From the front, like most hidden Japanese take-aways, it’s pretty "meh", wedged between a butcher and a bakery. Inside it’s very basic but there’s still an inviting and serene air. Pale green walls, saxophone tunes and bamboo matting shielding the interior from the outside mundane and heat. I can't put my finger on it, but it's unexplainably and quietly ambient.
The menu is pretty typical Japanese – sushi rolls ($6.50 - $6.80 for 5 pcs and $13.00 - $13.80 for 10 pcs), Nigiri, Sashimi, Bento sets, Japanese curry, Donburi, noodle soup and fried noodle dishes too. Something I haven’t seen on many take-away menus is the grilled Snapper set ($20) and “Shio Saba (salted Mackerel) Set” ($16.00).
|I waited with a copy of Japanese Australian News...not that I could read any of it|
I ordered two pieces of Salmon Nigiri, a miso soup and a cooked tuna and cucumber hand roll which they made up for me on special request. I got a side of pickled ginger too for an extra $1 – a little steep, but the overall the price – about $14 wasn’t too bad I thought.
|Tuna hand roll with cucumber, salmon nigiri|
The Salmon Nigiri was especially fresh and fleshy and the cooked tuna was awesome too.
The walls are dotted with pictures of custom-made sushi which you can have made up on pre-order and for parties – like heart shaped sushi rolls, interesting sashimi presentations and other random eats like batter fin? Still not quite sure what that is...
|rolls and entrees ready to go|
At the counter was a quirky collection of Japanese bits and bobs like hair accessories and character key rings. They also had some copies of Japanese Australian News - a nice touch.
|Japanese knick-knacks for sale|