Japanese BBQ Yakiniku GYUZOU | Sydney CBD

Obligatory top down shot of everything we had. So much food, we really didn't think we would finish it all at first. But we got to the end and wanted more!

It's situated in a nice little isolated location. The restaurant has taken over the premises of where Riviera used to be. Hopefully this will stick around longer than they did!

As we arrived, this meat display was the second thing we saw (apart from the lovely feature wall above). 

Touch screen ordering system. We were still ordering and our initial selection were arriving at our table in a matter of minutes! Talk about quick and efficient service!!

Complimentary dipping sauces from left to right: 
Yakiniku sauce, salt sauce and chilli sauce. 

SAKE lemon lime and bitter cocktail. We didn't really taste the SAKE nor did it give the effect of alcohol. However it was still really nice. You know how we love our Lemon Lime Bitters! :)

Sweet Lychee cocktail - Caution. Really REALLY sweet.

Chuck Tail Flap and Short Rib

Short Rib
Christie found this slightly chewy but I on the other hand Matt thought it was the better of the two meats. We had a choice to have the meat marinated in either Soy Sauce or Salt. We opted for salt both times as we had a side dish of Soy sauce if needed.

Chuck Tail Flap
The description on the menu said melt in your mouth. It definitely lived up to the expectation. The meat was very tender and you could barely notice any fat throughout the meat. Once you bit into the meat, it tore apart immediately, meaning you weren't having to play tug of war with your food.

Assorted Vegetables
We had the cabbage with our meat, placed the mushroom, corn and onions on the bbq plate. Matt kept dipping the carrot in the cheese fondue. A great side for the meat.

Cheese Fondue 
Oh this was to die for.... initially we were spooning the sauce and "drinking it". Later when it cooled down, it was cluggy. THEN, i remember seeing a blog post where the cheese fondue was placed on the hot plate. AND THE MAGIC HAPPENED. 

Seared WAGYU sushi
A great little snack that was full of flavour whilst waiting for our meat to cook. 

BBQ-ing away. I would go back for the BBQ alone!

Means 'grill as you like' in Japanese. Did you know that? We didn't either! 
I loved the bubbly texture and flavoursome filling. This makes me even more excited for our Japan trip later this year! *SQUEALS*

BBQ-ing our vegetables and meat. Great thing about this place was it's ventilation. We were using the BBQ for all sorts of things yet not once did we need the plate to be changed as a result of too much smoke. It may be different with marinated meat, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

I thought the corn looked pretty so I made my own dish! 

Perfectly grilled mushroom (oh  yeah, go me. Wife material right there)

Green Tea Parfait
When this arrived at the table, we had forgotten exactly what it was we ordered. So when we saw the ice-cream we had assumed it was just Green Tea ice-cream. Then when we dug deeper, we found the layers of cake, cornflakes and fruit! It was really nice and fun trying to determine what you might find next!

Once again, thank you to SD marketing for the lovely night. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a good barbeque. Their selection of meat is pretty large and it extends to seafood and chicken also. The only thing I would want to see when we go back is for more Chicken options for grilling. Otherwise the staff were very attentive, friendly and tried very hard to make small conversation with all guests. The tables are also big enough to have numerous plates surrounding the grill, so you are not constantly having to move it off the table. 
Yum! :)

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