Excellent salmon sashimi
It's not often that I sit at a Japanese restaurant and get asked whether I would like a fork instead of the chopsticks — perhaps I didn't look Asian enough, although the two friends I was sitting with were pretty Anglo looking and they didn't get asked — that's weird!
The normal menu prices are a bit on the pricey side but the lunch special menu is more affordable. Our service was rather perfunctory (that's a new word I've learnt) and wasn't particularly warm and friendly but the food made up for this in the end. My order of Teriyaki chicken with salmon sashimi, salmon and avocado baby rolls, rice, salad, agedashi tofu ($16.80) was tasty, filling and thankfully didn't contain too much grizzle in the chicken. The salmon sashimi was some of the best I've had for a long time. So soft and melt in your mouth with decent flavour — it must have been very fresh and there was none of than chewy bit you sometimes get in it. Side salad was dressed well and fresh. I tried the prawn gyoza which was nice and flavoursome. The Teriyaki beef was quite finely sliced and tasty. I'd go back again although I hope their service is more welcoming next time like the lovely staff at Zakura Japanese Restaurant in Bondi Junction.
PROS: Nice decor and seating, Well presented dishes, Good quality, Excellent salmon sashimi
CONS: Service is a bit perfunctory, Normal menu a bit pricey
MUST TRY: Salmon sashimi
Teriyaki chicken with salmon sashimi (2 pieces), salmon and avocado baby rolls (6 pieces), rice, salad, agedashi tofu (2 pieces) $16.80/hot food set lunch special
Teriyaki tofu with salmon sashimi (2 pieces), salmon and avocado baby rolls (6 pieces), rice, salad, prawn gyoza (3 pieces) $16.80/hot food set lunch special
Teriyaki beef with salmon sashimi (2 pieces), salmon and avocado baby rolls (6 pieces), rice, salad, prawn gyoza (3 pieces) $16.80/hot food set lunch special
Wine and sake
Lunch special menu