Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Busshari Japanese Restaurant, Potts Point

Busshari Japanese Restaurant

How was it?
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Value: $$$


Guess what? Last Friday night, I dined at a restaurant that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban dined at (according to google!). Busshari Japanese Restaurant is located in the bustling heart of Potts Point. A walk around the corner and you're in the heart of Kings Cross, where you will find a whole melting pot of Sydney's best - the socialites, celebrities, sleeze balls, hoochies and hobos.. very nice! I suggest always walking in twos (as mum would say), just to be on the safe side!

Carrie and I decided to try out this Japanese restaurant as it had been highly recommended by one of her mates. It's very popular, so you should try to make a booking. The decor is dark and moody, there's high wooden tables and chairs and a long counter top. Tonight, we were seated on the counter, which was very lovely - it felt very New York! They also had a row of huge white light globes hanging above the counter - very pretty and chic.

Preparing sushi rolls

Green Tea

Miso Soup $5.00


Spider Roll $15.00

Grilled Eggplant $12.00

Soup for the noodles


Soba and Somen Noodles $18.00

All the food was incredibly fresh and delicious. The soft shell crab in the spider roll was cooked perfectly - just the right amount of softness and crispness. The eggplant was very hot when it arrived, it was beautifully presented and tasted equally as good - lucky we were sharing as it was quite big! And finally, the soba & somen noodles! A completely new experience for me. The bowls of cold soup came out first, then our platter of soba and somen noodles came out. The two varieties of noodles along with a small bowl of shittake mushrooms and prawns rested on a bamboo mat, which was placed above a huge chunk of ice. It certainly looked interesting and we were a bit puzzled as to how exactly we were supposed to tackle this dish. So we asked the waitress for a little assistance and she kindly explained that you simply take the noodles and dip it in your bowl of soup and then enjoy. And enjoy we did :)



Overall:
A trendy Japanese restaurant serving up quality food with very friendly staff. A little bit pricier than most of the Japanese Restaurants you'd find in the City or in Chinatown, but definitely worth a try. Besides, Nicky & Keith went there!

Busshari Japanese Restaurant
119 Maclaey St,
Potts Point NSW 2011
www.busshari.com.au
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11 comments:

  1. cool. glad you liked it. it's one of my favourites Japanese restaurants I've dined at.
    s :-)

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  2. Ah, I haven't been back here in ages - pretty much since it opened a few years ago. Food was great (although pricey) then too. Love the noodle presentation!

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  3. seeing your pics brings back fond memories of the grilled eggplant (black half)...

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  4. The grilled eggplant looks so good. I haven't tried this place before, it sounds a little expensive but it looks good enough to give it a try sometime!

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  5. Hi Simon: It was a very enjoyable indeed :)

    Hi Forager: The presentation of all their dishes was very pretty!

    Hi Bea: Oh yes. The other part was good too, just a tad too sweet... Wouldn't say no to either/or though!

    Hi Steph: The grilled eggplant was really good. The miso paste and bean paste on top were really yummy too :)

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  6. This place looks fantastic! I love hte look of the eggplant and noodles. I think I might have to drag my friends there-thanks for the review Betty! :)

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  7. Hi Lorraine: I loved the decor, and the food was great. You should definitely drag some friends there!

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  8. Hee hee thanks for reminding me I gotta post my visit too! Good to hear you enjoyed it too ^^!

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  9. Hi FFichiban: Oh, when did you go? I was sitting next to someone with a black camera who was taking tonnes of pictures of the food & the place! But it was a girl.. I dont think it was you!

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  10. I loooove Busshari. The head chef over there is a good friend of mine too :) I'm thinking of doing my oh-so-late birthday dinner again this year there.

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  11. Hi Yas: The head chef is your friend? Cool. Luckily I had a positive experience there!

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