|Deep Fried Octopus|
|Prawn Tempura Roll|
The disappointment of the evening for me was my main course, which was udon noodles with king prawns. The prawns were sparse and didn't seem big enough to be king prawns. The udon noodles were dry, and the whole dish looked like it was sprinkled with food colouring but I think this was actually due to the sauce containing a lot of chilli. The chicken and beef teriyaki seemed to be a better choice.
The meal was finished off with some green tea ice cream, which I thought would be light and airy but it sadly lacked any pizazz and was slightly dull.
The restaurant is small and cosy, with lovely little Japanese art and dramatic wall paper on one wall. The staff are welcoming and eager to please. Service was a bit slow at times, with everyone's main course coming at different times. Cooking Japanese food involves many intricate processes, so I can forgive these teething problems as I'm sure the staff at Osaka will perfect this with experience.
Overall I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to visiting again, just so I can try some other dishes like scallop steak, sashimi or a bento box.
Halal status: Meat not halal/alcohol served
Update: I couldn't resist another visit, so two weeks later I went back. This time I ordered a beautiful salmon teriyaki which was fragant, tangy and cooked perfectly. Also ordered some crunchy crab claws which I think I can confidently state, is the yummiest thing on the menu.
|King Prawn Udon |