Zensaki - 7 May 2012

Cuisine: Japanese
Location: Perth CBD, Barrack St between Murray and Hay St Malls

I have a more recent food review of Zensaki here.

I was catching up for dinner with a friend and he suggested I try the ramen noodles at Zensaki. I have actually walked past this place on my lunch time walks around the city and thought that I must visit but haven’t yet gone there. Passing by, it appears the place only sells sushi as a display cabinet is prominent from the front, only for there to be a restaurant behind. Rather deceptive. Stepping in the place is quite spacious, long and a bit narrow. The place is sharp and modern but blends in the background and provides an inviting setting.

Having a look through the menu, there’s so much to choose from and plenty of variety. There’s pictures too which have you wondering what number dish is this, then what number is that. From entrees like tempura, soft shell crab, or tataki to various other dishes like salads, sushi, donburri, bento and of course, noodles. Certainly had my mouth watering so I went with the chicken karaage and ramen noodles.

After a reasonable wait, I was presented with a small bowl of crunchy, succulent pieces of chicken and a much larger bowl filled with ramen noodles in a broth with spring onions. You have a choice of broths so I opted for the garlic salt. It was subtle without being too garlicey and added a lovely flavour. Ramen noodles are similar to 2 minutes noodles in description but much tastier of course. The soup is quite a simple meal but it goes well on a cold winters day which the day was with the rain coming down in droves. I enjoyed the chicken karaage too which was so delicious but not as delicious as Jun’s Japanese.

Zensaki Food Review Summary

Verdict: A really good meal at jusr $12, the ramen noodles and broth went well on a cold winters day with lovely flavours complemented by the chicken karaage providing the protein component and a different teture with the crunchy deep fried coating. I definitely want to come back to try the other offerings on the menu. Plenty on the menu to suit everyone.
Price: Reasonable
Taste: Delicious
Value: Reasonable
Recommendation: Recommend

Zensaki Restaurant Details

http://www.zensaki.com/
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Zensaki - 7 May 2012, reviewed by Shaun on 2012-05-07T20:22:28+00:00 rating 3.7 out of 5
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