New Japanese restaurant, Nikuya is the latest venue to open its doors in Fortitude Valley's M&A precinct.
If you're a fan of Japanese barbecue, you should start flipping out right about now, because this place is a palace of flamed meats.
This multi-level Japanese wonderland has separate menus for each level of the venue, with a focus on barbecuing and the very best Japanese meats (think wagyu, fresh seafood, and Kurobuta pork). Nikuya means 'meat shop' in Japanese, and after one glance at the menu you'll see they take their meat seriously.
Nikuya has a focus on Izakaya (a smoky Japanese barbecue technique) and Kurobuta (a marbled breed of pork, used to create Nikuya's signature tonkatsu).
Which brings us to another focus of Nikuya, the panko-coated glory that is tonkatsu. They even make their own bread to create the panko crumbs. That's dedication.
These guys are also mad about wagyu, and have a menu that celebrates the marbled meat in all its fatty splendour.
The Izakaya ground level is open for lunch and dinner, while the top floor, serving Yakiniku, is open for dinner only.
Image credit: Chris Hoopman