Shy John is an impressive 500-capacity two-storey venue located in the lesser-spotted second Yagan Square building. It’s the second venue in the complex for owner Ian Chin, who also operates Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Hiss & Smoke in the main precinct. Named after Australia’s first Chinese settler, who arrived in 1818, Shy John brings together two of Chin’s passions.

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