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Enjoy Japanese, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Restaurant, Wheelchair accessible, $$$$, Families, Groups and Date night cuisine at Bar 1603 in Brisbane CBD, Brisbane
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603
Bar 1603


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27 Turbot St
Brisbane City 4000


07 3237 2330

Open hours:

Everyday: 7am - 10:30pm

Tucked away in the bustling heart of Brisbane, Bar 1603 is a vibrant haven that invites patrons into the Land of the Rising Sun with its Japanese-inspired offerings and spirited atmosphere.

Stepping into Bar 1603 feels like you’re transported into a modern izakaya, where contemporary design and intimate lighting come together to create a setting that’s both inviting and enchanting. The decor, with subtle nods to Japanese aesthetics, provides the ideal backdrop for an evening of gastronomical exploration and conviviality.

Kick off your experience with the edamame, seasoned with house togarashi and brown butter, a dish that sets the stage with its perfect blend of spice and richness. The selection of gyozas, available in both pork and vegetable options, can’t be missed, especially with the zesty sesame ponzu sauce. Seafood enthusiasts will love the kingfish accompanied by jalapeño salsa and soy ginger sauce, a true dance of flavours on the palate. And you shouldn’t miss the Moreton Bay bug, taken to new heights with truffle butter and a pinch of togarashi.

For a more substantial bite, the milk bun pork belly with green apple kohlrabi is a fantastic fusion of texture and taste, while the cheese selection for two with local brie, cheddar, and blue, is a cheese lover’s paradise, perfectly matched with quince, house pickles, and dried fruits.

As you relish carefully curated drinks, let the Zen-like calm envelop you. Whether it’s a choice from their extensive sake selection or a crafted cocktail, each beverage is designed to complement the exotic flavours of the food.

Round off your visit to this Brisbane gem with an inspired interpretation of izakaya dining, where every dish tells a story and every sip marks a discovery. Gather your mates, book your spot, and get ready for an evening where the vibrant spirit of Japan comes alive right in the heart of Queensland.

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