While we have plenty of time for the hustle and bustle of a big, action-packed dining room… The intimate, reverential experience of an omakase can’t be beaten.
And soon, Leederville will have its own iteration of the Japanese tradition, with the petite Tora Sushi opening next week in the buzzing Electric Lane.
Electric by name and by nature, the tucked-away lane has become the unofficial hub of the new-look Leederville – and Tora will be joining neighbouring wine bar and fromagerie Powell’s, coffee-slinging Abacus Espresso, the disco-soaked courtyard bar of Naber and the huge multi-venue Leederville Precinct.
Seating just 10 diners, Tora embodies the philosophy of “shun” – or enjoying food at the absolute peak of its flavour.
In typical omakase style, the two seatings per night will be served a unique selection of seasonal produce from Executive Chef James Loh and Sous Chef Hide Otani, who together bring decades of experience in fine dining across Singapore, the UAE and Perth.
“At Tora, we don’t just serve food; we create a culinary symphony that harmonises traditional Japanese techniques with locally sourced ingredients,” Loh told us.
“We prioritise local ingredients, ensuring our seafood and produce are at peak freshness. This commitment to local sourcing supports regional producers and contributes to a vibrant, sustainable food economy.”
“Tora isn’t just a dining destination, it’s a journey. A journey that transports you to Japan through each bite, immersing you in a unique blend of flavours, textures, and aromas that will linger in your memory long after your meal.”