Japanese eatery Omi is re-locating their Chadstone store to the centre’s Casual Dining Precinct, partnering with Japanese Iron Chef Ikuei Arakane.

Arakane will assist the new Chadstone store as executive consultant chef. Arakane previously headed the kitchen at Taxi Dining Room, was the Teppanyaki chef trainer at Koko in Melbourne and the executive consultant chef at The Glass House in Tasmania.

His experience will shine through with the new Udon range including the curry laksa udon with signature Wagyu;  Sichuan mala Wagyu udon; soft shell crab udon and the teriyaki salmon udon with Omi favourites such as the signature Wagyu bowl and the salted egg karaage chicken rice bowl remaining on the menu.

‘My core values in this industry are providing high quality ingredients and offering both quality and flavoursome meals to all customers, which is what attracted me to work with Ven and the Omi brand,” says Arakane. “Our shared passion for good food and customer experience has produced a menu that I am very excited for the public to try.”

Omi’s liquor menu will consist of sake, wine and beer, as well as non-alcoholic options of Genmaicha and Yuzu.

Architects EAT is behind the new venue’s a circular and bold design with a colour palette that features pops of grey terrazzo, dark grey and baby pink. Whilst the fit-out will still pay homage to the original concept, the new space will accommodate seventy diners.

Omi’s Chadstone outlet will open seven days a week to cater to the lunch, dinner and late-night crowds

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