Contemporary Japanese with a neon twist
Take the three brothers from LL Wine & Dine, throw in a seasoned international restaurateur and sprinkle with a seriously slick concept and you have the makings of one chic new dining experience. PaperPlanes, the latest and much anticipated addition to the Eastern side of Sydney town, has finally opened its doors right in the heart of Bondi.
Upon entry, you’ll be seduced by the dimly lit purple lighting surrounding the 10m stretch of the ‘Rocks, Scissors, Paper’ bar. Your attention will then be diverted to an amazing roof art installation of graffitied skate boards and low hanging origami cranes.
The art, combined with the neon lighting, is inspired by the night time prowess of Tokyo City. The boys had a concept in mind to take the high quality of traditional Japanese food and mix it with a contemporary and playful edge. The result is a multi-sensorial experience.
Everything within PaperPlanes encompasses a ‘think outside the square’ notion right down to the fresh wasabi grated daily on a traditional shark skin Paddle. There is DJ booth positioned perfectly in the middle of the bar so you can listen to smooth tunes whilst watching delectable cocktails come to life. Our stand out beverage was the ‘Tokyo Pop’; this little delight is simply a must.
If that wasn’t enough to impress, the culinary experience is out of control in all the right ways. The King belly Carpaccio melts in your mouth, while the succulent lamb ribs leave you feeling heartily satisfied. We loved the ‘Green Tea Rocher’ for dessert; this wicked number is a quirky Japanese take on the Ferrero Rocher.
Where: Shop 15, 178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach (next to Hotel Bondi)
When: Mon – Thu – 5pm-12am, Fri – Sat – 12pm-12am, Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Details: PaperPlanesBondi.com or facebook.com/PaperPlanesBondi