New Japanese in Port Melbourne for $42.50!!! ❤
Went there last night to check it out, the menu is very similar to the famous franchise Okami. With slightly less fried items.
But‼️the main difference I have to say is the quality of their ingredients.
If you are craving sushi/sashimi this is THE PLACE. The salmon sashimi slice is generously thick. Their rice is perfect in consistency and flavour. I loved all the sushi roll options.
Beef tataki is also miles better than Okami. Much better quality, thicker slice. No fat.
I did love the Yakitori. The charred could have been better but it was tender. Squid tentacles were also great, would be best with beer! All the fried dishes were overall really good as it's not oily and they have a good batter.
And the final surprise the fried rice!!! This might have been one of the best fried rice to us. It has the "aromatic" of what a good fried rice should be. It also has this chewiness consistency that is really nice to have. A TAD on a salty side. But great flavour.
Some negatives would be the Steak dish. Not sure if it's the way they cut it or the type of meat but it was too chewy and not tender. I loved miso steak at Okami and this one ain't better. But I would recommend to maybe ask if they can cut it in a smaller size and that might fix it. And the gyoza is so-so.
Overall. Good place. Clean and nicer atmosphere. See less
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