Ichiban means number one in Japanese. And Ichiban Noodle Bar might just be number one for Japanese food in Glasgow! It was one of our dinner stops for a wild night in the city (in terms of stuffing our faces). Originally established in 1998 the […]
The doors have reopened at Dotori, however, the experience doesn’t seem to agree. I was enormously keen to check it out (look at that average rating!), so much that I popped in over consecutive days to try and get a table. I should have stopped there, […]
One of my favourite university haunts was Umi Sushi located in the Atrium on Elliot foodcourt. A lot has changed in this mall over the years, but it is nice knowing nothing has changed here. Lots of sushi choice, lots of non-sushi choices, well priced, though the food does rank average at an individual level.
Things are a bit expensy dining at Sakura Kaiten II, but the restaurant is a bit of a novelty so it’s worth checking out at least the one time. From the front there’s walls lined with Dragonball Z and anime merchandise and the playfulness continues […]
I was rather hesitant to be dining at Okami, as all you can eat restaurants aren’t usually my kind of thing, as I generally minimise displays of excess. The restaurant has a few branches all over the ‘burbs and for $29.80 stuff-yourself-until-you-can’t-breathe, it’s pretty appealing and […]
My favourite Japanese place here in Melbourne land is Wabi Sabi Salon. They have an inventive, interesting menu that delights the tastebuds with modern Japanese cuisine. Lunch is a little different of an experience to dinner, and I went for the katsu bento box with my flatmate whilst we were hunting for a house in Collywood. Fresh, interesting tastes and textures with all items presented well. Great homemade pickles. They have an adorable outdoor seating area although the inside and toilets can be a little cramped at times. How Japan!
The third visit at Wabi Sabi was for an impromptu group dinner after a cheerful evening of infecting the world with diseases via a board game called Pandemic Legacy. No illness of any sort from the dishes here as we were wowed with the cocktails as well as the food items, which included the chicken karage with teriyaki mint sauce and the root vegetable tempura with plum wine chilli mayo. The fried lotus root in this dish is an absolute crowd pleaser and I’d definitely come back for this item alone. Tangy, crunchy, satisfying, fried. And something new too, for the guys who hadn’t had lotus root as much.
Dinner is a sharing affair and some of the options hinge on being a bit pricey, the chicken was a bacon wrapped stuffed fillet and was mostly good, just a tinge dry for our liking. Try for a big group so you can get out a chunk of the menu trialled and chunk of that in your stomach.
The staff at Wabi Sabi Salon are wonderful and you are always well taken care of over your time here. And it’s a great time at that.