Swan Street venue marks cult health food brand’s 25th store.
Japanese-inspired salad bar FISHBOWL is opening their fourth Melbourne outpost on Swan Street, Richmond next week and is celebrating by offering all customers half-priced bowls for their first week of trade (Monday 9–Sunday 15 November). The new store takes over the former Laneway Greens site at 89 Swan Street, Richmond.
Born in Bondi by three young founders in 2016, FISHBOWL has rapidly earned its reputation as one of the best QSRs in the country. Their first foray into the Melbourne scene was their Docklands store, which opened in 2019, feeding busy corporates and office workers. In 2020, they opened two ghost kitchens that operate on a delivery-only basis in Collingwood and Windsor.
For those new to the concept, FISHBOWL specialises in made-to-order salads with a Japanese twist. The salads and warm bowls involve a combination of thoughtfully sourced proteins (think wild-caught tuna, Rangers Valley beef, miso-roasted eggplant and hand-pressed tofu), delicious dressings made in-house and fresh local produce.
Customers can choose from a menu of made up salads and bowls, like their most popular ‘OG’ featuring salmon sashimi, shallots, kale, beets, red onion & edamame with roasted sesame dressing, seaweed, tobiko and crispy shallots. Or, choose your own adventure and customise the bases, protein, vegetables, dressings and crunches to your liking.
“We are really excited to be opening in such an iconic strip in Melbourne, especially given the year the city has had. We want to see our sister city thrive again and we’re committed to investing into its amazing hospitality scene by continuing to open new stores over the next 12 months. Richmond has come at the perfect time now that locals can venture out and the city is becoming alive again for summer,” says Nic Pestalozzi, co-owner of FISHBOWL.
The three co-founders – Nathan Dalah, Nic Pestalozzi and Casper Ettelson – go beyond their passion for healthy, delicious and sustainable food at FISHBOWL by supporting many local community initiatives. Whether that be through their own free run-clubs, surfing sponsorships, music, charity and social events, the team recognise the importance of investing back in the community in positive, inclusive ways with their motto “Change Fast Food/Change the Culture” at the forefront of everything they do.
The Richmond store will officially open on Monday, 9 November with the half-price offer lasting all week, so make sure to grab a friend and catch a great deal.
89 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Open: Mon to Sun, 11am–9pm