Niku Ou

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Niku Ou is a new Japanese BBQ restaurant in the middle of Melbourne CBD. It's the sister of the famous Wagyu Ya. My favourite Japanese BBQ place in Melbourne cause they serve high quality melt in your mouth meat. Now, they have another one in the city with the exact same menu. Yes, they have all the high quality sashimi, umami bomb flavour and high quality meat. They have a casual environment, hence kids are very much welcome.

Aburi Wagyu Uni Nigiri - Seared marble 9+ wagyu, fresh uni, foie gras soy, shiso & caviar ($20/2pcs). Because the wagyu was seared, the uni on top melted and it's not a texture I like from uni and I could not taste the foie gras in the soy. Even though the whole combination builds by amazing ingredients. I would put more of my money in their BBQ meat.

Truffle Rice ($22). I ordered this for my kid, he loves it so much cause what's not to love? Fragrant rice with strong truffle flavour and aroma. It's not only him, we love it too. It's addictive and a great additional friend to the melt in your mouth meat.

This is something new that I never see in Wagyu ya before, Hida Japanese beef. I have been a fan of hida beef since I ate them in their original small town, Takayama. It's definitely sit in one of the best meat in the world.  A5 Hida Set ($158/250-260g). This set contains three different meat chosen by Niku Ou Chef, that day we got; Sirloin, Rib Finger and Short Rib. It blows our mind, my favourite is the short rib at the end. Juicy, bursting with flavour and fat, so so delicious.

We ended with M10 Wagyu Short Ribs Meat cause we want to compare it with hida beef and we clearly can taste the difference. Hida beef win by far. The M10 still delicious and melts in your mouth but the quality definitely different. Hida beef much softer, juicier and flavourful.

Niku Ou has certificate for Hida Beef as well as Kobe. Kobe is even higher in grade than Hida Beef. I'm looking forward to try the Kobe next time. I certainly would come back to this restaurant, again and again.

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Niku Ou
+6139654 7178
Shop 9/10/108 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000