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.

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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.

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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.

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Goyza – Crisp on the outside,  moist and hot on the inside.

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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.

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Sushi and Sashimi plate – Salmon, Tuna and Kingfish sushi and sashimi. Its hard to see but there were some Kingfish  sashimi on that plate.

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Seaweed Salad – When we go out for sushi, seaweed salad is always ordered and always finished.

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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


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6 Responses to “Asakusa”

  1. April 24, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    haha i tend to nibble off the legs first and then eat the sushi :P

    • April 24, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      That is a WAY more civilised approach. :-)

  2. April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I shove the entire soft shell crab leg into my mouth in one go haha

  3. April 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I always order seaweed salad too, so refreshing and the sesame oil aroma is so good.

  4. May 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    i like to devour mine in one bite too :) even though it’s not quite lady-like but it’s the only way to get all the flavours in one hit!

    • May 3, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      I like do it in one bite, that way i can taste every element of the roll. Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

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