Fortitude Valley’s latest dining hotspotis a dark, moodily lit, Kill Bill-inspired kitchen and bar tucked away in the corner of California Lane. If you can find it, you’ll step through the doors and right into the darkest corners of Tarantino’s mind, leaving the Valley outside far behind.
You don’t need to be a Tarantino fan to have a good time at Kiddo—but it will certainly add a whole other level to your drinking and dining experience. With space for just 14 or so people inside, all but a couple of the seats are bar stools lining the small kitchen and bar, meaning you’ll catch all the action happening in the kitchen and bar right in front of you.
On the cocktail line up, start with sips like the ‘Beatrix: 4 Years On Ice,’ a blend of peach liqueur, vodka, strawberry puree and lime served up in a light bulb over smoking ice (duh), or the Wet Ass Pussy Wagon (a subtle nod to Cardi B for the Gen Zs), with butter vodka, peach puree, apple juice and passionfruit.
On the food side, it’s all about Japanese-inspired bites, with a Kill Bill twist of course. There’s the Boss Tanaka Potstickers, hand-made and filled with brisket, Bill’s Pork Belly Bao stuffed with pickled veg, GoGo Open Prawn Sandos piled with spiced mayo slaw and Yellow Kawasaki Corn ‘Ribs’ slathered in miso butter. The crispy chicken ribs (Crispy Chicken O-Rib Ishii for the fans) and skin-on fries will appease those looking for a good drinking feed, but if you’re after a less hands on meal, try the Arigato Hanzo Kingfish with coconut, lime and chilli or Dine Like A Wagyu Samurai on charcoal grilled marble wagyu with caramelised onion and miso soubise.
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