Saturday, September 03, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Shoya is a Japanese French fusion fine dining restaurant situated in Melbourne CBD and has been open for a long time. They are highly known for their fresh ingredients and creativity in taste. Shoya is named after it's rising structure; 6 levels with various seatings such as Japanese style BBQ, traditional tatami seatings, fine dining tables, sushi bar and Karaoke rooms.

One of my dear friend is going back to Indonesia for good and we decided to go somewhere special for our last dinner. We both loves Japanese food and both of us never been to Shoya before. We came in on a weekdays night and the restaurant was silent. I was pretty surprise, I was expecting it to be fully booked. The decoration was simple, minimalistic with a traditional flair.

Wagyu Beef Tataki - Lightly grilled Wagyu beef served chilled with grated plum radish, quail egg and ponzu sauce ($14). I was a little bit disappointed with this dish, the flavour was alright but the beef was very chewy. 

Salmon Sashimi ($19.8). It was fresh and delicious just as expected. Salmon sashimi is one of my favourite dish ever.

Petit Uni Sashimi ($16). My friend never tried uni ever in her life and I told her it's one of my favourite delicacy. Uni is a delicious dish if it's fresh, if it's not it will be super fishy and mushy. Shoya uni met my expectation and my friend loves it. 

Ootoro Nigiri Sushi ($10). She also never tried the best quality of tuna so I decided to give her a little bit of explanation and ordered it for both of us. It still has a little bit fishy flavour but it certainly melts in your mouth.

Poached Salmon - basil crusted salmon fillet poached, topped with salmon caviar and served on a bed of lightly tossed egg noodles with black sesame and a light Monk fish liver sauce ($29.5). The salmon was tender with fresh popping in your mouth salmon caviar. Pretty tasty.

Kurogoma Panacotta - smooth black sesame pannacotta dusted with soy bean and green tea powder ($10.5). The pannacotta was lovevly with a strong black sesame taste.

The service was a bit slow but friendly and knowledgeable. There are lot's of good review for their lunch menu, maybe next time I'll come by for lunch instead. The lunch menu starting from $28 -$38 packages.
Very reasonable for the quality and the portions given.

Shoya Nouvelle Wafu Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-11pm

25 Market Lb
Melbourne, VIC 3000