Boom Boom Room Izakaya: From Bank Vault to Cocktail Bar, to Japanese Restaurant

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The transformation of Boom Boom Room Izakaya, a Japanese-inspired restaurant and bar in Brisbane CBD, is almost ready as the underground dining spot marks its opening day on Friday, 2 Oct 2020.

Located below Donna Chang‘s modern fine dining Chinese cuisine, the cocktail bar formerly known as  The Boom Boom Room shifts its concept to create a more restful, comfortable and safe eatery whilst retaining its dark and moody ambience. 



Nehme Ghanem of The Ghanem Group — the same company behind Byblos, Blackbird Bar & Grill and Lord of the Wings — worked out the shift to Boom Boom Room Izakaya pre-pandemic. The timing of the concept’s redevelopment seems to fit the current state of the food and hospitality industry. 

The Ghanem Group didn’t tweak a lot of the old bar’s interiors, whilst only removing and replacing some of the furniture with heaps of gorgeous red velvet chairs. 

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However, the former bank vaults of the Queensland Government Savings Bank have been redesigned as private rooms with classy velvet drapes for those small-scale private parties.

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Featuring a new Japanese menu from the creative taste of chef Jake Nicolson, Boom Boom Room Izakaya offers food bites and snacks like Barramundi katsu bao burgers with bacon or miso-glazed toothfish yakitori with shichimi pepper and bonito mayo. 

Aaron Clark, the beverage director, has also come up with cocktail concoctions with distinctly Asian flavours like green tea, pickled ginger, cherry blossoms and lychee. 

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Table bookings are now accepted for the big opening day. Phone (07) 3243 4000 or email info@boomboomizakaya.com.au for enquiries. 

You may also register your details at the official site to be the first to get the updates.