Salaryman in Surry Hills is not your usual Japanese resto-bar it’s an upmarket hip joint known for its wide array of grilled and charcoal specialities, mouth-watering salads and starters, their range of cocktails and a delicious range of traditional Japanese noodles rendered in modern cooking techniques.
As the restaurant has created such a huge buzz amongst the urban crowd, it can easily fill up on any given day, so make sure to book way in advance to avoid disappointment. Whilst Salaryman’s menu is characterised as Japanese-Aussie fusion, I call it “eclectic”and boy do Salaryman serve up a great game. We started with their fried Chinese bread, black garlic dip for 2 with XO bone marrow. The soft marrow matched perfectly with the crunchy bread creating the ultimate indulgence in texture.
If you’re craving for something else, then we recommend the duck spring rolls with plum sauce. Follow it up with our favourite – the lamb belly and onion skewers or mix it up with a skull island king prawn skewer with tamarind sauce.
Whether you’re out in town with friends for cocktails or looking to enjoy a good drink after pulling in a 14-hour shift like a true Salaryman, this joint’s amazingly long food offerings are sensational. The highlight for us was without a doubt their baby back pork rib DIY bao. The pork literally fell off the bones into the even softer boa, then into our hungry mouths.
For desserts, while you can settle with a hot fudge sundae, why not try their honey madeleines with yuzu curd cream for something different? The madeleines are light as air and the yuzu custard is deliciously tart and rich.
All in all, a fantastic meal at a fantastic little eatery! Salaryman is the perfect fusion of casual and fun with impeccable service and impeccable food and drink.
52-54 Albion Street,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest