270 Pacific Highway Crows Nest NSW 2065
+61 2 8021 6688
7 days 6pm-10pm
After trying numerous Japanese BBQ places around Sydney, I think Nishiki is probably my favourite. The last time I was here, I got a bit too excited when the food arrived and dove right into the food and cooking the meat on the grill so totally did not get a chance to take photos. This time though, I made sure to.
We went for the Gourmet Buffet ($59.80/person). I also washed down my delicious meal with Asahi on tap. What better accompaniment to bbq meat than a fantastic cold beer eh?
Nishiki has the nicest ambiance of all the Japanese BBQ restaurants. It is also the least smoky and you don't leave the restaurant smelling of BBQ and charcoal.
Partly why I like Nishiki so much is because of all the sides available. A lot of the Japanese BBQ restaurants really only offer you BBQ meat and just eating BBQ meat for the entire meal is a tad boring.
|Oysters: ponzu + miso sauces|
|Salmon + Kingfish Sashimi|
|Sushi of the day: Sausage Sushi|
One of my dining companions immediately exclaimed she wasn't having any. Since it was before me, I thought it doesn't hurt to try one right? What can I say, it tasted exactly liked it looked - sausage wrapped in rice. My other dining companion who tried one verified my thoughts. We ended up all trying one piece each. It wasn't bad per se, it was... sausage sushi.
|Aburi Salmon Nigiri|
We also ordered the lettuce leaves wrap - wrap up the bbq meat in the lettuce leaves. Feel more healthier, have some more vegetables. Balance out all the meat kinda vibe.
We just ordered a serving of each type. The quality of the meat here is really quite good and it was very delicious. The meat melted in your mouth, the marinated flavours were just right. It really hit the spot.
|Shot of the Grill|
|Vegetables for the Grill|
Vegetables aren't nearly as exciting on the grill as meat but for the sake of a somewhat slightly more balanced meal, we do order some.
We finished our meal with some green-tea ice cream each. The green tea ice cream from this place is really good. They have a heavy matcha (green tea powder) ratio mixed in so the ice cream is quite full of green tea flavour which is great.
A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Whenever I feel like Japanese BBQ, I now think of Nishiki.