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Bar Wa Izakaya

The best blend of Hobart and Tokyo can be found at Bar Wa Izakaya.

We sat down with owners and brother duo, Richard & Julian to chat all things Japan.

These 2 started their journey at the Republic Bar just down the road, working in a variety of roles starting as far back as grade 7 and doing basic kitchen work through to becoming head chefs and booking bands.

‘After nearly 20 years, you get to the point where you need something fresh’, tells Richard. As it turns out, the opening of Bar Wa was a quick decision, they had never thought of owning a business, but they opened their doors and are now a favourite Hobart location.