When I think of food in Newtown, Japanese food is not the first thing that springs to mind. Asakusa is on King Street just before you get the the Marly hotel. On the inside it had simple Japanese themed décor, the service was prompt and the food was great.
Spider Maki - Soft shelled crab, deep-fried then rolled with avocado and cucumber. I never know how to eat the roll with the legs in it. I usually just go for one big bite. These ones, all were devoured in one bite.
Spice Tuna Rolls - These would have to be my favourite sushi of all. The Japanese mayo give these rolls some sweetness which is really well balanced by the sourness of the vinegar used in the sushi rice.
Goyza – Crisp on the outside, moist and hot on the inside.
Mixed Tempura – I know how to get kids to eat their veggies. Just give them veggie tempura! I mean, it’s healthy right? These guys(carrots, beans, prawns and sweet potato) had a crisp light batter coating with the underlying food still retaining most of their texture.
Sushi and Sashimi plate – Salmon, Tuna and Kingfish sushi and sashimi. Its hard to see but there were some Kingfish sashimi on that plate.
Seaweed Salad – When we go out for sushi, seaweed salad is always ordered and always finished.
Edamame – No japanese meal would be complete without some edamame.
Asakusa was great for a quick bite to eat with friends. Nothing fancy, just good food for a reasonable price. With four people our bill came to around $60 with corkage.
Asakusa 119 King Street, Newtown