Nonda is a striking industrial chic Pan Asian eatery and bar, serving refined contemporary Eastern Asian cuisine from its home in Newstead's Gasworks Plaza.
From the owners of Uncle Don, a popular Rosalie restaurant renowned for its traditional don dishes, Nonda is a thoroughly modern and more upmarket affair, serving creative Japanese, Korean and Chinese-inspired dishes.
The high-ceilinged designer space features an open kitchen, back lit sake & wine wall and artwork to the rear, green leather banquettes along one wall, Bentwood-style bar stools and dining chairs, with communal and group tables in the centre and a handful of stools at the kitchen and bar counters.
All of the dishes at Nonda are designed to share, starting with smaller plates like clam croquette with shaoxing wine, bechamel and pecorino; zucchni tempura, black miso jam & chive; or edamame dip, avocado, lotus chips & green chilli oil.
From the Raw Bar, choices include sashimi/tuna kingfish, salmon, coral trout and scallops; Wagyu tartar, fermented kimchi roll, egg yolk & cucumber; or sashimi tacos with fermented chilli and avocado cream.
Vegetable or Dumpling or Jeon dishes include char-grilled corn, teriyaki mayo and salted ricotta; steamed pork, chicken & cabbage dumplings; and pan-fried minari jeon, baby squid and soy sauce.
Seafood and Meat dishes include Mooloolaba king prawns, shiso butter & crustacean oil; sweet and sour pork, puffed rice cracker and black vinegar; karaage chicken, kimchi marinade and lemon chilli dressing; or fried soft shell crab, black pepper & BQ sauce.
There is also a couple of noodle dishes such as mushroom tantan men, dobanjang & tahini; and desserts like matcha tiramisu with caramelized white chocolate.
Nonda's drinks menu includes classic cocktails with an Asian twist, like Sakura Martini, Edo Old-Fashioned, Shonan Bicks (shochu, pineapple, ginger & lime) or Ninja Nori (tequila, lime and nori), as well as a quality wine list and Japanese beer on tap.
Need to know - Nonda is located next to Milky Lane burger bar, and overlooking the Gasometer. There is up to 2 free hours secure parking underneath Woolworths.
76 Skyring Tce