To be a ‘Gaijin’ is to be a foreigner or outsider. Gaijin cuisine is our cooking philosophy that is defined by Japan. Its traditions, techniques and love for the ingredient but with a respectful disregard for the rules of regular convention. We believe in the beauty of cultural diversity, balance and want to showcase this through our cuisine without creative limitations.

101 Gowrie is run by Alex Haupt. Haupt is a child born into hospitality with previous experience from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Ron Gastrobar, Hotel de L’Europe and est. amongst others. “I want to explore my culture heritage but in my own way. I feel very privileged to have my own space to be able to share my vision and want to use this opportunity to push myself, my team and bring awesome experiences to our community”.