126 Koornang Road Carnegie, Victoria 3163

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Opening hours Tues-Thurs noon-9pm,Fri-Sat noon-9.30pm
Features Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Mastercard, Visa
Phone 03 9563 0063

On a street of Asian eateries, head here for a lesson in Japanese food 101. Examine the iPad ordering system, then cram in artfully presented inside-out prawn and cucumber hand rolls topped with avocado, raw salmon and bursts of wasabi-flavoured roe. Indulge in top-class sashimi at student prices, or wash down deep-fried mouthfuls of chicken and crisp, thickly crumbed oysters with sake. Not everything gets top marks - beef katsu may sometimes seem tough - but service is a study in friendliness. Prerequisite: squeezing into a packed front room or inching along a bench-lined hallway into a neat back area before tucking in. Bookings advised.