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Perfect for Sharing... Oishii Japanese Thai

Oishii Japanese Thai Restaurant, located in the Roche Estate complex on Broke Road in Pokolbin, is the only Asian restaurant in a winery in the Hunter Valley and, quite possibly, Australia. One of the only restaurants in the area open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, it is popular with locals and visitors and has been a favourite of Hunter Valley diners since 2002.


The space overlooks the architecturally designed amphitheatre and vines at Roche Estate. It’s conveniently located, relaxed and offers an affordable dining alternative with dishes designed to please every palate. The menu has changed very little since the restaurant opened, with current chef Jantee Dangsopa having been at the kitchen's helm since 2008.

Oishii is well known for its signature dishes, including Teppan Yaki Beef, Panang Duck Curry, Gyoza, Massaman Beef Curry and the freshly made vegetarian Spring Rolls, which are nothing like the mass-produced ones usually served at most Asian restaurants. The dishes are perfect for sharing and ideal for families or groups of friends. The interiors are minimalist, with a Thai-themed dining room, but there’s also the option of dining outside on the terrace overlooking the vines – ideal for Spring al fresco dining.

Open from 11.30am and closing at 9.30pm every day, the restaurant only briefly closes between lunch and dinner, meaning that if time slipped away from you at a cellar door, chances are you can still get lunch at Oishii.

As one of few restaurants open seven days a week, Oishii offers a real alternative for dining in the Hunter Valley, and is an absolute must-do dining experience. Visit for more information and menus, or to make a booking, phone 4998 7051.