How was it?
One of the very first Japanese restaurants that I went to was Musashi in Haymarket. I remember going with K all those years ago and falling in love with their udon and green tea creme brulee! I would rave to people about Musashi, I've taken so many people there and it has remained a reliable Japanese restaurant, for me.
I was dining with D* and TestHero on this particular evening, and we weren't particularly hungry, so we ordered a couple of things to share (always good for me because I get to try more things ;). We ordered a serving of miso soup each with was warm and cleansing, definitely worth the $2.50!
The sashimi platter came with a selection of sashimi including kingfish, tuna and salmon. I thought the sashimi platter was good, we all particularly enjoyed the salmon, however it didn't exactly blow me away.
Beef, Prawn, Calamari, Octopus & Mixed Vegetables
One dish that always blows me away is the okonomiyaki mix. It's a Japanese pancake with a combination of meat, seafood and vegetables all mixed together and fried. And they top it off with tasty Japanese mayo and barbeque sauce (I think?), and it is just divine. It comes out piping hot and each bite is pure delight! Just keep in mind that if you do order this, there is a 20 minute wait.
The rainbow roll is a selection of sushi rolls with avocado, egg, seafood & cucumber filling wrapped in a different kind of sashimi. These included tuna, kingfish and salmon. The pieces were quite big, so it was quite hard to eat without the whole thing collapsing. Nevertheless, the rolls were tasty and satisfying.
We ordered black sesame ice cream and green tea creme brulee for dessert. The green tea creme brulee was actually not as amazing as it once was (maybe it's because I've tried more Japanese desserts), it just didn't have that wow factor that it once had. It was just very average. The black sesame ice cream was the clear winner of the two, I loved the texture and you could really taste the black sesame, so it definitely provided a good end to the meal.
I think that Musashi is one of those places that you can always count on when you're in the mood for some Japanese food in Haymarket and can't be bothered to search too far and wide. The food is good, the service is friendly and prices are reasonable, and sometimes that's all you need.
Musashi Japanese Restaurant
447 Pitt St,
Haymarket NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9280 0377
Open 7 days