Word on the street was that there was a Japanese restaurant that sold everything for $3.50, even beer. Could that have been too good to be true? There was only one way to find out.
The end of Dixon street (or beginning really) is where a whole bunch of hip and happening restaurants like Arisun, Crazy Wings and N2 Extreme Gelato etc are, and this is where Shibuya Delicious Japan has also opened since November 2012 according to their facebook page.
The Boy and I are having a late lunch and rock up around 2.30pm, probably explaining the lack of people in the restaurant. No complaints from me though.
Yep, imported Asahi beer is only $3.50. Now that is ridiculoulsy cheap, considering most other restaurants are selling them for at least $7.
Since I’m not a beer drinker (boo, I know right?) I go for some Japanese Green Tea.
I was suprised to see that we got 8 takoyaki balls in this little bowl. Not the best takoyaki I’ve had but still very decent. Can’t go wrong when they’re generous with the takoyai sauce, japanese mayo and benito flakes.
Karrage Chicken $3.50
Well seasoned morsels of juicy chicken are served in a cute bamboo basket. They’ve got a bit of crunch from the batter, but thin enough to still make the chicken the star of the show.
Pork Katsu $3.50
Or what I like to call a japanese pork schnitzel. The tender fillet of pork has got a beautifully golden and crunchy crumb, served with a katsu (sweet bbq) sauce, japanese salad and mashed potato.
Chicken Teriyaki Roll $3.50
A simple but tasty sushi roll filled with juicy chicken and avocado, drizzled with teriyaki sauce. I found that the rice was a bit softer than all other places, but I quite liked it. Note, by soft I do not mean mushy.
Spicy Salmon Roll $3.50
I was hoping there was more spice to it but I don’t think there was any chilli in it at all. Regardless, the salmon was pretty fresh.
Dragon Roll $3.50
This one looks a bit more fancier than the other too. The sushi is filled with the crab sticks, and topped with eel and avocado.
The menu – even hot sake is $3.50!
For a mere $28 dollars, the boy and I end up with 6 dishes and 2 drinks. Now that’s what you call bang for your buck. Whilst we controlled ourselves with how much we ordered, I’m sure that if we weren’t too cautious we would have ordered at least another 4-6 dishes.
The food was freshly made to order, good tasting (though not the best Japanese out there) and fantastic value. We’re definitely planning a return trip with the boys as I’m sure they’d want to make the most of $3.50 asahi beers. Who wouldn’t?
Shibuya Delicious Japan
Shop 2, 6 Dixon Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 8960 0912