Popular Japanese dishes all for $6.80
Izukaya bars are getting more and more popular in Adelaide. For those of you that are not familiar with the term 'Izukaya' it basically refers to Japanese bar that offers a bar for casual drinks and also sit down dining. The location of this bar is on the busy Gouger Street surrounded by many eateries. It was once the Celsius bar. The decor hasn't changed much at all, it offers booths and communal seating, more of a contemporary dining setting.
If you are heading into town and you want some quick and cheap Japanese food, then Katsumoto is for you. This little restaurant is located in Gays Arcade within the Regent Arcade. Katsumoto offers quick snacks like potato korrake to rice and noodle bowls in sets.
Auge, the Italian restaurant has gone and now it has been replaced with a new Japanese restaurant called Himeji Ramen & Izakaya. Not so new anymore as all the hype has gone. As the name suggests it is famous for its ramen, therefore I was pretty excited. It is opened by the same owner as Genki Japanese Restaurant so we expected something amazing.
Japanese breakfast? Yes you heard me, this is what Black Dog Gallery is all about. When I think of Japanese food, I think of sushi, sashimi, tempura and a lot of rice. I rode past this cafe a few times but haven't had a chance to pay a visit until last weekend. It is located on Greenhill Road in the suburb of Tusmore.
There are more and more Japanese restaurants opening up in Adelaide. Matsuri has been around for a long time. In fact it is probably one of the first I have ever been to. It is located upstairs on Gouger Street closer to the West Terrace end. You can choose to sit at the sushi bar or you can do it the Japanese style and take off your shoes to sit down in the traditional area.
Japanese is my favourite cuisine. Thus when I found out there was a new sushi joint I was very excited. I had made bookings on dimmi on separate occasions. Upon entering the restaurant, we noticed a long communal table and separate tables near the window. We were seated down at the table near the window.
We decided to order a sashimi and sushi boat to share, that way we would be trying a little of everything on the sushi menu. Wow... what can I say? It looked amazing, every sushi was arranged neatly.
Another franchise store in Adelaide, the idea of this one is from Japan. The store's logo somewhat reminds me of the chula chup's logo. It is a DIY restaurant, where the food is served half cooked and you finish it yourself on a sizzling hot plate. We are talking about 260 degrees celsius.
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.
Local fresh ingredients, all reasonably priced!
Japanese is my favourite cuisine, but there are not very many Japanese restaurants in Adelaide. This is one of the ones that stood out from my list of favourite Japanese restaurants. We stumbled across the restaurant one afternoon as we were walking down the parade in Norwood. We thought we would give it a go. Lucky we did. I never thought that something like this could compare to Shiki restaurant