*Akira Sushi Chatswood

Thank you to the Food Critics and Bloggers Australia (FCBA) for the invite! Inside Chatswood’s new dining precinct The District, lies Akira Sushi. It’s a little tricky to find the entrance the first time round – and then you realise how easy it actually is! (I’ve added some directions at the end of the post…

Goros

Thanks @anitastopeating, @itsmiss.t and @pa7ricko for your awesome company! Salaryman rejoice! There’s a bar for you to get your drink on close to Central station. Just don’t fall asleep on the way home and miss your stop again, okay! Enter Goros; a slightly over-the-top Japanese themed bar. The space has tables for groups looking to…

*Harajuku Gyoza

*Special Thanks to Harajuku Gyoza for the invite! Open the door to Harajuku Gyoza and you’re immediately greeted with loud exclamations of “Irasshaimase!” The friendly and energetic staff are one of Harajuku’s attractions. They act exactly as they would in a Tokyo Izakaya, albeit a few decibels louder. They’re impressively attentive, going out of their…

Sushi e

Thank you to the wonderful @eatventures_ for surprising me with this dinner for my birthday! My birthday dinner celebrations have developed a bit of a tradition in the form of Japanese cuisine. So naturally, sooner or later, we’d end up at sushi e for it. The friendly staff at sushi e seated us promptly and…

*Oiden, Mappen, Derauma

*Special thanks to Washoku Lovers for inviting me to this event and to Kayla for being such a lovely host. Special mentions to @forknchopsticks and @kimmiebites, it was lovely to meet you.  Located centrally within the city is a small little food haven of Japanese cuisine. There are three small restaurants that each have a unique take on…

Yayoi

Yayoi has been a restaurant that has been in and out of my radar all year. I walk past it all the time in Galleries since it’s opened and I’ve looked at the menu so many times.  Finally, I got around to trying it on a chilly evening in the city after much contemplation. The little restaurant’s location…

Hukuya

While sushi trains and food court kiosks are abundant in shopping centres, sushi bars however are a small niche that seemed exclusive to high-end Japanese restaurants. Finding Hukuya, a hidden gem in Eastwood was my first step in my endeavours for sushi bar dining style.  The first thing you need to know about Hukuya is that…

Sokyo Breakfast

Thank you Anita (@aniiitaa1989) for organizing and to Daisy, Jack(@droolworthyworld) and Erica(@e.tao) for your company.  Sokyo, SydneyxTokyo Fusion.  From the first day we stepped into the restaurant a couple of years ago, it has made its impact and remains one of our favourite restaurants to always return to.Although it isn’t the traditional Japanese style restaurant that one might…

Sabu

Bringing a modern and contemporary twist to traditional Japanese cuisine and located in the heart of Parramatta is a little restaurant named Sabu. Sabu brings the Asian inspiration into much loved modern Australian dishes within their menu. . The decor of the restaurant is sleek and intimate with mood lighting and modern finishes. The restaurant…

Sokyo

This beautifully decorated restaurant is nestled below the equally beautiful The Darling hotel at The Star Casino. Sokyo combines traditional Japanese cuisine with a Sydney twist. Chef Chase Kojima takes you into a wonderland of unique dishes that explode with flavour. The restaurant is buzzing with life yet intimate at the same time.An exciting atmosphere…