Category: Japanese

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Sakanaya

I have always loved Sakanaya so was very glad to be sent there to review it for someone (not this blog). It reminds me of surfy bars in Japan in Chiba where the food is good and the staff relaxed. Stark contrast to so much of the rest of the...

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Coen sushi and donburi restaurant

There are more than enough cafes in Mt Eden Village but it seems that there is room for a new Japanese food restaurant.  One of the cafes recently changed hands and has been transformed into Coen sushi and donburi restaurant. Open in its new guise for only a month or...

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Happy Japanese

As part of a recent judging stint for Metro magazine, I volunteered to check out a Japanese restaurant in Kelston. A place called Happy Japanese sounded like the best idea ever after the day I’d had, but I did nervously wonder if the name was an oversell. Apparently not. Excellent food and super happy service. Happy...

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Sake Bar Nippon

A girlfriend needed cheering up and I knew just the place. Noisy and fun with good food, there’s no way you can be sad at Sake Bar Nippon. I lived in Japan for a few years and this is one of those places that takes me right back there instantly. The wooden...

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Kyoto

Looking for somewhere for a quick lunch bite we stumbled across Kyoto in Fort Street. My dining companion was ravenous and looking for something hearty in this hideous weather and from the menu this seemed to fit  the bill. The inside, while not likely to be featured in any interior...

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Sushi Train

Just a quick post this week due to time constraints and more of a fun recommendation than an in-depth review. We have two young boys and my general rule for eating out is not to take them at all. More enjoyment for all concerned while they have such unbelievably short...

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