The Adelaide Hills Welcomes Japanese Fine Dining: Meet Yuki

One thing that Tokyo and the Adelaide Hills have in common is the gracious and helpful staff, who are always willing to go the extra mile. This is something that shines through in the Hills’ newest restaurant, Yuki in the Hills.

Hills residents have been waiting a long time for something of this nature to arrive in the area. While there are a handful of small sushi-serving venues in the region, Yuki is the first Japanese fine dining restaurant.

Featuring an impressive selection of rolls, Yuki in the Hills expertly prepares the freshest sushi right before your eyes. You’ll be greeted with a cheery chorus of ‘irasshaimase!’ (welcome!) as you walk in to the door, which will no doubt transport many visitors back to Tokyo.

Yuki’s manager, Jackson Dennis, recognises that great service goes a long way. “We just want to give people the best service, the freshest Japanese food,” says Jackson. “I feel we’ve created a small space in Aldgate that feels like Japan.”

Despite only officially opening its doors on Thursday 22 February, Yuki in the Hills already feels part of the community. The preview night was already full of friendly faces and Hills locals catching up over some edamame and fresh sushi.

Located right in the heart of Aldgate, Yuki will become a fast favourite in no time.

Experienced and passionate chefs take care preparing each dish; every sushi roll feels carefully constructed. The tempura veg premium roll with avocado, cucumber, and cooked veg was a delicious vegetarian option. We can’t wait to go back and sample the rest of the menu, especially the combination tempura, Gyoza dumplings, and the vast selection of premium rolls.

The space will transition well from a light-filled lunch spot to a fresh and open dinner venue. The restaurant is full of natural timber and decorated with bold black accents, featuring fresh and neat styling with Japanese motifs throughout.

Yuki in the Hills caters to all kinds of dietary requirements, and the friendly staff are more than willing to help you choose a vegan-friendly option. The venue will also do takeaway for all those working in the hills to grab a quick lunch.

Yuki means happiness in Japanese, and we can’t help but think that this is the perfect name for a place that has already injected so much warmth and friendly hospitality into the town of Aldgate. We can’t wait to see more of Yuki.


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