Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Asakusa Japanese Restaurant

Cozy restaurant

Extensive menu

Waiting for friends to arrive.

Nice settings.

Fish of the day? Our friend caught this beautiful fish the other day.

Sake serverd cold or warm.

Yukke: raw beef and raw egg with sauce

Fresh Kingfish Sashimi

Gyu Tataki: tender fillet of beef sashimi served with ponze sauce

Sushi & Sashimi Platter

Oysters baked with cheese.

Deep fried soft shell crabs.

King fish head.

King fish with miso sauce.

Gyutan Shioyaki: grilled beef tongue.

Lamb cutlets.

Gyoza: Japanese style fried dumplings.

King crab eggs.

Miso Ramen.

Japanese wine.

Green tea ice-cream.

Sesame ice-cream


Asakusa Japanese

127 Waverley Road
Malvern East, VIC. 3145
(03) 9569 2051

Open Daily
5:30pm ~ 10:30pm



Friends recommended this place as they've dined here many times before and know the owner Steven. Luckily we reserved a table as it was so busy at this hidden gem on a Saturday night. Steven who's running the restaurant also worked as a sushi chef designed our dishes and we left him to make whatever he suggest for the night.  I appreciated we did that. With no regret at all! As we've tried some really delicious dishes that night.


What we ordered:
Sake warm
Japanese wine
Yukke: raw beef and raw egg with sauce
Fresh Kingfish Sashimi
Gyu Tataki: tender fillet of beef sashimi served with ponze sauce
Sushi & Sashimi Platter
Oysters baked with cheese.
Deep fried soft shell crabs.
King fish head.
King fish with miso sauce.
Gyutan Shioyaki: grilled beef tongue.
Lamb cutlets.
Gyoza: Japanese style fried dumplings.
King crab eggs.
Miso Ramen.
Green Tea and Sesame Ice Cream. 


The raw beef and raw egg with sauce was simply beautiful. The tender fillet of beef sashimi served with ponze sauce was so fresh it gradually melted in my mouth. Fresh Kingfish sashimi was as lovely as it's presentation. Oysters baked with cheese was delicious. My favourite of the night was the King fish head. It was limited stock and best to phone order it when making the reservation. It was so fresh and the fish meat was tender. No fishy smell and it tasted divine! I smiled in my heart because people would through away the fish head when cooking, but with a right chef, it could turned into amazing food. The dish was great with sake or Japanese wine. The King fish with miso sauce was also a high light. Nothing fancy, just pure joy of food. The grilled XO tongue was crispy and chewy. Just grilled with a little be of salt and white sesame, it tastes of heaven. Not everybody's dish but DH loves it. We sometimes buy them in small package from our local Korean grocery shop and BBQ them at home. Simple, beautiful, delicious! The lamb cutlets we had that night was well cooked but it had a strong taste of wine. The star dish of the night was the King crab eggs. Secret receipt and it was not on the menu. Only for special guests. Yummy and expensive of course. Service was a bit slow on that busy night. However, looking at Steven working non-stop and presented us with his best dishes, nothing was really important. And later of the night, when he's done with his work, he came to us and we chatted for a long time. Asakusa is a wonderful restaurant and I have fall in love with it after that night. Fresh, quality food, friendly staffs and talent chefs. Now I will recommend it to my other friends who hasn't try it yet. Enjoy!



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Cuisine: Japanes
Service: Good
Atmopshere: Good
Value: $$$
Recommend: Like
 

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