Nizuni is located in Charlotte Street and surrounded by top notch restaurants,
but this friendly Japanese joint happily holds it’s own.
On arrival the full length glass windows were thrown open to take in the buzz of the street, creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Sake cocktails (like vodka but tastier, I was told by our waitress) were a great way to start the evening. Try the Nizuni Sling – a sake take on Singapore’s version or the refreshing basil fresca.
The menu offers sushi & sashimi as well as more substantial plates of fish and meat. This gives you the option of a quick bite or a more luxurious experience. Obviously we dragged things out!
Starters were really strong and not to be bypassed. Coated scallops with a spinach & peanut sauce were melt in the mouth little nuggets that I didn’t want to end. Rare strips of beef tataki in a gherkin & citrus dressing were confidently punchy!
6 pieces of jewel like Yellow tail, spring onion & spicy mayo Uramaki came beautifully presented in a pretty little pot. We wished we had room for more.
From the larger plates the black cod was finished with a delicious soy crusted skin that melted under your chopsticks. Griddled asparagus were huge chunky pieces with a sprinkling of sea salt. Brown rice was the perfect sticky accompaniment, as was the huge portion of chicken and vegetable noodles.
Don’t leave without ordering the green tea, red bean & black sesame ice-cream platter.
A well rounded Japanese restaurant that manages to be cosy & inviting while still offering top notch cuisine served by friendly knowledgeable staff.