Opening its doors in July 2006 at the Mandarin Shopping Centre in Chatswood, Toraya Japanese Restaurant will soon be celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary. And with a great variety of the freshest sushi and sashimi, noodles, donburis, curries and a “set” menu on offer, it’s no surprise Toraya has lasted so long.
For dinner, Toraya also provides a comprehensive a la carte menu, a range of “set” menus and fresh seafood including Musashi (Ocean’s Treasure Cruiser), Salmon belly, King fish belly, Grilled Mackerel, Ocean Perch Nitsuke, Buri (King fish) Kabuto Yaki or Nitsuke, Deep Fried Flounder and more. Their fresh lobster sashimi is highly recommended.
Toraya Don $17.80
We started with the Chef’s special selection of the day. A fresh assortment of sashimi on sushi rice, served with miso soup. A tasty little don that gives you the best of everything.
Toraya’s Lunch Box $19.80
Another option is Toraya’s Lunch Box, offering a selection of California rolls (4pcs), selected fresh sashimi (7pcs), tempura, teriyaki chicken and a small udon noodle soup.
You can also opt for Toraya’s Lunch Box Deluxe for an extra $5 to enjoy a savoury steamed egg custard & dessert added to the set. The great thing about these lunch boxes is that there’s so much great variety.
Una-Bo Sushi $28
The pressed sushi (9pcs) topped with freshly grilled eel fillets was easily one of my favourites of the day. The eel had a silky slickness to it that is just so pleasant on the palate with a delicious smokey flavour. A-mazing!
Oyster Fry $18
These crumbed and deep fried oyster’s were served with tartar sauce, sliced lemon and Japanese mustard were such a treat! Like delightful little crunchy gems, the smokey sea flavour of the oyster filling went perfectly with the creamy dipping sauce and a sharp tangy squirt of lemon.
Ocean’s Treasure Cruiser “Mushashi” $93 & Toraya’s Original Pearl Tea $5.50 each
LOOK AT THIS! Super great value for a selection of fresh local fish sashimi, salmon belly sashimi, fresh oyster’s, scallop’s and one of their signature dishes. Although the selection of sashimi is subject to season. You can add Scampi head miso soup for (+$3.00 pp), and you can even add a Tasmanian live lobster! (+$Market Price)
Toraya’s Original Pearl Tea comes in 4 different flavours; Iced Coffe, Calpico, Cranberry Apple and Milk Green Tea.
Flounder Ankake $32.80
Lastly we ordered the deep fried flounder (whole), which was served with vegetables in a starchy sauce. To keep the fish nice and crisp, the steaming broth is brought separate to ladle as you please. The silky fish is perfectly cooked and absolutely divine with the veggies all mixed in together.
Toraya is committed to serving Sydney’s freshest seafood and has a wide selection of traditional Japanese cuisine on their menu. Open 7 days and providing a great lunch and dinner option for family and friends, Toraya is easily accessible by public transport via train or bu, with customers also entitled to 3 hour’s free parking at Chatswood Mandarin Shopping Centre.
Toraya Japanese Restaurant
65 Albert Ave,
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Contributed by Paul, who dined as a guest of 2 Hungry Guys