You’ll find Ginza Miyako on the first floor of the Stamford Plaza Hotel, fronting onto North Terrace – I’ve had quite a few meals there and it’s stood the test of time, opening six years ago.
The food you get at Ginza Miyako has always been a little different to other Japanese food in Adelaide. Under former chef Kazuki Ushiro San, the menu was a union Read more
“Sokyo. Where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat”. That’s what the website says, and I have to say, that’s a pretty accurate summary. Sokyo at The Star is buzzy and vibrant with cool music, complete with DJ. The fit out is modern and it’s where the beautiful people hang out. I’d only just dined at Read more
Minamishima is located in a side street off Bridge Road in Richmond. On the ground floor of an apartment block, it’s not easy to find – in fact I walked straight past it twice. But once you’ve hunted it down and stepped inside, you find yourself in a whole new world. A world that’s refined and serene. Minamishima opened Read more
Here it is – my first review without any food photos. Yes, Yakitori Takumi is the first establishment that I’ve come across with a ‘no photos of food or menu’ policy. Being majorly disappointed, I asked for an explanation and was told that they used to allow photos until they had a bad experience where another Read more
Wasabi in Noosa is serving authentic Japanese food primarily using produce sourced from the local area. This is so for many restaurants in Japan where their cuisines are based on only locally sourced ingredients. Wasabi has its own Read more
I’ve been to Kenji Modern Japanese four times over the years and each time I go I ask myself – why did I leave it so long between visits? Kenji Ito’s food has real WOW factor! Don’t go there for the traditional Japanese offerings (although I’m sure they’re great), go there for the extra-special Read more
Kappo is a relative newcomer to Melbourne. It’s at 1 Flinders Lane – I’d been a couple of times before when it was Verge. Kappo is by the same team as Izakaya Den, former Melbourne Top 100. When you finally work out where the front door is, you walk down a dark hallway to a sleek, stylish Read more
Another Top 100 ticked off – If you’ve been to The Apollo at Potts Point, you’ll know you can expect a good meal at their new place just down the street, Cho Cho San. This light, bright and modern Japanese restaurant serves sensational food! The space is long and Read more
Ichitaro Dining on King William Road right next to The Pot in Hyde Park, is a welcome addition to Adelaide’s dining scene.
The food is described as ‘Japanese Dining’, which is somewhere between home cooking and fine dining which makes a nice change for the chef who has 25 years of experience in Read more
KAZUKI’S, Daylesford: If there’s one restaurant you should go to, it’s this one. Not currently included on the Top 100 list, but it certainly should be! It’s ridiculously good. Blending modern Australian and Japanese, this food is different, beautiful and delicious. The decor is relatively simple with colourful paper Read more