Sushi and Sashimi Combination
Taking over from the old Gourmet Pizza Kitchen space in the heart of Kingsford is Niji Sushi Bar. Niji, meaning rainbow is a vibrant Japanese restaurant. Head Chef Kohji Matsudo brings his extensive years of experience from Toko, Sake and Fujiya to this venue. A variety of dining options are available from the sushi train counter, table seating, banquet seating, and outdoor area.
Thanks to the SMH Good Food Month, Niji is offering diners a $30 seven course degustation option. Firstly, when we entered we went straight to the sushi train and started to pick up dishes off the train. But then out of the corner of my eye I noticed the diners menu next to me which showed a $30 deal. Unable to resist we quickly transferred to a table and the rest, in my belly.
Off the train: Prawn Tempura with avocado and spicy mayo
A classic: Salmon and avocado roll
Light and fresh with a zingy yuzu dressing. This was a lovely way to start the meal.
Pesto Edamame & Miso Soup
A staple for any Japanese dining experience (well for us anyway). I was pleasantly surprised to find the edamame were coated in fragrant basil pesto which made popping them into our mouths an almost unique experience.
Braised Pork Belly
I never thought of pork belly as a Japanese dish but I think Niji did this really well. The pork was very soft with the perfect fat-to-meat ratio and was drizzled in a sticky sweet soy sauce.
Wagyu beef with Amayaki sauce
The Wagyu beef with Amayaki sauce was a real treat. The meat has a high marbling rating which makes each tender slice melt in your mouth. Add a pinch of the spiced salt for an interesting flavour hit.
Chef’s Dessert: Crème Brulee
A lovely end to our meal. The caramelised top is always a treat to crack through revealing a rich silky body. I was surprised to find this desert came with an Asian twist, a sweet red bean base that actually works really well with the creaminess of it all.
Chef’s Dessert: Tirimisu Mochi
I’ve actually never had mochi before so this was quite an experience. The rice cake shell has a very interesting texture which I guess gives it its unique appeal.
The seven-course degustation menu also comes with glass of house red or white. Bargain!!
Conveniently located in the suburban suburbs, with plenty of parking, a diverse menu and a laid back atmosphere.
Niji Sushi Bar
333 Anzac Parade,