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July 22, 2014
[Bento boxes are one of the many attractions at Dundee's Oshibori.][1]
Bento boxes are one of the many attractions at Dundee’s Oshibori.

Desperate Dan may be noted for his love of steak pies but Dundonians have a much wider choice of culinary goodies to get stuck into.

In the last week, the City of Discovery has seen two new ventures open.

Oshibori is a new ramen and sushi bar on the Nethergate. According to their Facebook page, the business has links with Paris, New York, Tokyo and Dubai.

In that context, it’s easy to see why Dundee would have been top of the list of new openings.

Sushi and sashimi

You can view their full menus via their Facebook page but it looks pretty comprehenive to us with everything from sushi and sashimi platters to teriyaki dishes and all manner of ramen.

More dishes will be added as the kitchen finds its feet.

Interestingly, the restaurant seems to be divided into four area:

Heritage – decked out with dining tables with chairs, carvers and benches.

Contemporary – featuring a granite marble table with benches and low height bar stools + a ramen/sushi bar/cocktail bar with bar stools.

Traditional – Japanese style low seating and tables.

Beer garden – with gazebo, parasols with dining chairs and tables.

Artisan pizza

A hop, skip and a jump away on Whitehall Crescent, the True Pizza Co. has started serving up some fine looking pizza alongside dishes such as mac ‘n’ cheese; baked canneloni and chicken or pork with fries and coleslaw. Or rather ‘slaw.

The good people at STV Dundee have an in-depth interview with the owner of the new venture here.

[Stripped back is the decor call at True Pizza Co.][7]
Stripped back is the decor call at True Pizza Co.