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10 Must-Try Dishes Around Karrinyup’s Delicious Dining Precinct

bySally Hall
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Whether you’ve spent the afternoon exercising your wallet or you’re about to catch the latest blockbuster, Karrinyup Shopping Centre has dining to suit all tastes. Soak up the sunshine on The West Deck and soak up plenty of flavours while the sun goes down – and maybe a cocktail or two!

Little Laika

If you’re starting a little earlier in the day, get yourself fuelled up for some retail therapy at Little Laika. As well as their slick Modbar serving up killer coffees, you can’t go past their positively iconic briskey benny. Made popular at their original Lathlain venue, the Karrinyup little sibling is making it even easier to get your hands on the classic brunch. Brisket is slow cooked over 15 hours until decadently tender, and paired with crispy potato rosti, a gooey poached egg and chipotle hollandaise.

Little Laika Karrinyup

Hermanos en Tacos

We don’t mind a bit of Tex with our Mex – and certainly not when it comes to Hermanos en Tacos! Their signature is the slow cooked brisket, piled high atop tacos, nachos, or even on a nourishing salad if you’re feeling extra well-behaved. All washed down with a good splash of hot sauce on top and a refreshing Jarritos soda? Muy bien, indeed!

Authentic Bites Dumpling House

With Authentic Bites’ OG Northbridge store often boasting lines down the block, we’re happy for any excuse to get our hands on those delicious, juicy parcels of goodness. What’s better than piping hot, soup-filled xiao long bao, succulent pan-fried pork buns or spicy wontons? All of those delivered by a robot, directly to your table. What a time to be alive!

Super Tetsudo

Speaking of robots, we find the mesmerising conveyor belt of sushi trains exciting enough at the best of times… But transformed into a state-of-the-art, high-speed bullet train? Again, what a time to be alive! As well as your classic maki and nigiri, check out Super Tetsudo’s unique specialties like the crispy sushi tacos or a moreish bowl of crispy salmon skin.

Super Tetsudo Karrinyup

Arirang Korean BBQ

First opening way back in 1999, Arirang was arguably Perth’s first introduction to KBBQ. We’re a little older, and a little wiser now – and certainly more aware of the gloriousness of Korean grilled meats – and Arirang remains one of the MVPs. The original set is always a classic, and gives you a taste of everything – including some veggie mandu, honey popcorn chicken and plenty of bulgogi options for two.

Baguette Me Not

From humble beginnings at farmers markets, Baguette Me Not has since become one of Perth’s most reliable lunches – and they’ve brought their contemporary bánh mì to The West Deck. As well as their classic rolls, you can keep it low-carb with some super fresh bánh mì-inspired bowls.

Topi

Exploring the regional flavours of India, Topi is also the ingredients champion West Australian produce, changing with each season’s availability. To get a taste of everything, tuck into one of their express tiffin lunches: available Thursday to Sunday, you’re treated to a satisfying stack of the signature stainless steel compartments, with a rotating selection of curries and rice.

Topi Karrinyup

Good Company

With all those schmick new renovations, the interior of Karrinyup is more chic than ever… But it’s still a real delight to emerge into the sunshine to enjoy a cheeky post-shop, late afternoon cocktail. Good Company is the perfect spot to do just that, with an extensive cocktail list, many of which are available in a tempting “giant” size option. Of course we wouldn’t advocate drinking on an empty stomach, so dive into one of the pizzas the kitchen pumps out of that Marana Forni gas-back oven, or that amazingly succulent lamb rump.

Good Company Karrinyup

Dandelion

Helmed by third-generation publican and award winning hospo veteran John Parker, it’s really no wonder that Dandelion is just so damn good. Perhaps our favourite spot for a pre-movie feast, the menu is just as eclectic and flavour-packed as his other venues (which include The Standard, The Royal, Fleur and Willi’s), and cocktails have the benefit of the in-house distillery. With a rotisserie and wood-fire oven, the “Over Fire” section of the menu is always where we’ll gravitate: WA rock lobster with tangerine vinegar butter, beef short rib slow roasted over 12 hours with caramelised peanut, or those tantalising Skull Island king prawns with smoked pork floss are all current highlights that are worth the trip alone.

Dandelion Karrinyup

Billy Van Creamy

After all these flavour-packed savoury delights, we’ve gotta round it out with a sweet treat! Billy Van Creamy is all about simple, nostalgic flavours, churned daily with no “funny stuff” – no emulsifiers, no stabilisers, no artificial colours or flavours. Plus, there’s plenty of vegan flavours so everyone can get in on the action – and who needs dairy when you’ve got that vegan peanut butter choc chip scoop?

Head to the Karrinyup Shopping Centre Website to start planning your next culinary adventure!