On the long stretch of Burwood Highway sits a Teppanyaki restaurant that doesn’t catch your attention unless you’re actively looking for it. There’s plenty of parking in front and behind the restaurant, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about. Walking in you’re greeted with friendly staff, laughter and loud noise. If you walked in wanting a quiet night, you’re in for a big surprise.
To start off the night we got a bottle of Yuzu sparkling wine (?) and holy moly effing gosh, it was DELISH! It was so refreshing, it wasn’t too strong and it went down so well and best of all, it was quite yuzu-y.
When you have teppanyaki, there’s quite a bit of setup in front of you. A plate for the chef to place the cooked food and a few dipping sauces for variety. Generally, you get a small salad starter to start off your night.
It was truffle season so that means that truffle will be appearing in some of the dishes (YASSS!). The steamed egg with truffle on top and scallops inside as a surprise, this was totes AMAZEBALLS! The soup was next and it was light, soulful and very you guessed it, mushroomy and truffle-y.
The sushi and sashimi plate came out (Yep that’s for ONE person!) and everything was so fresh. There were tuna, salmon and kingfish and a small salmon sushi roll.
Now to the teppanyaki stage! The ingredients came out and holy smokes they looked absolutely delish and fresh. There was a range of seafood, wagyu, assorted veggies, pie mushroom (these were EFFING AWESOME SAUCE) and even foie gras. Oh you can’t forget the truffles either!
The majority of the ingredients were cooked in a garlicy butter and sometimes cheese was also sprinkled on top. Yays – prawns, cauliflower, wagyu and scallops wrapped in bacon. Nays – foie gras, veggies and fish. We found that the majority of the dishes started to taste the same and it was quite oily.
The wagyu was cooked awesomely but again they coated in a garlicy butter but topped with truffles. The pie mushrooms were amazeballs, wild-grown and had such a meaty flavour.
The final savoury dish for the night was fried rice and of course there was a show. You definitely have to catch your rice and it’s a great show for all ages! The fried rice was so delish and flavoursome and again topped with truffles to make it a touch fancy.
The night ended with dessert, yuzu sorbet with various freeze-dried fruits. Unfortunately, the sorbet tasted quite artificial and the freeze-dried fruits weren’t great either which was a shame.
The chef made us laugh so much and did awesome tricks while he cooked. The ingredients used were super fresh that’s always a plus in my books. Unfortunately, a lot of the dishes had the same flavour due to the butter and we found some dishes were quite oily. Overall, it was a great experience and definitely check it out if you’ve never popped your teppanyaki cherry.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by Burwood Teppanyaki House and all opinions expressed are my own.