Meet the Community - Bar Yoku

Meet the Community - Bar Yoku

Run by Juliana and Shawn, Bar Yoku has gone from strength to strength. 

Fancy a bite to eat? You'll be pressed for choice at the tasty and fresh options. Sushi tacos, yakitori, Japanese inspired cocktails, the list goes on. Attentive and friendly staff serve classic Japanese fare, with a twist.

A regular place for me to eat - I can highly recommend Bar Yoku's Donburi bowls which are delicious and flavourful. These are only available during the week for lunches.

This family run business is going places - make sure to book in and try for yourself!

Read on to find out more about Juliana and Shawn:

Bar Yoku:
We are a Japanese restaurant nestled within the urban space of the Welder on Welles street. Inspired by the laneway bars of Tokyo we bring Yakitori, Sushi Tacos, Sake and all things Izakaya to the neighbourhood.

What led you into doing this?
We were offered an opportunity to take over the existing Bar Yoku lease. Being crazy we decided to take a risk during covid times and give it a go!

What's your favourite part of the business?
Sushi tacos! Shawn has crafted these beauties to be something flavoursome, exciting and like no other in town.

Favourite place in Aotearoa?
Abel Tasman - for its tranquility, golden beaches and relaxation

Memorable meal?
A Gochiso feast in Tokyo where every single dish blew our minds!

Get in touch with Bar Yoku via their website and their instagram!

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