Monday, 13 July 2015

Kotobuki Izakaya - Brisbane CBD


Sushi Kotobuki at South Brisbane was one of the first places that I reviewed after starting my Blog, last year. That was the reason why I decided to go right after Kotobuki Izakaya opened on Albert Street.


Upon entering, the lanterns on the wall immediately catch your eye. I found them very captivating indeed.



You order and pay at the counter. The menu consists of two sides, covering a wide range of things such as rice, noodles sides, salads and sashimi.

 

We got a number after ordering, water was also provided upon request.


I liked the interior decor, particularly the Japanese movie posters on the walls.


My companion ordered the Wagyu beef Teishouku, which came as a set with rare beef slices, rice, edamame, miso and a salad. The beef was quite tender, and juicy. I considered it to be quite good value for the price.

This was the Vege Tempura set, which I found quite large for a side.


My other friend ordered the Karaage Chicken Don. The chicken to rice ratio was quite generous and he liked the texture of the rice.



I ordered the Salmon Avocado Hand Roll and Prawn Tempura Udon.

The seaweed was nice and crispy, whilst the salmon was fresh and tender. The rice could have been seasoned more, and the avocado slice was a bit too small for my liking. As you can see, by half way through the toppings were pretty much depleted.


The udon reminded me fondly of what I had at Mappen, especially the broth, which was light but flavoursome, I would have liked it to have a bit more soup though. The prawns were slightly soggy for my taste, but I guess it counts as being moist.  The spring onion added a lot of needed flavour to the udon, and I found it to be very comforting and enjoyable. 

Price Range: $10 - $25 per person

Taste: 6.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 7.5/10





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