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O-Sushi, Broadbeach, Gold Coast QLD

O-Sushi is a nice restaurant with both a kaiten sushi train and pavement tables. There are heaters for chilly evenings, and the overall vibe is trendy and comfortable.
O-Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

We chose a table on the pavement and ordered from the tapas style part of the menu. There are also options for ordering traditional sushi and sashimi and also individual complete meals and noodles.

We chose the steamed gyoza, which come with a dipping sauce – we poured our dipping sauce over the dumplings and they were succulent and delicious.

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Prawn and vegetable gyoza

We also chose one of the ‘specials’ the sake marinated duck spring rolls. They were nice but needed a bit of seasoning. They came with a thick sweet soy sauce, but could have benefited from some chilli or onion.

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Sake marinated duck spring rolls

Our meal included chicken teriyaki skewers which were tasty, succulent and nicely seasoned.

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Chicken Teriyaki

Another dish was tuna rice paper rolls where the tuna took the place of the rice paper as a wrap around carrot, noodles, lettuce and cucumber. This was accompanied by nice hot wasabe, spring onions and tobiko (roe).

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Tuna rice paper rolls

I enjoyed my meal at O-Sushi and would definitely return. I wouldn’t choose the duck spring rolls again, but everything else was really nice. The staff were very friendly too.

Aoki – 234 W 48th Street, Manhattan, New York

UPDATE – Aoki is now permanently closed.

Aoki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Aoki is a lovely Japanese restaurant just north of Times Square in New York. We just popped in for a light evening meal and were surprised by the variety available on the menu.

We chose a Spider roll – Soft shell crab, mayo and caviar, and a Pink Panthers Roll – crunchy spicy tuna, tempura eel, avocado, wasabi, caviar. Both were delicious and beautifully presented – they held together well.

Spider Roll and Pink Panthers Roll

Spider Roll and Pink Panthers Roll

We also chose gyoza – pan fried pork dumplings – again succulent and delicious.

Gyoza

Gyoza

Our fourth dish was tuna tataki – seared tuna with ponzu sauce and salad.

Tuna Tataki

Tuna Tataki

All of the dishes tasted really good, the ingredients were good quality and the service was excellent.

They also have an extensive drinks list which contains cocktails including the delicious Lychee Mojito.

Lychee Mojito

Lychee Mojito

Will I return to Aoki ? Definitely, next time I am in New York I will be taking my friends there for a wonderful Japanese treat.

Satsuki – Subiaco

Satsuki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I love Satsuki. It is the sister restaurant to Ha-Lu, and is always consistently good. The menu is not identical to Ha-Lu but the principle is the same – tapas style sharing plates of food, 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 recent makeover, and this time we had lots of new dishes to try. Here is a photo diary of our meal.

Yuzu chuhai

Yuzu chuhai

I always like to have a Yuzu chuhai – it is a Japanese alcoholic drink made with shochu (japanese spirit) and usually has jelly pieces in it. This one had no jelly but still tasted delicious.

Carpaccio of white fish, salmon and scallop

Carpaccio of white fish, salmon and scallop

The carpaccio was fresh and tasty, with an ume plum glaze and delicious caviar balls which burst in your mouth.

Spicy tuna tataki

Spicy tuna tataki

The signature dish, this is always a star with spring onion, daikon, sesame seeds and a hint of chilli.

Tori Tempura

Tori Tempura

This was a new dish – chicken breast wrapped in nori (seaweed) and tempura batter, served with ume plum sauce and a ponzu dip. Very very tasty.

Salmon and Sea Bass

Salmon and Sea Bass

The quality and freshness of the fish was amazingly good, served in a light sweet broth.

Egg yolk tempura, lotus roots and bacon salad

Egg yolk tempura, lotus roots and bacon salad

When you get this salad, you break open the tempura egg to coat the other pieces in the lovely egg yolk. It is a mouthful of contrasting textures, crispy lotus root slices, crispy salty bacon, soft leaves and the tempura egg. Yum.

Duck and Wagyu beef

Duck and Wagyu beef

This dish was very nice and well presented – 4 chunks of quality wagyu, served with slices of duck, wasabi, mustard, spring onion pickle. It is a little similar to the Ha-Lu signature dish of duck with aubergine and Madeira. Personally I think that the Ha-Lu dish is better – somehow the Madeira really makes the dish. This version was an interesting alternative.

So yet again, another delicious meal at Satsuki. The environment is quite good too, you can sit outside in the courtyard, inside, or at the sushi bar. It is well situated in the square near Subiaco station, so lots of bars and nightlife available nearby.

Mr Munchies Sushi Mount Lawley

I was very keen to try out this new sushi bar in Mount Lawley – everybody seems to be talking about it. I am still lamenting the management change that happened to Yuzu just around the corner – and since the ‘old’ Yuzu went, I have missed good quality, exciting, consistent sushi.

Mr. Munchies Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The reservation was quite difficult – the staff did not seem to understand me, but I managed to make a reservation eventually – good job that I did because it is a very small place. It is not really a place to linger – very canteen style, and they serve you quickly to maintain a good turnover of customers. You can invent your own sushi, but I decided to choose from the menu.

Kara-age chicken

Kara-age chicken

Tuna and avocado roll

Tuna and avocado roll

Spider roll with soft shell crab

Spider roll with soft shell crab

The portions were generous, and I found them difficult to eat. I like my sushi portions to be a mouthful – if I have to bite into them they invariably fall apart and make a mess on the plate.

I liked the variety too – it annoys me when sushi bars serve mainly salmon and cooked tuna.

The sushi was nice, but nothing outstanding, and certainly not good enough to have me trekking back to Mount Lawley on a regular basis like Yuzu used to.

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