Bringing Tokyo to the city
TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS © DIM DINING
We all know sushi as the signature dish of Japanese cuisine. But many of us may not know the high place that fine dining holds in Japanese culture. At his Antwerp restaurant Dim Dining, located on the Vrijdagmarkt, Jonas Kellens offers the perfect introduction. “It’s all about origin, combinations, exquisite food, and – of course – sake.”
Open from Wednesday to Saturday, Dim Dining takes you on a culinary journey, where Asian meets Western culture. “Traditional Japanese food is often considered to be plain, but our kitchen knows to maintain a perfect balance. All our products are fresh daily and prepared in the Japanese tradition; right in front of you.” To provide this level of excellence, the ike-jime method guarantees sustainability and prevents the fish from suffering stress and losing quality. “On top of this our sake sommelier will guide you to experience the true flavours of Japan.”
For Jonas and his team it is all about the details, which Dim offers its guests in abundance. Expect an exclusive, intimate and personal setting, and top-notch ingredients combined with love for food and sake. “Our chef’s choice, Omakase, is the perfect opportunity to taste the best of what Japanese cuisine has to offer you in up to 12 courses. On the other hand, it is also possible to opt for an à la carte dining experience.”
Dim Dining is the crossroads of two culinary cultures, right in the heart of the city. It is where Tokyo meets Antwerp and Antwerp meets Tokyo.