Hosokawa Restaurant

Offering fresh and innovative Japanese cuisine, Hosokawa recently opened its doors in the fashionable Brisbane suburb of Ascot.  Brisbane Commercial Kitchens were called on to design and construct the project from a blank canvas.

In its past life the space that now houses Hosokawa was once a run-down fish and chip shop.  After a complete demolition and smart new re-fit it has now been transformed into one of Brisbane’s most intimate Japanese dining venues. Brisbane Commercial Kitchens worked closely with the owners to design the restaurant.  The brief included the working kitchen, sushi bar and drinks bar in a limited area.

Our team created 3D layouts using “Masterchef” so the restaurant could be visualised in its entirety prior to construction.  The restaurant features an intimate sushi bar utilising a Hoshizaki sushi display case, where customers can sit and watch master chef Akio Hosokawa create his beautiful and tasty creations.

A rice cooker, wok and yakitori grill were supplied by B&S.  Gren refrigeration and Hobart ware washing equipment was chosen. The project posed some challenges; the existing grease trap capacity was not sufficient and needed to be replaced and a custom made awning was constructed to enhance the restaurant’s al fresco seating area.


Brisbane Commercial Kitchens took care of all of the details for the client and provided a turn-key package including all necessary approvals and certifications, right through to town planning requirements for the exterior awning.  


The restaurant, that was completed within the client’s budget, has a warm and authentic Japanese feel and is likely to become a Brisbane institution for lovers of fine food.