My knife sliced cleanly through the meat, sizzling on the slab of stone. I popped a cube of the teppanyaki wagyu steak in my mouth, closed my eyes, and my tastebuds sang to the heavens.
After what could only be described as a seriously rough week, my kiwi had booked us into Tsunami to give me something to look forward to. Food, afterall, has always been a good motivator to get me through a day.
We began with a full bowl of edamame, lightly dusted in sea salt and what we guessed to be chilli.
We ordered two serves of warmed house sake throughout the night. But it seems I nicked most of it, and being the lightweight that I am… well, let's just say, it may look like water, but don't underestimate its strength!
A bowl each of miso soup followed suit. I’m slowly being lured out of my soup hating ways by miso soup. I’m sure it’s like coaxing a 5 year old to eat green beans, but we’re slowly getting there. Excellent bowls like these fortunately make it easier.
After the edamame and miso soup, came the entrée sized sashimi for two. This is where my brow tends to furrow in concentration at my chopstick fingerwork, and trying not to drop it in my lap. This is one dish that my kiwi and I always look forward to, and this did not disappoint with its delectably fresh array of fish. Regardless of our full stomachs in the end, our only wish was that we could’ve eaten more.
Finally, the moment of moments when the stonegrill was presented with seven cubes of teppanyaki wagyu beef searing on 400oC of stone. On one side white fluffy rice; on the other, a small salad of sorts with dressing.
It may be located in Mosman Park, but there’s nothing pretentious about the place. It’s laidback yet beautifully arranged, with attentive staff. What’s more, as I slid out the door at the end, I could see one of the staff members looking at their restaurant on urbanspoon. Yes, they pay attention to what you say, and by the amazing quality of service and food, believe me, they care.