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Known as a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant, it would be more accurate to describe the sophisticated outfit as serving mod Italian plates instead. Vietnamese heirloom tomatoes, Japanese sakura ebi, 15-year-old aged balsamic vinegar from Modena and extra virgin olive oil from Torciano are just some examples of the restaurant’s dedication to great produce. 28Wilkie also serves its own brand of caviar, with the fish roe supplied by Goh’s caviar farm in China. Like the kitchen, front of house service is topnotch too, with Goh being at the restaurant most nights to ensure that the food is executed well.
Sumptuous main options include the hearty herb-crusted Agnello ($42) featuring six-month-old New Zealand lamb and a spectacular garlic purée, or the extremely supple Il Wagyu with a Barolo wine
sauce ($52), using buttery A5 Joshu Wagyu from the Gunma prefecture in Japan. End with the refreshing, deconstructed Lemon Tart ($18), or ask for the unique Patata from the set menu, which delights with homemade potato ice cream garnished with sweetened potato chips, yoghurt and cookie crumble.
You’ll want to keep returning, not only for the food, classy interiors and impeccable service, but also for Goh’s charisma that make for an interesting dining experience. #01-01, 28 Wilkie Road. Tel: 9776 2828
Average dinner bill for two, with drinks: $300
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