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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

Lovely food, great choices. Ideal sizes. Very nice staff helpfull & friendly. Price wise curtainly on the high size, be warned not cheap. Parking can be a little challenging

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

Have always walked past and wanted to make a booking at this fancy looking Japanese restaurant in Parnell. Finally took the opportunity this evening. First celebratory meal post lockdown number 2. Liked: 1. Nice intimate fine dining ambience inside compared to the usual Japanese isakaya...joints. 2. Good portions, all well prepared and lovely quality. However everything came all at once. We would have preferred a slightly staggered service so there was more time to savor each dish without it all getting cold too quickly. 3. Best dish was the beef tataki. Excellent flavour and great if you like beef tartar as the beef is sliced and served sashimi style. Very very good one to try! 4. Had a sake and a Sapporo to complete the meal with a matcha ice cream and a fried banana with vanilla ice cream. I would pass on the banana dessert as the banana was not ripe and the tempura coating was less than the crispy I would normally expect. Otherwise a lovely place for a nice intimate quality Japanese meal in upmarket Parnell. Will definitely head back again dad their menu is fairly extensive.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Thus is a special place, from the moment you walk in it’s like entering a different world! The staff are delightful, charming and very attentive, the atmosphere is perfect and the food... good gods the food is flawless! No wonder they have a certificate of...excellence :) I brought my fiancée here for her birthday and I’ll be patting myself on the back for years! Deeply satisfied and very grateful, if I believed in magic this would be it, setting the standard!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2019

We discovered this for lunch on a windy wet day. Nice atmosphere an authentic and original Japanese restaurants you must visit, centrally located in Parnell. In addition it was Japanese owned and had Japanese chefs not Korean as it should be. The restaurant was busy...this Tuesday lunchtime so may need to reserve. They offer Japanese cuisine, beautifully presented. We had salmon teriyaki don, prawn tempura, Gion Special Lunch Selection - Salmon teriyaki and organic hikari miso soup, botan rice and I had a Bento Box - chicken-katsu (panko crumbed chicken) Served with small salad, organic miso soup. We had great service which was very nice, the waitresses – waiter, filled our water at regular intervals and toped up my tea. Can be expensive but the set meals provide good value as food is delicious and real Kyoto style. (See my Dinner Review)More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019

We were asked to leave even when we made a booking with 5 kids. They lied they didn’t private room and then said the room is too delicate for kids. Then we sat outside they asked the kids to take off shoes in case they...dirty the seats and worry their hands will dirty the seats. And after we ordered, they came and asked us to leave. If they do t welcome kids then tell us upfront don’t take the reservation. Super disappointingMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

Really good selection of Japanese cuisine delicately prepared. Nice atmosphere - great food, great service. Perfect way to entertain out of town guests.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

Went for dinner Friday night. Called and got no answer... emailed the booking service and no reply so took a chance and went anyway. Immediately got a table and served quite quickly. Order taken without being written down or read back. Food arrived at table...one by one with about 20 mins between each dish. It was yummy but slow ! 5 dishes took almost 2 hours. Luckily we planned to share each dish so it wasn’t one of us eating while the other waited. Got offered a sorbet as an apology and thanks for our patience;)More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2019

Authentic local Japanese - we ate here twice and preferred it to Kushi and Ebisu where we ate once apiece. Here the staff are Japanese and the food is what you expect to get in a Japanese restaurant- Ebisu is more fusion (with no salads...for example) and Kushi rather ordinary.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight with our two granddaughters. Their first Japanese restaurant experience. Food was all absolutely perfect and served in a timely manner. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

We loved this. Very authentic dishes and ambiance. The staff are Japanese which is lovely. We had a lot of things, from Japanese hot pot, to chicken dishes, to sushi and sashimi, salads... everything was wonderful. Right price as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
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