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Superfly Funk Eye

Not your average wine bar, expect more than just bottles of Shiraz and platters of charcuterie when you step through the doors of Superfly Funk Eye. 

Funky by name and funky by nature, this hole in the wall new-wave Izayaka has Woolloongabba buzzing – and we’re going out on a wing to say it’s some of the best we’ve had. 

The legends that got us addicted to bowls of ramen from Hai Hai, cheeky Sunday arvo burgers at Remys, and sexy small plates from King Tea might not have set out to create a Japanese foodie haven – but they’ve done just that.  

Hidden down Woolloongabba’s eclectic new dining precinct, Eden Lane, Superfly Funk Eye takes the best of Japanese dining and ditches the crowds for a secret garden – catch ya sushi train! 

Whether you have the hunger of a sumo or just want something to accompany your sake tasting, with eight staples dishes and ever-changing sides, there’s a nibble with your name on it.  

Graze on plates of lamb ribs with yakinku glaze, pickled shallot and shitake, kingfish with roasted nori, miso and yuzu and karaage chicken with togarashi and slurp down oodles of udon noodles with rare duck in a mushroom broth.   

Working up that salaryman thirst? Pick a drop from their natural wine list, take a chance on a cheeky cocktail, sip on sake or give a dram about their Japanese whisky collection. 

We think they’re pretty fly for a Funk Eye.   

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who is still trying to learn to use chopsticks