Konnichiwa Jardin Japonesque!

Tucked away in Arcadia Street at Noosa Junction is another welcome addition to the Noosa dining scene.   Jardin Japonesque opened about 4 months ago and is run by Owner/Chef Kisa Juri Kobayashi who was previously a full-time chef at award-winning Wasabi restaurant in Noosa. Serving a scrumptious selection of Japanese dishes at very reasonable prices, this place is exactly what Noosa has been missing!

Owner/chef Kisa and Tomo from Jardin Japonesque

I have eaten at Jardin Japonesque twice now, and on both occasions received a very warm welcome. In fact, when I dined there for the second time last night, both the waiter and owner remembered us from our first visit – I like that. The restaurant is unpretentious in its appearance but warm and friendly – Kisa told me that she modelled the place after her parents’ restaurant in Tokyo. Jardon Japonesque also offers alfresco dining with inviting white wicker chairs placed outside.

Their menu offers a selection of traditional Japanese favourites, like Agedashi Tofu and Prawn & Vegetable Tempura, as well as a number of creative dishes such as Spanner Crab Sushi Rolls. In addition to their regular menu, there are blackboard specials which change daily.

Unagi, one of the blackboard specials

Last night my dining partner and I opted for the Assorted Otsumami, a beautiful selection of a number of dishes including Deep Fried Salmon (heavenly) and Eggplant with Goma Sauce (divine). We accompanied this with the Soy-Burned Roasted Organic Garlic and Unagi (Japanese fresh-water eel). On the two occasions I have eaten at Jardin Japonesque, the food has been outstanding – fresh, tasty and beautifully presented.

Assorted Otsumami

Another positive feature and something Noosa needs more of is that Jardin Japonesque is BYO. The charge is $5 per person, but a complementary appetiser is included in the price.

This restaurant, in my opinion, ticks all the boxes – friendly hospitality, fresh quality food, and reasonable prices with the added bonus of BYO.  Jardin Japonesque will undoubtedly become a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Jardin Japonesque
Shop 3, Arcadia Street, Noosa Heads
Phone: 07 5448 0724
Open for lunch (12:00 – 2:30pm) and dinner from 5pm

2 Responses to “Konnichiwa Jardin Japonesque!”

  • I completely agree, Gail. We had lunch there yesterday and the Unargi was pefectly cooked – so soft and sweet. The white wicker chairs are really comfortable as well as looking good. Congratulations to Kisa on a wonderful new restaurant.

    • gail:

      Thank you for your comment Trish. I can recommend the deep fried salmon next time you eat there – it’s delicious! I am sure this restaurant will be a stayer.

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