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 :)

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
Busshari on Urbanspoon


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

  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!

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

  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!

  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 :)

  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! :)

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

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

  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!

  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.

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


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