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Fabulous Izakaya Chouchou in Glen Iris

We were invited to experience top notch Japanese dining at Izakaya Chouchou, a fabulous Japanese izakaya local gem in Glen Iris with excellent credentials.

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Izakaya Chouchou is a modern Japanese restaurant featuring a top chef and experienced restaurant team, serving up stunning super fresh sashimi, nigiri, small dishes and quality mains. 
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Loved by locals @izakayachouchou has high Google review scores and we can understand why after our stunning dinner.
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Pumping on a Tuesday night it is intimate and great for a date with only 20 seats.
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We enjoyed some of their signature dishes including -
✨Premium Sashimi selection - salmon, kingfish, scallop, tuna, bonito 
✨Teba gyozas (chicken wing with gyoza)
✨Fried Prawns, prawn, rice cracker, chilli mayo 🍤 
✨Baked Hokkaido Scallops with Ken’s escargot butter 
✨Tofu hummus
✨Premium Nigiri selection 🍣 
✨Pork Tonkatsu, panko fried, veggies, slaw 
✨Special dessert incl Ken’s triple chocolate brownie 
☀️Monkey 47 Gin and Tonic 
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This is high class yet approachable Japanese dining that is authentic and will take you back to Japan (ok I’ve been several times). 
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Kudos to Kenichi Okumura Owner/Chef (ex Head Chef Balgownie Estate, ex Head Chef Izakaya Den), and Yumiko (FOH) (ex Izakaya Den and Ocha) and the team. 
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Apart from the menu there are always several specials of the day, projected onto the wall.
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They also feature a Chef’s Table omakase dining experience on a Wednesday.
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Plenty of parking nearby is a bonus. All in all a highly rewarding dinner.