Melbourne Bites: Sash Japanese

Melbourne foodies are always on the lookout for must-try food trends. Look no further than the trendy end of Chapel Street in Windsor, where the bars and restaurants outnumber people, and you will find Sash Japanese.  Sash is a new age Japanese fusion putting a modern spin on the cuisine with a Hawaiian-Peruvian influence.

The dishes on the menu are designed to be shared. With choices like raw ahi tuna crispy gyoza-skin-shell tacos, with avocado, alfalfa, Sriracha mayo and wasabi tapioca pearls, or the spicy fried-prawn sliders, which come in black activated-charcoal brioche buns, you know your taste buds are in for a treat. There is also 12 beautifully crafted pizzas layered with ingredients such as chilli spanner crab with lemon and blood orange on a black squid-ink base. Despite the experimentation, you are still able to find some key tenets of Japanese cuisine on the menu, including poke bowls and sashimi.

The venue's interior features banquet and bar seating, an open-air kitchen and a cocktail bar serving some of the best cocktails on the strip. The rear of the building incorporates the famous Artists' Lane through its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Nomad's Insiders Tip - Sash Japanese is planning on opening in Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills in August this year. You heard it here first!