Tetsuijin is a new Japanese restaurant opening in the Emporium and they have lots to be excited about. We’re talking a sushi train, robata BBQ grill and ultimately some brilliant Japanese food.
For the launch this space was transformed into a dance floor but will obviously be filled with tables and chairs when it opens tomorrow.
We were greeted with these girls. So cute.
This was the sushi train area.
The restaurant is fully licensed so you can enjoy alcoholic beverages with your meal if you so choose.
Oysters were in abundance. They were tasty with a tomato oyster gel and fresh spring onions on top.
They had some crunchy vegetables with dip for starters.
They had a range of sushi that was cleverly put together with salmon both rolled inside and placed on top. These ones were pretty with edible flowers.
They had potato croquettes on pops so they were easy to eat. Some of them had a creamy mayo sauce and some had a soy dressing.
Salmon and Tuna nigiri with a glass of wine. Perfect!
The seaweed inari was nice. They were thin tofu pouches filled with seaweed.
I liked the fried crab claws, they were filled with shredded crab meat and were battered in crispy panko crumbs. They were sitting in a tomato based sauce with pesto on top.
They had little pork buns which I didn’t get my hands on but the meats were on display, which they would cook on the robata (Jap charcoal) BBQ grill.
This salmon starter was yum. Two mini salmon sushi and a salmon nigiri.
The octopus balls had chunks of octopus inside and were fried in a tempura batter.
These skewers were tasty, they were sweet cherry tomatoes, mini balls of bocconcini dressed with a basil sauce. Yum!
These little delights were deep-fried and were filled with mushrooms and glass noodles.
These vegetarian patties were filled with potato and had a spicy sauce drizzled on top.
You can understand why this assorted plate of sushi was eaten in a matter of seconds. It came out, I took one photo and then they were gone. There was a variety of different sushi served on the night. All delish.
At the launch they had Japanese wallpaper and Yo Mafia playing beats all night. Tasty food and lots of dancing.
Tetsujin opens tomorrow on the 4th floor of the emporium next to Din Tai Fung or you can enter via a lift on Caledonian lane. Be sure to check it out. Kanpai!
I heart Tetsujin!
Address: Shop M0004, Emporium Melbourne, 295 Lonsdale Street, VIC
(Entrance via Little Bourke Street & Caledonian Lane)
Phone: 03 9663 9993
Trading Hours: Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat:11am-12am (sushi train closes at 9.30pm everyday)
Note: Olive Sundays was invited as a guest to Tetsujin.