Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pucker Up...Azuma

Mood: Geisha meets Prince
Dress: Japanese Vintage
Headband: Alannah Hill
Clutch: Vintage
Shoes: Steve Madden


Food porn coming up your way! Last saturday A and I decided to pucker up our lips and get biting on a restaurant reviewed by local critics as one of the best in authentic japanese restaurants in Sydney..... (Tetsuya eats here weekly) I love japanese food! the taste is clean and the flavors are so scrumptious. We've been to a few around Sydney but left Azuma for a special occasion. After having been advised by close friends, we decided to do the degustation menu on offer. I must say my lack in photography skills doesn't do any justice to how beautiful. artful and vibrant the colors were...mmmm. However i  got to carried away with the appetizers and some dishes and forgot to take pics of everything...oops.

Roxy Verdict
As you enter the restaurant i got the sense of  a cool  relaxed vibe, casual enough to not worry about sooty wait staff  but formal enough to have a special date or special occasion. As i looked around a majority of the patrons were either tourist and couples like ourselves celebrating a momentous occasion...so i thought. We were seated immediately and was greeted by a funky japanese lady with ice blue eyeshadow and a mohawk...yes a mohawk. cool i thought. Everyone was smiling and genuinely acknowledged your presences as a customer, bowing and smiling as if they were in-sync to some orderly regime....( Ok i get paranoid at times). We knew what we wanted and ordered our 10 course Omakase Degustation. I must say, we weren't the only ones. Judging by what the wait staff were tottering ...the omakase was what people regularly came for or wanted to try. I've eaten alot of japanese food, and heck A lives on the stuff having travelled to japan. But what they advertise is surely what they deliver. From the word go if your looking for Authentic Japanese fine food ( No, don't look for california rolls here) this is the place to go.  The Flavors explode in your mouth, each course was yummy...although at the same time i wish they put more in my plate because it felt like i was being teased. My Favourites were "Amuse- Bouche" consisting of Pacific oyster and salmon roe with citrus soy sauce, Prawn marinated in Nanban Sauce ( Shudder in delight), Wagyu Sirloin Steak with garlic soy sauce, seared Tuna with Daikon and last but not least ....Dessert! So i mentioned half of the whole menu....so go try it out! 4/5 birds:) Beso!

Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square 
(Cnr. of Phillip & Hunter Street)
Sydney  NSW  2000

9222 9960


 Assorted Sashimi

Grilled Saikyo Silver cod fillet  

Assorted seasonal Tempura

Seared Tuna

 Premium Wagyu Sirloin steak, served with Garlic soy sauce


Strawberry sorbet, Belgian chocolate mousse, vanilla creme brulee


Amanda said...

I went there last night myself... next time you should go back and try the Shabu Shabu, it's amazing for cold winter nights.

Roxanne said...

Thanks for that, I will definitely try Shabu Shabu!:)

Anonymous said...

You just made me so hungry!!!

Lovin' your blog sis, and love you.
Em xx

Roxanne said...

Thanks em! xoxo

Ivan McK said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm....sushi... arggghhh [in the Homer Simpson voice]....

+Ivan McK

Roxanne said...

Your hilarious Ivan!