Category Archives: Japanese

Big City Diner

Ohana means family in the Hawaiian language but just as aloha can be a greeting or an expression of love and well-being, ohana is a word that has a deeper meaning than just “family”. It’s a feeling, it’s a philosophy. Your … Continue reading

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I HAVE been unfair when it comes to reviewing ramen joints in Sydney.  Unfair because I have neglected Menya Ramen Bar in Sydney’s Haymarket. Menya is a place that I eat regularly when I get a ramen craving (which is often as … Continue reading

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Ramen O-San Bar

IT WAS a bit disconcerting seeing my favourite food court – Dixon House – in Sydney’s Chinatown, in slight disarray with empty stalls and for lease signs scattered about the place the other day. Food court land can be a do … Continue reading

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I Wok

I NEED to make this confession: I get my morning pre-work caffeine fix from an Asian takeaway outlet called I Wok made by a bloke named Johnny and it’s excellent. Now Johnny may not have a drop of Italian blood … Continue reading

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Hakata Maru Ramen

I HAVEN’T eaten in Chinatown’s Market City food court for years as I am usually drawn to the grungy-ness and more authentic basement Asian-style hawker courts of Dixon House Food Court and Eating World which remind me of being in … Continue reading

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Samurai Japanese Cafe

MY dear mates Mr D and Mrs V are Balmain locals who know the Darling Street restaurant strip fairly well. They have seen restaurants come and go and have a good feeling for value and what’s hot, what’s not and … Continue reading

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Wasai Japanese Kitchen

WASAI Japanese Kitchen is hidden in a narrow side street off Adelaide’s major eat street – Gouger Street – and if it wasn’t for friends taking me there one night I would never had known it existed (or the side … Continue reading

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