Nami Japanese Seafood

Driving along Adelaide, I noticed Nami Japanese Seafood. Judging from the exterior, I thought Nami was something mysterious because the outside is solid black with just “NAMI” written. You definitely couldn’t tell it is a restaurant – and at one point I thought it was a nightclub because the entrance looks so much like the entrance to Embassy Night club (lol)

 

Anyways, after doing some research about Nami, I came back a few days later =D

The traditional cuisine is really warm and cozy. Booths were lined up along one side of the restaurant, the back had long tables for larger groups and on the right was an open sushi bar and a open grille/ teppanyaki section. We were seated in one of the individual booths and I was happy because they had good lighting for me to take better pictures =D

The first dish that started off the meal was:

寿司ピザ Sushi Pizza ($12.50)

  • this sushi pizza was definitely LARGE compared to ones that I’ve had at other sushi places
  • marinated salmon sashimi topped with onions and flying fish roe, garnished with spicy sauce, and served on a deep fried sushi rice cake
  • i know it’s just a sushi pizza, but I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw this (lol)
  • the pizza looks great but tasted amazing!!!
  • usually salmon sashimi only covers 2/3 of the pizza but i was surprised to see it cover the whole pizza with so much flying fish roe filling up the center

 たたき Nami Tuna Tataki ($18.50)

  • seared tuna thinly sliced  and served with citrus ponzu sauce
  • the sashimi was absolutely fresh and tasty
  • the tuna was cut to the perfect thickness
  • 6 tuna pieces on plating

寿司の春巻 Sushi Spring Roll

  • i absolutely love rolls but sadly the sushi spring roll didn’t WOW me like the other dishes
  • actually – it didn’t leave me an impression at all

鮭かま Sake Harami ($8.75)

  • salmon belly  with a light teriyaki sauce (you get a choice of teriyaki or salt)
  • grilled perfectly just the way I like it
  • they had slices of lime on the side in case you wanted to add more flavour to this delicious salmon

牛網焼きBeef Amiyaki ($13.25)

  • US Black Angus cut into cubes and cooked at the table on a small Hibachi. served with sesame sauce
  • I absolutely love this dish because of the presentation and love how you can cook the Angus to your liking
  • I found the Angus was a lot juicier than the one I tried at Inayaka (I will post about my dining experience there later)

焼き鳥 Yakitori ($7.45)

  • Dark meat chicken pieces and green onions skewered and grilled in salt taste or teriyaki taste
  • I don`t even know where to begin about the yakitori – I am usually hesitant to order chicken or any kind of skewer because I`m always scared that it will turn out extremely dry etc.
  • The yakitori was absolutely mind-blowing, flavourful and well-seasoned
  • I honestly couldn`t stop eating yakitori – I usually just take a small piece of the skewer but this time I almost finished all of it without noticing (lol)

スパイシーまぐろ巻き Spicy Tuna Roll 6 pieces ($8.50)

  • Tuna and cucumber with spicy sauce
  • I love my rolls and spicy tuna is one of my favourite – that being said – I was disappointed with this roll
  • the presentation was sloppy
  • in terms of taste –  i thought it was just mediocre, nothing special or memorable

ざる うどん/そば Zaru Soba ($9.50)

  • Cold noodle broth served with soy based bonito dipping sauce
  • this was my second time trying zaru soba and I’m still indifferent about this dish
  • You basically pour the egg into the soba and mix it and then EAT
  • I don’t find it special or anything (yet) – probably because I don’t like eating cold noodles

I walked out of Nami Japanese Seafood super full and satisfied (minus the rolls). This place might be slightly expensive but I think its money well spent. This restaurant definitely does not disappoint!

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