Aka Siro, Collingwood
Nothing pleases me more than finding a quaint little hiding spot glowing with charm and pleasant surprises. I’ve lived in Collingwood a little while now and never really noticed this place until it was was prompted by a friend. Aka Siro is a Japanese restaurant just off Smith St (so easy to miss) and does a modern yet casual twist on Japanese dishes for lunch and dinners.
I went with the slightly unusual combo (at least for me) of karage chicken curry. I’m used to having both individually but not together. It was a tasty mix of crispy coated chicken with a rich and comforting curry combo. Possibly could have had a bit more meat ratio but even as coating it was tasty. Service was super affable and I enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant and the neighbouring dishes also looked stellar. Definitely a winner and a keeper. I’ll try be back to sample some if the choices available when I can.
Pro tip: don’t go Sunday as they’ll be closed!