Dine through the evening and dance the night away at Kenjin.
Fortitude Valley’s newest venue is a two-for-one experience because Kenjin is both a restaurant and a nightclub. So, one minute you could be slurping on a soba noodle salad and the next minute be strutting your stuff on the dancefloor.
Having opened in late May, the modern-Japanese restaurant is decorated with Japanese koi on the walls, cherry blossom trees and plenty of pink-neon lighting that clearly references the party vibes hidden at the back of the restaurant. And while you could go straight to cutting shapes on the dancefloor, you’ll be missing out on half the fun by not dining first.
The fusion menu combines culinary components from Japan, other parts of Asia and Australia for dishes that cover many tastes and includes duck baos, okonomiyaki, kaarage chicken, beef tataki and Moreton Bay Bug milk buns as appertisers and entrées. Then, you’ve also got a decent selection of mains across the land, sea and sky spectrum as well as sides and a sashimi platter of King Ora salmon, Hiramasa kingfish and Yellowfin tuna.
The drinks menu includes plenty of wines from home and abroad as well as Japanese beers which include Asahi Dry and Black on tap and Krin Ichiban Pale Lager. And while seated at one of the many red booths that run along one of the walls, order cocktails like the Lychee Jalapeño Margarita, Coco Colada or the Pomegranate Paloma to wash down your meal and get you ready to party.
Kenjin After Dark opens on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30pm and the tunes keep on spinning through until 3.30am for one of Brisbane’s newest and best nights out.
Kenjin, the restaurant, is open 5pm to late from Wednesday to Sunday.
Find Kenjin at 247 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.