Restaurant Reviews

Wasabi: Restaurant review

Wasabi

Address

2 Quamby Pl
Noosa Sound, QLD
Australia

Hours

Lunch Fri & Sun noon-3pm
dinner Wed-Sun 5pm-10pm

Prices

Tasting menus $85-$157

REVIEW

Visiting Wasabi - which is cantilevered over the Noosa River - is almost like entering the mythical Japanese floating world of Ukiyo. The restaurant has bragging rights to one of the most idyllic locations on the Sunshine Coast and one of the state's most striking rooms, too. The menu is underpinned by the region's finest produce, including rare Japanese ingredients raised by the owners at Honeysuckle Hill Farm. Tasting menus offer feather-light tempura zucchini blossoms with sake-poached bugs and Mooloolaba prawn, accompanied by nori salt and a richly savoury coral custard, or perhaps braised lamb gyoza, packed with spring onion, bamboo shoots and shiitake, served with ponzu dipping sauce and broth-like dumpling tea. Affable waitstaff steer diners through a worldly drinks offer boasting stellar sake and whisky selections. Chocolate sorbet with tart cherries and chocolate-praline tuiles ensures a suitably pleasurable conclusion.

Phone:
(07) 5449 2443

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Jiro Numata & Zeb Gilbert

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.