Sabu was a nice surprise: really fresh sushi and sashimi, great flavours and an unusual sake.
We’d come to Parramatta to catch a show at the Riverside. With so many restaurants on the strip around Church Street, I expected we’d be spoiled for choice. But most of the Zomato ratings were around the 3 mark, with a number below that, and the few that were higher were usually dessert places. What to do?
Sabu, a Japanese restaurant, we hoped would be a safe bet, even though I don’t know how I’ve ended up eating so much Japanese food this month. But it was better than a safe bet. It was very tasty (and in comparison made the sushi at Sushi Tei seem even worse than I’d initially thought)
The kingfish carpaccio was delicious. Our combo platter of sushi and sashimi, a tempura chicken roll, and some odd deep-fried rice squares with raw fish on top… was perfect for the two of us. The sake I chose – Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai – was a bit odd, somewhat sweeter than I expected (though, considering the tasting notes say ‘full of fresh cream yogurt and ripe raspberries and slight menthol note’, unusual is not a surprise).
All in all, very nice. $100 for the both of us, sake included, a tip as well.