The wait is over – Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen opens at Garden City Westfield!
Have been getting good vibes from their hoarding … and they certainly did not disappoint!
Motto Motto means “more, more” in Japanese, such a catchy name!
(And yes the food was so good, I want more, more, please and thank you).
Brought to us by the renowned SONO team (one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Brisbane)
Motto Motto‘s branding is executed seamlessly throughout the space.
Based on geometry and origami, the various folds and shapes convey how
simple, basic forms can tessellate and manifest into beautiful structures –
just as how simple, wholesome ingredients can be brought together to create a magnificent meal!
Motto Motto is a casual, contemporary shokudo (dining room) purveying
refined fast food that marries fresh local ingredients into traditional Japanese cuisine.
A concept restaurant with a dynamic façade – the eye catching geometric structure
reminds me of trendy select store Konzepp on Tung Street in Hong Kong
Separated by wooden, bamboo-like partition, the front dining section has a view of the outside passageway,
with tinted glass to match the soothing green brand colour, whilst providing some privacy to the diners.
White origami lights dapple mesmerising shadows on the wooden floor.
The cut out geometric window adds a level of visual impact from the inside and out!
A very cheerful, friendly team – how cute are their bandanas!
In keeping with the finest traditions of Japanese restaurants,
you will be showered with customary greetings of
“welcome” and “thank you” as you enter and leave!
(I don’t know about you but I love having people cheer me on for eating haha)
Colourful, custom made lounges with practical water proof fabric
A harmonious juxtaposition of vibrant origami art with minimal blonde wood,
creating a warm and cosy interior!
Love the merchandising – traditional drying bamboo baskets for the edamame!
Great little detail of the origami art folded up, inviting eaters to open the menu!
And … on to the food!
Saikyo Yaki style grilled fish with mixed seafood on creamy rice
Gyoza – comes in pork, prawn or veg options!
Ton-katsu ramen soup
12 hour pork super stock with pork belly and egg
This is the “black” option (black garlic!)
Rich and fragrant, the ramen had the perfect chewy-ness
Teri-teri chicken wings
As a devout chicken wing lover, this peppery snack just hit the spot.
Seafood Chirashi – Tassie salmon, pacific ocean tuna, scallop, drizzled with yuzu citrus sauce
They also have a range of Japanese fruit ciders, sparkling sake and choya,
as well as boutique Japanese beers, and my favourite – Sapporo!
Meals are served in cute – custom made bowls (a reinvention of the bento)
as well as custom trays and wooden slabs – design lovers will appreciate that extra level of thought!
Do check out their opening specials (this image is sourced from their website):
Check out the wonderful origami folded graphic motifs on the wall!
The overall verdict : delicious and simple meals that is value for money,
with enough diversity on the menu to keep the regular eaters (me) entertained!
Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen
Shop 2011, Westfield Garden City
(near Town Square, opposite Starbucks and PH by Pho Hung Vietnamese Kitchen)
Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122