Akachochin, South Wharf

The girlies at my old work place wanted to do a catch up and thanks to Miss Butterfree being quite financially savvy, she suggested Akachochin since Dimmi had a promotion of 50% off food. We made a booking and turned up on the night. However, once we were inside, no one was at the front to attend to us and we stood there for a good 10 minutes until a staff finally spotted us and showed us to our table. 

We couldn’t decide what to get so we decided to almost get EVERYTHING. We got both the sashimi and the nigiri platters and everything was quite fresh and delish!

Sashimi Moriawase (12 pieces) – $35
Platter of assorted sashimi

Nigiri Sushi Moriawase (10 pieces) – $34
Platter of assorted nigiri sushi

The aburi sushi set was quite ordinary and for the price, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Aburi Sushi Set (4 pieces) – $19
Flash grilled nigiri sushi with condiments

The chicken karaage needed a bit more oomph and found that it was a touch dry which was a shame.

Chicken Karaage – $14
Japanese style deep fried chicken with Japanese mayonnaise

The salmon tartare was lovely but we weren’t able to taste the truffle oil but noticed that there was a generous amount of salmon roe which is always a plus.

Salmon Tartare – $12
Salmon tartare with truffle oil, micro herbs, ikura salmon roe

The spicy softshell crab maki was delish and we absolutely loved that.

Spicy Softshell Crab Maki – $21
Deep fried softshell crab sushi roll with spring onion, avocado, cucumber, masago and spicy mayonnaise

The wagyu tataki was tender and bursting with flavour. Definitely a must if you come here.

MB6 Wagyu Tataki – $24
Seared Kobe Wagyu beef sashimi with garlic chive oil, sweet den miso and deep-fried shallots

I’m a huge fan of grilled eggplant so I was super excited when I saw the nasu dengaku. It was oily and needed more miso flavour which was disappointing.

Nasu Dengaku – $14
Eggplant grilled with den miso

The pork belly was tender, it fell apart but it was a touch salty. The glaze on top would have been great if it was more crackling.

We also tried the sweet potato creme brulee and the texture was awesome but the flavour, it was different but not my thing.

Sweet potato creme brulee

We absolutely LOVED the hojicha panna cotta. You can definitely taste the hojicha and boy was it smooth and silky. The complaint? It was teeny tiny, was this dessert for ants?? A bit more generous with the servings will be great.

Hojicha Panna Cotta with Green Tea Ice Cream

There is a nice atmosphere at akachochin (if you do get served) but the food was either ordinary or disappointing and for the price, I definitely wouldn’t be visiting any time soon.

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33 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
Tel: (03) 9245 9900
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