King George Whiting

MINAMISHIMA

One of the best sushi experiences I’ve ever had was at a 100 yen sushi train in Japan, down the road from the hotel we stayed at in the Shibuya. It wasn’t so much that the sushi was wildly inventive or unique – in fact it was far from it, as what each pair of nigiri amounted to was a slice of fish, draped over [...]
Chirashi Sushi ($14.5)

KANEDA

Before I start the review, let me lead with this: Kaneda came as a recommendation from K, a beloved foodie in crime. Although I’ve always been vaguely interested in the 4/5 Zomato rating it has, I was completely turned off by the fact that it was a Japanese restaurant with a Chinese menu. So if it weren’t for K, this place would’ve been left it [...]
Red Dragon ($13.8)

MUSASHI RAMEN

Russell Street? More like Ramen Street, amirite? Whilst calling it Ramen Street may have been a bit of a stretch back when Shujinko and Hakata Gensuke were the only places selling ramen in the area, with the addition of Musashi Ramen to the same 100 metre-long strip, the name has become apt indeed. Taking a little from each of its predecessors, Musashi has the quaint [...]
Wagyu Yakiniku Nigiri ($4.3)

TETSUJIN

When Sushi Hotaru first opened, I (like everyone else) was a huge fan of their cheap as chips, yet good quality and inventive sushi. Over the intervening years however, I’ve found that both the quality and quantity have dropped somewhat, whilst being accompanied by a price hike. With that said, $3.3 is still very reasonable for a plate of sushi off the train, but combine [...]
Himalayan Salt Slab Cured Kingfish ($15, 4pcs)

MR MIYAGI

Another year older, another year... I’m not sure how I should end that sentence, because I certainly don’t feel very different from when I was 23, though I’m sure plenty of things have changed in the interim year. One thing that definitely hasn’t changed however is my love of good food, and the yearly ritual of picking a fancy restaurant for Chris and I to [...]
Tsukune Chicken Balls ($15.5)

KUU CAFE

I had heard of KUU Cafe + Japanese Kitchen a long time ago, but it was only recently that I had managed to pay this little spot a visit. Although I’ve always known KUU for having an intriguing, Japanese-inspired brunch menu, it was actually dinner that I came for, after deciding that salad is no longer an option for dinner in the recently descended Melbourne [...]