A Bondi sushi bar that opened a few months ago has taken the place of a Chinese restaurant, and is offering an authentic take on sushi, with Japanese ingredients and ingredients sourced from local farmers.
Photo: James AlcockThe Japanese restaurant at Bondis sushi bar is named Natsu-sama, and it has been operating since October.
It is located on a small strip of ground floor that includes a kitchen and a bar area.
The menu features sushi and ramen, and a number of different dishes are available.
It also offers sushi rice bowls, a ramen bowl, a pork chop bowl, and an egg roll.
Photo of the Natsu Samusan sushi bar: JamesAlcockMr Tait, who owns the restaurant, said the name of the restaurant was inspired by the sushi restaurant Natsu, which is a place in Tokyo that is popular for its ramen and other sushi dishes.
Mr Tait said the owner had not thought about Japanese food in a Japanese context, but he wanted to be a sushi bar with an authentic Japanese taste.
“It is really nice to be able to put Japanese food into the restaurant because it is so much better than other Japanese restaurants, and we want to make it as authentic as possible,” he said.
Mr Taimo said he wanted the menu to be “totally Japanese”.
“We are trying to keep as authentic a Japanese flavour as possible, with no compromise, no sugar, no filler, no imitation,” he told The Irish Sun.
“The ramen is our main focus, but there are many other Japanese dishes too.”
Japanese is one of the most popular languages, and sushi is one the most widely eaten sushi dishes, so we want the Japanese flavours to be prominent.
“We will try to get a balance between the authentic Japanese flavour and the freshness of the ingredients.”
Mr Taulo said the restaurant had been in business for about six months and was doing well.
“Our main focus is to get our ramen out to the public and get the customers as much as possible to try it out,” he explained.
“I think the majority of people come to Bondi for the ramen.”
There are also many people who come here for the sushi and for the sake.
“So we are hoping to get more people to try the sushi as well.”
Mr Natsu’s ramen has a traditional Japanese flavour, but with a lot of the dishes being made from scratch.
The ramens served at the sushi bar feature a variety of dishes that include pork chop, pork belly, and squid.
Mr Natsu said that the menu would include a wide range of Japanese ingredients, but that they were aiming for a “pure Japanese flavour”.
Mr Tair said the sushi ramen was made with a blend of rice and vegetables.
“In the ramens, we use Japanese rice and a lot more vegetable.”
They’re made from soybean oil and they’re made in our kitchen in the same way as other Japanese ramen,” he added.”
A lot of people might be used to the soybean flavour, or the Japanese taste, but we’re trying to do it differently.
“People can try a variety and see what they like.”
Mr Mito, the owner of the Japanese restaurant, is also looking forward to expanding his business.
“At the moment, we have three locations in the city,” he revealed.
“One is in a warehouse, one is in an office, and one is the restaurant at the corner of Park and Chisholm Streets.”
All three are busy at the moment.
“When we open more of our restaurants, we’re looking to do more, so I hope to be open for the whole year.”