Melbourne’s Tokyo Tina has expanded its footprint with the addition of a private dining room.

Commune Group decided to convert their office into Tokyo Private, which is located right next door to Tokyo Tina on Chapel Street.

Ewert Leaf designed the space, which was inspired by a 1970s Japanese train carriage.

“Private diners are usually an afterthought, tucked into secondary rooms upstairs away from the restaurant vibe,” says Simon Blacher, creative director.

“We have flipped the script on that and created a PDR that has its own identity, smack bang in the middle of Chapel Street. We hope it becomes a destination in itself. “

The room seats up to 28 guests at a bespoke burl timber table, with patrons also able to enjoy complimentary karaoke.

The dining room has its own kitchen, with chefs changing up the menu on a sesonal basis.

Diners will enjoy dishes including devilled ramen egg with spanner crab and avocado mousse; crispy rice cake with spicy tuna tartare and whole steamed fish with bonito and dashi butter, wakame and sorrel for $80 per person.

There is the option to add on seafood platters and Toji sake as well as a beverage offering that ranges from a la carte to curated packages.

“This project was a long time coming, but we are thrilled that our loyal regulars and new diners can settle in, get well fed and get loose,” says Blacher.

The space is now open for reservations in November and December.

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