Chef Shunsuke Ota (ex-Nobu Melbourne) drives the menu at this jewel in the Chairman Group’s crown, with dishes that are traditional yet innovative, spanning snacks, sushi, sashimi and delights from the robata grill.
Located in the buzzy Realm precinct, LILo–TANG is a lofty, industrial warehouse space, separated into neat sections by the clever use of blond-wood panels and rope ceiling features.
Both the set and tasting menus offer a guided path through the tempting choices, or order à la carte. Sushi and sashimi selections come with bespoke accompaniments, as do the treats from the robata grill. Oyster tempura is a flash-fried oyster and a tangle of daisy leaves, enrobed in crispy batter that vanishes like a breath of air and topped by a quenelle of oyster ice-cream and a tart note of grape ponzu. Tea-infused duck breast sukiyaki arrives with perfectly ruby-rose slices of duck peeking from a darkly umami mushroom–soy broth, with a crunchy and runny tempura egg bobbing like a buoy adrift in its dark sea.
PSST! LILoTANG offers room service for guests staying at the Burbury Hotel.