The team behind Melbourne favourites Hanoi Hannah and Saigon Sally have today welcomed their third relation to the neighbourhood – Tokyo Tina – who will take up residence in the Windsor end of Chapel St, at number 66A.
Aiming to reflect the vibrancy of its Japanese city namesake, Tina’s philosophy is simple – freshness, sustainability and the very best in street eats.
Now with four different eateries in the 3181 postcode (including Hanoi Hannah Express Lane, opened earlier this year), Tokyo Tina is set to further establish the group as aficionados of modern Asian cuisine, south of the Yarra river.
The restaurant will offer seating for up to 100 guests, split into four distinct dining areas that reflect the diversity of Tokyo, including a holding bar, and an elevated dining room with both intimate booths and an open dining area. The double shop front also allows for on-street dining – a laid back spot for people watching among the hustle and bustle of Chapel Street.
Tokyo Tina’s menu will include a selection of Izakaya items, such as sake cured ocean trout with a chilled wasabi infused cucumber broth, and teriyaki glazed ox tongue yakitori, as well as a selection of hot and cold soba bowls such as picked Nashi, shredded woodear mushroom and Australian Wakami dressed with spicy ginger soy (check out the full EAT menu).
Also featured will be some ramen dishes such as the “new Hokkaido” bisque inspired broth infused with miso, picked Australian blue swimmer crab meat, pickled bamboo, dressed with chilli oil and finished with corn.
Thirsty guests can select from a list of Japanese style cocktails with a whisky focus, designed by Saigon Sally’s head bartender Michael Forbes. Also available for sneaky sips will be sake plum wine and shochu, as well as a selection of cold beer. (Check out he fill DRINK menu).
Tokyo Tina will be open for dinner 7 days, 5pm until late, with lunches on offer from March.