Just had a simple Japanese dinner with friends at a small little Japanese eatery just opposite QVB.
It's a really tiny place and despite walking along York St so many times, I didn't notice the place. The decor is simple mainly black with little paintings of sakura flowers and Mount Fuji.
For a Monday night, it was sure crowded and packed even at 830pm. The customer-make up include Japanese businessmen out for a quick dinner and beer, the working crowd and friends.
I had the the Japanese bento set upon a friend's recommendation. For its price of AU$23, dinner was really worth it. .a side of Japanese salad, with 5 pieces of sushi, an assortment of sashimi, terriyaki chicken (one of the better ones), and a small piece of steak and other small items. It also came with miso soup and rice so it was a really filling meal.
For the price you are paying, the food here is pretty decent. The dishes are on the whole well-prepared though the sashimi may not be the absolute freshest, it's still acceptable.
I'm still on the lookout for good food. I'm looking forward to lunch at Pendolino (a Italian restaurant) next week.
Level 1, 141 York St
Phone (02) 9283 2990
Fax (02) 9283 2991
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm