Low Key Chow House, 140 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007, Phone 9443 9305.
Wide Open Space … Saturday lunch at the LKCH, had us sitting alone in a very large, very pleasant space. Industrial meets eastern funk.
The waitperson saw us outside and came out to explain the lunch specials and offer menus. This was a nice touch and she was very knowledgeable about what was on offer, even asking if we had food allergies etc. At her direction we ordered a couple of entrees and a main to share.
Water arrived promptly accompanied by a complimentary bowl of nuts and candied anchovies. Feeling very spoiled right about now. Little touches like that are great for business.
The food came out individually, another nice touch, as it meant we could savour each dish. The first to arrive was the crispy fried Tofu Bao Buns, with coriander, fresh chilli, peanuts and a thick syrupy, salty, sweet sauce. This was delicious, a definite reason to stage a revisit.
Next came Chicken Satay with peanut sauce. We could watch the chef cooking the Satay on a large open fire grill. In fact, the whole kitchen was open and you could watch the chefs prepping dishes. The chicken was well cooked and the sauce was spicy and rich.
The main dish of Mini Octopus and Chicken Kway Teow with a robust, spicy sauce and thick, flat noodles was mouth-wateringly good. It had a sea of bean sprouts which gave the dish a very fresh crunch.
The waitperson was very good at her job and made sure we were comfortable. Good Service, Décor and Food.
Despite how empty this place looks, there were other people in the Restaurant. Low Key Chow House is definitely a place we will revisit.
Update February 2016:
We have also reviewed LKCH’s sister restaurant in Mount Lawley, the Dainty Dowager.