Sato Japanese Restaurant

I came here for a friend's farewell dinner.  I must say that Japanese is my favourite cuisine, so I was expecting a little bit more.  I have been here before a couple of years ago.  It didn't leave a deep impression when I first went.  After a couple of years, I decided to give it a second try.  This restaurant is located on the busy Melbourne Street, plenty of parking on the street, but it's easy to miss as it has a smaller entrance.  We made a booking as there were a few of us.  The atmosphere was very comfortable and simple.  We were seated down in the sucken in the floor tables where you are essentially sitting on the floor.  The table was a foot or so high in  a dark wood environment, for me it wasn't very comfortable.  I much prefer the normal seats.  

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki

There was no option to order okonomiyaki as entree size, so we had to order a main.  For the size of this seafood pancake I thought it was a little pricey.  It looked very nice but it was lacking some taste.  I supposed I have been looking at the okonomiyaki in Hiroshima.  Imagine five levels for customers to dine with all different types of pancakes, and all 2 inches thick.  This did not compare.   In actual fact, I have not come across a Japanese restaurant which serves okonomiyakis like the ones in Japan. 

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon was tasty, not sure about the teriyaki sauce though.  Maybe we should have ordered the chicken instead.  Once again the servings were quite small.  

Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu

Delicious Tonkatsu!

However, the pork was very well done.  It not only looked amazing but also tasted great.  The batter on the outside of the pork wasn't too thick and with a squeeze of the lemon on top was just perfect.  I ended up with an udon as well.  The noodles were soaked in the hot broth, topped with some seaweed.  It was simple but delightful to eat. 

Japanese Udon

Japanese Udon

I can never get enough of good Japanese food.  I can have it everyday.  Sato was pretty average for me.  I am still yet to find a Japanese restaurant which serves awesome okonomiyaki in Adelaide.  Do you know of any? 

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Discount: ENTERTAINMENT CARD - 25% off the total bill.