Piza e VinoJune 9, 2019
La Petite ColombeJuly 1, 2019
I recently visited Yamitsuki in Bedfordview. Yamitsuki is a Japanese restaurant boasting great sushi, noodles, teppanyaki and dim sum. Having heard only good things about this restaurant, I decided to make a booking and pay them a visit.
Upon our arrival we were seated at the teppanyaki grill which, I must say having recently visited Kobe, Kyoto and Tokyo, is a very authentic set up. My benedict and I started with some cocktails. Yamitsuki certainly serves an extensive and very impressive list of cocktails. I opted for the pink sling; a delicious and refreshing concoction of gin, watermelon, grapefruit, strawberry extract and cranberry juice. My benedict went for the smoking sundried orange and rosemary G & T. We then started with the complimentary chicken pot stickers (and I was just recently on the hunt for some great gyoza). The dumplings were prepared with chicken, coriander and cashew nuts and then cooked on the teppanyaki grill right in front of us. These were a lovely little treat for the taste buds. Since we wanted to try a variety of dishes from Yamitsuki, my benedict and I shared the rump teppanyaki along with some egg fried rice and bok choy in a ponzu sauce. The rump was perfectly cooked full of that amazing teppanyaki grilled flavour. This was a truly well executed and authentic Japanese dish. We also ordered the BBQ pork dim sum which was another great choice. Our waiter recommended we also try the Yamitsuki sushi so we tried the OMG roll (apparently named after the patrons’ reaction when eating this sushi ;-)) and some salmon fashion sandwiches. The sushi too was really impressive and Yamitsuki have a great sushi bar as an alternative seating option. For dessert we had the popping fried ice cream and orea dish. While not necessarily an authentic dish of Japan, I’m pretty sure that any respectable Japanese foodie will rave about this dessert. I really loved this dessert.
The service at Yamitsuki was great. We were well looked after. The restaurant has a real Japanese feel to it; I loved sitting around the teppanyaki grill. You can even order yourself bottomless green tea (this really takes me back to fond memories of Kyoto). The food was surprisingly good and exceeded my expectations. I look forward to visiting Yamitsuki again in the near future.