Japanese

Dinner @ Akiba

In case you hadn’t heard, Akiba opened its doors on the weekend, offering the first 100 diners free food on Saturday night. Sadly I wasn’t in Canberra that weekend, otherwise I would’ve joined the queue of diners eager to try out the new eatery (for free!). Located on Bunda Street in Civic, Akiba is a […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Shabu Shabu

I first dined at Mr Shabu Shabu in New Acton about 3 years ago and remembered it was a good cheap meal. I went back with some friends for a pre-show dinner and knew I’d want another shabu shabu as it was a freezing night. Shabu shabu is a dish of thinly sliced meat and […] Read more…

Matcha parfait @ Chanoma Cafe Sydney

I’d seen photos of a matcha parfait on reviews about Chanoma Cafe in Sydney and put this on my list of places to try on my next visit to Sydney. Located at Regents Place on George Street, there are quite a few other restaurants and cafes in the complex. I had a look at the […] Read more…

Cheap ramen @ Hakataya Ramen (Gold Coast)

After reading some reviews on Urbanspoon and other blogs on good cheap places to eat around Surfers Paradise, I decided to try out Hakataya Ramen, known for its cheap and tasty ramen. A group of us wandered over on a Sunday night at 7pm, only to be told they had run out of everything for […] Read more…

Lunch @ Grill and Sizzle Fusion

I noticed the new Grill and Sizzle Fusion restaurant in Dickson a few months ago. There used to be a sign advertising it was Asian/Japanese fine-dining but noticed this was taken down. On a Sunday afternoon, I headed in for lunch with a friend to check it out. We were greeted by our waitress and, […] Read more…

Japanese fine dining @ Nobu Perth

One of my fabulous friends in Perth took me out to Nobu for my birthday. Nobu, a Japanese fine-dining restaurant at the Perth Crown Casino, has been on my wishlist to try out for a couple of years. A few Perth foodie friends also rave about it so I was excited to try it out. […] Read more…

Sushi train @ Hero Sushi

Hero Sushi recently opened up its sushi train in the Canberra Centre. Next to Papparich and near Jamie’s, the sushi train looks impressive. Hero Sushi also have shops in Woden and Tuggeranong just selling sushi rolls – I do like the sushi there. A friend and I went for dinner one week night. There is […] Read more…

Half-price banquet @ Iori Plus

Iori Plus is the sister restaurant to both Iori and Coo in Civic. It opened up a while ago in Deakin (replacing the all-you-can-eat yumcha) and I’ve been told by a few people that the food there is better than the original Iori. Glancing at their website, I noticed they do a half-price banquet on […] Read more…

Hero Sushi – Woden

I felt like sushi and have gone to Hero Sushi at Westfield Woden on a few occasions. It is located in an odd spot – next door to Price Attack near Coles. The shop has a nice open seating area and you can see the sushi chef slicing up fresh raw salmon on the kitchen […] Read more…

Japanese @ Kagawa

I caught up with some friends at Kagawa Japanese Cuisine in Dickson. This is another restaurant I always pass but never have the opportunity to try. There is moderate seating capacity inside. The menu is bright and colourful, and completely packed with pictures of each dish on both sides. So much to choose from! To […] Read more…