Update 2020 : After a recent visit we found that Satsuki have a much reduced menu and appear to have changed management. There are no scallops nanban, or nigiri on the menu, although the signature tuna tataki is still there. We found the dishes to be equally good in appearance, but somewhat lacking in flavour – not quite the finesse that this restaurant used to exude.
I love Satsuki, it is always consistently good. The menu is designed for sharing – tapas style, high quality, and not the standard Japanese fare. To have a reasonable sized dinner, I would recommend 6 dishes between two people. I would say that Satsuki’s signature dish is the spicy tuna tataki, which is always delicious. The menu has had a makeover in recent years, and we return again and again.
Here are some of our favourite dishes:
Yuzu Chuhai (a wonderful drink made with Japanese shochu and yuzu):
Sea pollock with some tempura beans and an agedashi broth – lovely rich agedashi and fresh fish:
Beautifully prepared duck with fried leek and salted onion, and very helpfully divided into two portions with a nitsume sauce reduction (eel broth, mirin, soy, and sugar):
Scallop Nanban (this dish is amazing):
Chicken breast wrapped in nori (seaweed) and tempura batter, served with ume plum sauce and a ponzu dip:
Egg yolk tempura, lotus roots and bacon salad:
Duck and Wagyu beef:
Sashimi Salad with tempura ginger:
Beef Nitsuke with braised daikon radish:
Last Visit Date – Nov 2020