are Japanese inspired with the mixture of sake, sochu and Japanese whiskies. An extensive selection of Sakes has been customized for Kiyomi to complement guests’ dining selections,” he added.
Diners will also be impressed by the restaurant’s interior design. Taking inspiration from ancient Japanese principles, Kiyomi combines layers of cultural cues and contemporary detailing to give it a stylish yet contemporary feel. The chic black interior is complemented by textured timber walls and large Japanese motifs. It is further embellished with a largescale modern art installation by Tokyobased street artist Houxo Que, who is famously known as Questa. Questa made a special visit to the Gold Coast and created the piece over four nights ahead of the restaurant’s opening.
Kiyomi’s elegant dining ambience is further enhanced by the exceptional service. Every minor detail demonstrates the passion to deliver a unique and enjoyable culinary experience.
“A lot of this can be credited to the Kiyomi team, both front of house and back of house who have a great passion for culinary excellence and consistently deliver exceptional service to our guests,” Kojima said. “Kiyomi is consistently receiving remarkable reviews from industry and local and international guests who know they are going to get a five-star experience each time they visit.”
It is no wonder the restaurant has earned high accolades in the food industry including a Chef’s Hat in the 2016 and 2017 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide.
Taking inspiration from ancient Japanese principles, Kiyomi’s interior design combines layers of cultural cues and contemporary detailing to give it a stylish yet contemporary feel.
木箸、陶瓷盤，以及墨色手巾都選自傳統日式色調，悠悠間彷彿進入『和室』的臆想空間。「KIYOMI所有的陶瓷器皿都是日本製造，訪客能從室內的裝飾擺設和餐具，追尋到日本文化的蹤影，」 KIYOMI餐廳主廚 Chase Kojima 說。
KIYOMI字義原指日本罕見的橘桔類水果，「寓意為日本與澳洲風味的混合創意，藉以強調食材的 新鮮和創意風格。 烹飪手法簡單，著重天然以及原汁原味的獨特呈現」 Kojima 說。
室內整體用色簡樸似偏暮沉，但置入了日本街頭藝術家Houxo Que的大型藝術品，顯得特別光彩與亮麗，把街頭『居酒屋』自然地融入壽司吧台中，傳統、時尚、原始美味和精緻體驗成為 Kiyomi 餐廳極著名的特色。
-- Chase Kojima