Mr Kojima brings modern, Japanese eats to Chevron Island

Mr Kojima interior (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

Japanese food is absolutely heaven sent.

Made up of a myriad of mouthwatering flavours, intricate cooking techniques and perfect presentation, each dish seems more like art than eats but luckily for us, it is both.

Especially in the case of Chevron Island’s new Japanese eatery, Mr Kojima by a man whose dishes you’ve no doubt sampled before now.

That man is Jon Kojima and his culinary expertise has spanned over 30 years.

So yes, he knows what’s up when it comes to preparing a tasty dish.

Sushi, Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)
Sushi, Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

Now Mr Kojima can be found right in the thick of it on Thomas Drive on Chevron Island with plenty of parking spots and it’s just lovely in general.

The space is long and narrow with wooden slats lining one wall, Japanese-style art at the front and a pretty textured wall behind the bar.

Which is stocked with plenty of sakes and Japanese whisky of course.

Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

The food though is the star of the show and you can dine at both lunch and dinner time with a different menu for each.

At lunch time there’s an array of Bento Boxes to choose from including chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian varieties plus side dishes like Crispy Prawns, Wagyu Gyoza and Kingfish Carpaccio to name a few.

Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

At dinner time there’s an extensive menu packed with everything from a Raw Bar with everything from Oysters to Beef Tataki, Taco Tartare and Salmon Usuzukuri.

You may then move onto sushi and small dishes like JFC Karaage, Crispy Prawns, Peppered Squid, Yakitori and Scallop and Crab.

Mr Kojima’s main dishes are where the magic happens and you’ll absolutely want to sample eats like Beef Cheek Katsu, Barramundi, Black Cod Miso Yaki and Rib Eye Fillet – along with pretty much everything else.

Scallops, Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

To drink, the aforementioned sake and Japanese whisky plus cocktails of course.

We’re quite fond of the Pink Geisha with vodka, shochu, strawberry and watermelon and the Imperial Garden with sake, vodka, lime, yuzu, mint and cucumber.

Mr Kojima is the kind of place you’ll want to keep going back to and indeed, it seems the local clientele have returned time and time and time again.

Laidback, friendly and with incredible dishes, what more could you want?

Head in to taste is all for yourself.

Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

LOCATION: 1/62 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday 11am until 9pm

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

Black Cod Miso Yaki, Mr Kojima (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)



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