Minamishima is the most intimate Japanese dining experience in Melbourne. The philosophy behind omakase involves placing utter faith in the integrity of the chef and handing overall decision-making. This trust between diner and chef results in a personalised experience: Koichi will continue to share the origin of ingredients and traditional etiquette with new guests, while also recalling returning visitors’ favourite pieces. English may be Koichi’s second language, but he is fluent in the sushi bar exchange. Koichi adopts a humble approach at Minamishima, where tradition is followed instead of trends to bestow Melbourne with a genuine taste of Japan.