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First Look: Lazy–Su

Calum Stenning

I, like many others, lamented the recent closure of many food vendors at Westside Acton Park.

Of course, it was a beautifully scenic place to sit and watch a sunset or grab a drink, but what really made it for me was the food. Hot diggety duck-sauce, that food.

But let’s move away from the sombre subject of what was, and look forward to what will be. Westside die-hards will be excited to learn that the ever-popular Miss Van’s team have partnered up with two other local hospitality guns and are headed to Lonsdale Street with their latest invention, the brash and irreverent Lazy-Su.

“Lazy-Su is fun, light and cheap – food designed to be shared,” says project partner Jared Calnan. “There will be healthier options, as well as indulgent. The flavours are Japanese and Korean.”

The venue will do lunch as well as dinner, then it moves to a late night vibe with food that can be ordered late in the night after most restaurants close their doors.

“Think neons, Japanese alleyways, Korean street food, light boxes and funky vintage signs with a casual Pan-Asian sharing menu. Carefree and loud, busy and colourful.”

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Looking to create a space that will be fun and energetic, and taking inspiration from retro American, Japanese and Korean pop culture, the Su-Crew (coining it) will be combining main street quality with late night laneway vibes.

“It will make you nostalgic for the Asian takeaway at your local shops, but in a modern way,” says Jared. “From the food to the plates, to the glassware.”

In more good news, for the nocturnal among us Lazy Su will be taking full advantage of their 2am license.

“The place will turn into more of a party vibe late at night on weekends,” explains Jared as the plan is for DJ’s to serenade a dance floor on Friday and Saturday nights. To keep you dancing, the bar will be stocked with a special selection of whiskies, sakés and beer as well as (pause for dramatic effect) cocktails-on-tap.


“We’re modernising Asian dining, with a little American flavour – a restaurant with a bar vibe.”

The doors at Lazy Su are set to open in late February/early March, so prepare your tastebuds for something untraditionally traditional.


the essentials

What: Lazy-Su
Where: 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
When: Opening late February/early March
Website: lazy-su.com.au  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wholazysu  
Instagram: www.instagram.com/wholazysu

Image: www.facebook.com/wholazysu


Calum Stenning

Calum Stenning is Her Canberra’s newest and most male (read: only) intern. Three years spent living overseas has given him a renewed appreciation for Canberra life. Every day starts with coffee and the Sydney Morning Herald crossword at a favourite coffee haunt, as he is wary of the perils of dementia, and thinks crosswords are a viable safeguard. If he lives to a dementia-appropriate age (evidence says he won’t), he’ll let us know. More about the Author

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