Situated amid the buzz of Dominion Road, Omni stands out with its sleek, minimalist decor and open kitchen. You’ll be greeted by its owners: Jamie Yeon takes care of front of house and her partner, chef John Yip, cooks away on a binchotan (Japanese white charcoal) grill.
It’s a pared-back space with very little ornamentation among the white walls and polished concrete floors. While there are only 25 seats, it still feels spacious and if you’re seated near the kitchen, it feels like you're eating dinner at your sophisticated friend’s industrial loft apartment.
The menu revolves around various cuts of chicken yakitori – from meatball to heart, thigh to wing – and excellent sharing plates. Omni’s signatures are the juicy, plump crumbed chicken katsu sando and the saucy and pillow-like eggplant tempura. It’s all relatively simple on paper, but in practice the execution is supreme.
The wine list is extensive and favours low-intervention and small-scale producers, with other welcome additions of locally brewed beers and highball cocktails.
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