Show Stopping Cuisine
REVIEW: Delicious Japanese food prepared with pizzazz and flair, all before your very eyes – welcome to Kujin. By Daniel Chamberlain.
Kujin, a modern Japanese restaurant tucked away in the heart of Elizabeth Bay, creates a unique vibe somewhere between a MasterChef finale and a banquet at Toko. This dynamic combo sees the intimate diner serve up tasty meals and in-house entertainment via live cooking displays. With most of the menu cooked on a Japanese grill prepared before your very eyes – teppanyaki-style – you can expect simple, fresh and quick dishes.
The majority of dishes are designed to share. Dining in a group will definitely allow you to sample a good variety from the menu. To start, you can’t go past the Japanese soy bean staple edamame as well as a plate of the delicious chicken karage with wasabi mayo. For mains, the tender grilled kingfish and the wagyu beef yakiniku are not to be missed. Both cooked to succulent perfection, they combine the best of sweet and spice, setting my taste buds alight.
Keen to try something a little bit different? Kujin offers a range of okonomiyaki or savoury pancakes – my pick is the spicy pork and vegetable. For something closer to your comfort zone, good old-fashioned Japanese noodles served with prawn, mushroom, spicy pork or seafood will keep you warm and grounded.
With a menu brimming with Japanese icons served with plenty of pizzazz, showmanship and flair, you’re guaranteed an entertaining and satisfying night at Kujin. Friday night date, mid-week catch up with friends or weekend birthday bash – Kujin has got you covered.
KUJIN, 1/41B Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, (02) 9331 6077, www.kujin.com.au