Look, we don’t know who Luis is or whether he is still getting his bronze on, but we could not be more excited about this new Bondi restaurant.
While the familiar nature of a casual and fresh Bondi remains, new Sydney restaurant Luis Tans is bringing something new, taking on Latin American street food, and mixing it up with some Asian influences, and we could not be more excited for the doors to open in early July.
Industry powerhouses Raul Gonzalez, Shane Moran, Nathan Joliffe, and Ryan Ginns will head up the 120-seater venue that is housed in the old Paper Planes site.
We chatted to co-owner Raul Gonzales about Luis Tans, who told us, “We wanted to introduce something new to Bondi. We’ve always had the concept of doing Latin-American street food, but wanted go a bit more unique and add an Asian influence”.
Good news for those who like to have a hand in every, err, plate, because sharing is the go at Luis Tans. “In South America, it’s all about communal dining in a relaxed environment. We wanted to bring that to Bondi, but keep some healthy options.”
So you can expect to see some raw food, and a lot of salads. Like it chopped? There will be a big focus on ceviche, Peru’s national dish—think salmon, kingfish and octopus and tuna with coconut.
To wash it all down there’s anything from South American rum to sake and Japanese whisky, a range of Asian and South American beers, along with the more traditional crowd-pleasing cocktails from the industry’s top man Quynh Van Nguyen.
Get ready Bondi, a new wave of food is coming.
Image credit: Luis Tans