Izakaya Kuuraku (Invited)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Izakaya Kuuraku is a worldwide global restaurant chain, available in Japan, Canada, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India. They are specialise in rue authentic Japanese Izakaya dining experience , especially yakitori. On the side, they also have sushi, sashimi and tapas.

We started with Poached Chicken with Pesto, Seared Wagyu Nigiri, Gyu Kushi Yakitori accompanied by hot tea and the fine hibiki whisky. The starting point was a bit low with the cold poached chicken, don't get me wrong, I love cold dish but the taste was pretty plain even with the pesto. I also normally love a clean dish to start with but somehow this one is a bit of a miss for me. The second and third dish was a bang. Melt in your mouth nigiri sushi with a theatrical on it's own, torched on your table then tender flavourful meat yakitori.

Pressed W Salmon Sushi, Beed Stew and Tsukune Yakitori. The pressed sushi was okay, needed more sauce or maybe seaweed in it cause the taste was a lil bit flat. A bit too heavy for me compare to other sushi, I have tasted. But the super juicy tsukune is very well recommended. The fat just burst in your mouth then all the wonderful flavour just exploded. Last but not the least the beef stew, it taste a lil bit like Indonesian beef rendang. Super rich, deep and thick with tender meat, perfectly partnered with white rice.

Yuzu Cheesecake - Japanese citrus favour New York cheese cake served with berry compote ($12) and Matcha Pudding. Both of the desserts was pretty good, bitter smooth matcha pudding and fresh soury yuzu flavour with prominent cheese flavour on the cake. Yum!

Izakaya Kuuraku Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Izakaya Kuuraku
+6139939 1516
131-135 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000