Uokin Is The New Sushi Store From An Ex Nobu And Koko Chef

By Simon Cassar
4th Nov 2022

A shopfront with a black awning.

Opening up on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, Sushi Uokin is a chic new sushi store, centred around quality and experience. Helmed by Angelito Bautista (Nobu, Koko) 'Uokin' is a term often used when referring to high-grade fish in Japan.

The menu here is considered with Angelito providing his collective years around Japanese cuisine, combining locally sourced fish alongside harder-to-find items imported from Japan to round out and highlight each dish.  

The simple light-filled shop features a range of bountiful platters, Sashimi, Nigiri and more with varying colourful cuts of fish and seafood, laden with toppings, be it a chilli mayo or soy sesame glaze. The house speciality is the Uokin roll, which is filled with fresh-cut salmon, grilled prawns, asparagus and a zesty homemade sauce. 

It's a takeaway affair at Uokin but you're able to plant yourself in-store and catch a glimpse of the sushi chefs' meticulous preparation in the kitchen that centres the store. Sushi Uokin is open now, head over here for more. 

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Image credit: Sushi Uokin (supplied) 

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