I've been to Ogawa about 2 or 3 times prior to this visit, but the last time I visited was 5yrs ago. When they first started out, I used to go very late and there used to be an additional Japanese menu for more authentic dishes .
Now they have refreshed the small space they've got: it's typical Japandi style with natural timbers, black broody writing and fake plants with surprisingly realistic roots. ( See pic). The toilet is also clean and simple.
We got a salmon carpaccio and another scallop and leek dish. Both sauces on these dishes were just amazing and there was a large amount left over from the scallop dish to dunk the karaage chicken in.
The large sashimi set is good value for money, and probably the most affordable one in town. The pieces are a good size and thickness. The prawns were incredibly sweet with a slippy texture ( without being slimy), the scallops were mildly sweet with a hint of lime. Perfect.
Then there was salmon, tuna, kingfish and snapper: all lovely, and just like what you'd get elsewhere. Then there were another 2 slices of very fatty and marbled salmon... It sort of looked like it was from the cheek area. There were another 2 pieces of very fatty fish.... Very decadent. These 4 fatty bits were not my favourite, but definitely added some variety to the sashimi platter. I had this with plum wine, which was an excellent pairing.
A great experience and I'll have to try the nigiri next time. It's not on par with higher end Japanese restaurants, but taste is great for the prices, you can't beat this. See less
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