Sydney Food Diary: Sabu, Parramatta

img_5810Sabu 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?

img_5807Sabu, 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)

img_5809The 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).

img_5808All in all, very nice. $100 for the both of us, sake included, a tip as well.

Sabu Restaurant and Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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