Friday, October 19, 2007


Introduction: Modern Japanese addition to Glenferrie Rd at close to High St Malvern Ambience: Well spaced white cloth covered tables with a sushi bar along one side of the room and and a very clean look give this place a sort of calm sophistication
Jimmy looking happy at the sushi bar

Service: Friendly and obliging

Food: In typycal Japanese style the presentation is extremely attractive. Each dish is a small piece of art. After a tiny disc, which would barely cover a 10 cent piece and of indeterminate taste, we began with a series of entrees. Tempura prawns and vegetables were in a very light batter with the usual dipping sauce were rather ordinary as were the Gyoza.


The grilled quail was plump, tender and presented in an easy to eat form whilst the zensai moriwae a selection of cold cuts surrounding a light, smooth savoury custard were good to look at but undistinguished.
Zensai Moriwase

The eels on a bowl of rice were rich and moist.Of the mains neither the steak, the duck, in a marmalade soy, which was a good size serve and enjoyed for it's taste by my companion nor the teryaki chicken did anything for me however the poached flounder was most unusual in a slightly sweet light soy sauce accompanied by large chunks of excellent fried tofu. The delicate fish fell effortlessly away from the bone. A very good dish and a nice change. The sour plum sorbet, perhaps too sour for some, was to my taste but I think the pick of the desserts was the green tea panacotta.
Green tea panacotta

Wine: I enjoyed warm saki to start with and then bottle of Scotchmans Hill Pinot Noir Comment: This is a very pleasant stylish restaurant for a family event with something on the menu to please everybody Score: 14/20

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