Apparently Sunday is a day of rest for most Japanese restaurants but not Kagawa Japanese Cuisine. An interstate friend had a craving for Japanese food but since my first two options weren’t opened, I remember I have had enjoyable meals before at Kagawa out in Dickson, so off we went!
I thought we’d start off with some nibbles for the table because I was contemplating a long wait for my sushi.
Green soybeans fresh green soya beans ($4.00) salty and addictive, pop the beans in your mouth and toss the outer casing away, potato moti potato and cheese patty (5.90) potato and cheese- it sounded like a winning combination but I didn’t find it salty enough and a bit lacking of taste, pork gyoza Japanese pan-fried dumplings 5pcs ($5.90) delicious and hot.
Sushi Nigiri (each) yellowtail ($2.00), salmon ($2.00), tuna ($2.50), eel ($2.00), Avocado roll (med- $7.00)-Delicious sushi but my favourite one would have to be the eel, you have to try it! I’ve been here several times and every time (both lunch and dinner) the sushi comes so late you wonder if they have forgotten it but tonight the sushi came promptly and it caught me by surprise. Our table filled up quickly and there wasn’t enough space without doing a bit of tetris work.
Steak teppanyaki sizzling steak with vegetables and rice ($22.00)- Very hot and filling, nothing scream ‘Japanese’ about it though.
Kagawa ramen pork, fish cake, egg and vegetables ($8.50)- this doesn’t do the name ‘ramen’ any justice. The pork was not the traditional roast pork and was cut too thick, the broth wasn’t anything special and the bamboo and vegetables were a bit chewy. All in all, not worth getting, just buy a plane ticket to Japan and get the real thing.
I do like their lunch ‘sets’ and I think they are good value. If it’s not enough you could get a few extra sushi rolls (and pray it doesn’t take long to come).
Venue: Kagawa Japanese Cuisine
Address: 55 Woolley St, Dickson, ACT, 2602
Phone: (02) 62572225