Mizuya, Sydney CBD ($$)

Address: 614 George Street, Sydney

Tel: (02) 9266 0866

Website: www.mizuya.com.au

Opening Hours: 

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – midnight
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00am

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I’d heard of Miyuza before and walked past it a thousand times, but had never actually eaten there.

Upon arrival we were led to little booths which had (quite uncomfortable) hard seats.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere was quite good as there were many diners around and some J-pop and pop music in the background (coming from the karaoke rooms).

The cool i-Pad styled touch screens in each booth made it easy to peruse the menu and order dishes, but the buttons were a little difficult to press and so we resorted to pressing the buttons with the back of our chopsticks!

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Service

Service was almost non-existent as we ordered food via the touch screens. The only thing the waiters and waitresses did was bring the food out for us and clear our plates.

Food

Food was excellent. We enjoyed a variety of dishes including:

  • Edamame – delicious baby soy beans which are steamed and salted. This is the best Japanese dish to munch on while waiting for the rest of your food. Be careful though, as the first time I ate these I thought you were meant to eat the actual pod as well- it didn’t end well as the pods are quite furry and taste horrible!

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  • Tempura prawns- Absolutely perfect. Crunchy, golden and so delicious- this is one of my favourite dishes!

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  • Salmon nigiri- fresh salmon and lovey sticky rice. This is a good dish for those who aren’t very adventurous but still want to give sushi a go!

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  • Chicken Karaage – lovely crunchy chicken with a “spicy” sauce that wasn’t very spicy at all. Plenty of chicken to share between the five of us.

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  • Crocodile Karaage- this dish was the same as the chicken dish but used crocodile meat. I had never tried crocodile before but decided to give it a go! MC told me it tasted like popcorn chicken and, after the initial hesitation, I popped one into my mouth and tried it. I have to say that it does taste exactly like chicken and if you can get over the fact that you are eating crocodile you would definitely enjoy it. I however, couldn’t get over it and didn’t eat any more of this dish after the first bite.

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  • Salmon & avocado roll- lovely presentation and delicious dish- another one of my favourites!

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  • Homemade pork gyoza- there were quite a few gyoza on the plate and the pork mince was soft and moist. The outside was slightly golden and had probably been fried off on one side, adding to the flavour. These gyoza were excellent and went really well with the soy sauce.

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  • Agedashi tofu
  • Clam miso soup
  • Miso soup
  • A variety of drinks including happy hour cocktails, grapefruit juice, cider, peach ice tea, water

Cost:

Overall the bill came to $155.00 and we each paid $31.00 which is good value for so much food and drinks!

Rating:

Overall I would rate my dining experience (out of 10):

    • Service- 2
    • Food- 8
    • Ambience- 7
    • Value – 7.5

Also check out my more recent review of Mizuya here.

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