Lantern by Wagaya in the Sydney CBD is the sister restaurant of Wagaya at Haymarket and offers karaoke as well as dining. On offer is a large variety of Japanese food so it’s good for decently sized groups who are happy to share! The popular touch screen ordering method is used and allows for efficiency and a bit of amusement. And lets be honest here, I’m all for it because I get my food quicker!
Squid Butter Saute ($9.70)
The serving of squid was generous, well seasoned. I was pleasantly surprised to find creamy buttery mushrooms with the squid. Overall, a lovely entrée.
Kaarage Chicken ($8.30)
Another classic Japanese entrée. The chicken arrived hot, was well seasoned, crispy, tender and juicy.
Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street snack. It’s golf ball sized shell encasing a creamy filling with small pieces of octopus was delicious and a personal favourite.
Scallop & Garlic Fried Rice ($12.10)
To be honest, this dish was slightly disappointing. I was looking forward to juicy soft scallops as promised on the image displayed but instead found really small pieces of dried scallop. As well, the rice arrived in a hot stone pot and we made the mistake of not stirring it up until we started eating it so there was a layer extra crispy rice on the exterior.
Overall a pretty good meal.
Lantern By Wagaya
591 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Contributed by Katrina