The menu has a few new items but the layout is the same with the seasonal stuff on one page right at the front.
The abalone in soy was tender and sweet (by itself and in the soy it was sitting in. Great start and accompaniment to Sake. Made up for the tomatoes which were probably prematurely harvested and too unripe and tart for my liking.
The Hamachi sushi at Wahiro is almost always a firm order. In my many years of patronising the place, I've not had a bad experience with this piece of fish. They don't get the best cuts but they get a decent one and I think it's easier to cut up than others.
The friendly sushi chef (not always Wahiro san who tends to man the Goldhill outlet) does unfortunately botch some of the others (on this trip the Spanish Mackeral sushi was a botched job - I almost gagged because the skin would not break no matter how much chewing I did while trying to look respectable and the rice ball did not help in letting any air in). Perhaps I was blue for about 5 seconds although no one noticed.
To finish, I had the new dish of Inaniwa Udon in a light and warm broth served with a perfect yolk which you mix into the noodles with spring onion and minced ginger. A nice warm finish although it is a bit much for one by the time you get to this part of the meal. Best shared.
New venue, old familiar favourites. Don't expect perfect execution but this is a nice homey place where everyone is friendly (though not always professional but the low turnover suggests good employment?) and you get good value authentic Japanese fare for decent prices.
50 East Coast Road #01-01,
Roxy Square Shopping Centre
Tel: 6342 2252