So I had to travel Friday night to get to the restaurant from Canberra and I didn’t want to be late for Sugar Hit so to avoid missing out we decided to have dinner there too! I wanted to try Azuma because the Sugar Hit sounded really interesting (and it was really close to the hotel).
Assorted sashimi– so delicious and fresh, I was so hungry it didn’t last very long.
Azuma’s Carpaccio served with soy vinaigrette (Tuna)- this was so delicious I would have been happy with two plates of this all to myself!
Soft shell crab sushi
Assorted skewers– the wagyu skewers were particularly mouth watering!
Spicy sushi– Hot hot hot!
Azuma Ramen- home-made egg noodles in mildly spiced pork and sesame miso soup.
Soft-shell crab Tempura
Spicy gyoza- not as hot as the spicy sushi.
Sugar hits $20 after 9pm- includes the restaurant specialty dessert with brown brothers dessert wine
Kushiyaki bar and grill– East meets West
We got to choose between the 2010 Orange muscat & flora or green tea
Anmitsu– Assorted seasonal fruits, Tapioka Pearls, Shiratama rice dumplings covered in Kinako Powder served with Japanese Brown sugar syrup. The dumplings were empty and just seemed very glutenous.
Home-Made White Sesame ice-cream- this was very smooth and creamy.
Japanese Green Tea Tiramisu– Shochu soaked sponge fingers layered with mascarpone, fresh cream and Matcha powder. So delicious- I think it was my favourite thing during the sugar hit.
Handcrafted chocolate– Dark and milk chocolate praline with caramel ganache, enrobed in dark chocolate with an explosion finish. I didn’t get an ‘explosive finish’ until my last bite where it seemed like my mouth had ‘pop rocks’ in it.
Sake sponge bites– Bite sized morsels of butter cake soaked in fine Japanese sake. It tasted a bit like stale sponge cake but after drinking some of the sake it tasted better.
The Sugar hit was an interesting mix of ‘East meets West’, although not as exciting or tasty as I thought it would have been (the Anmitsu was a let down). The Japanese green tea tiramisu was definitely by far the most unique and delicious choice. I’m glad that we also had dinner there though, I would go back again to have more skewers, ramen and carpaccio!
Venue: Azuma Kushiyaki Japanese Restaurant
Address: Ground Floor Regent Place Shopping, 501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9267 7775
Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday from 6pm