Yep, you read that title right – after breaking Maltese sushi-lovers hearts when he closed down Gochi in Paceville, Miro Gochi, the man with the plan, has turned up with his latest foodie experiment – and it’s in one of the smallest towns in Gozo.
Boasting barely 985 people, Fontana is the home to Gochi’s newest venture, the Gochi Food Experience. However, you won’t find it anywhere because, technically, it isn’t open like most restaurants are.
The Gochi Food Experience is by appointment-only – you cannot just show up when you feel like it.
There’s also no menu – depending on appointments, Gochi will head out to the local market to decide what he wants to serve that day.
While the food changes, he does serve items such as ramen, Asian beef, fresh tuna, tofu, takoyaki (octopus dough balls) … and even some local ġbejna that he marinates himself to resemble something more typically Asian.
While only a handful of people have eaten there, it’s already been garnering rave reviews.
It turns out Gochi had enough of churning out vast quantities of sushi in the hustle of bustle of St Julian’s, and wanted to do something a bit different.
To be fair though, opening a small, appointment-only place that doesn’t really exist online in a town with less than 1,000 people is probably exactly what he had in mind.