Lunch Fri noon-3pm;
Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 5.30pm-10pm
Can it really be more than a decade since the timber doors opened on this saucy warehouse? The signatures still pack a sultry South East Asian punch, as with the ma hor, a chewy, salty-sweet mouthful of pork, prawns, peanuts and pineapple, or the betel leaves balancing flakes of smoked trout, green mango and the saline pop of fish roe. You'll spy the wispy egg net on almost every table; so too the kapitan curry, a robust Nonya-style dish melding Cape Grim beef, coconut, peanuts, kipflers and curry leaves. If the menu seems familiar after repeat visits, there's plenty of vitality in the drinks list, which offers a globetrotting line-up of aromatic whites, low-tannin reds and fragrant cocktails laced with lemongrass, ginger and chilli. It's a dependable, satisfying experience that continues to pack in the punters. As we go to press, plans are afoot for a new first-floor grill from Franklin chef David Moyle. Expect big flavours and natural wines aplenty.