Everyone likes the new kid on the block, and this time, it’s Anekawa. Tucked into a corner just off of the streets of old-town Mudgeeraba, ex Rick Shores chef, Koki Anekawa, has set out on his own culinary expedition, opening an intimate and relaxed dining space inspired by his hometown of Saga, Japan. Focusing on traditional Japanese methods of cookery, Anekawa utilises ethically sourced Australian produce to create new and exciting seasonal delights. Of course, a customary cellar of Japanese whiskeys and sakes are available, as well as selected cocktails. I may be upsetting a few locals in uncovering this hidden gem to the masses, but it’s well worth it – Anekawa deserves all the hype!