Prior to going but after we'd bought the voucher, I looked at some reviews and it was a mixed bag so expectations weren't particularly high. We booked for a Sunday evening because there wasn't a table available on the Saturday night. I assume they limit the number of voucher customers each night and Saturday will always be the most popular. The restaurant is located inside a hotel and it was relatively easy to find. The decor was pretty basic - think mid range hotel function room but it was clean and we were greeted by a smiling waiter and waitress.
It's a quiet and calm kind of place. There were about two other tables there when we arrived and more people arrived as we were eating so it wasn't completely dead. We decided to order some starters and then re-order after we finished with those. We started with some beef tataki which is essentially raw beef and it was dressed in soy with some Japanese mayonnaise and spring onions. Not very beefy but acceptable. It was a reasonable start to the meal. The gyoza came next and they were pretty good. Nice pork filling and a delicate skin on the outside.
We ordered some mixed sashimi. There was tuna, salmon, kingfish, little bit of squid, octopus and some pink fish that wasn't tuna. Steve declined the octopus so I had it. And actually out of it all the octopus was probably the freshest; not chewy, slightly gelatinous and pretty tasty. The rest of the sashimi was nice enough but nothing to blow the mind. Chicken yakitori (on the skewers) was a bit meh. I could do better with some marinade and chicken pieces. I didn't take a picture of the tempura but we had some of that. The vegetables were good with a nice crispy batter but the prawns weren't fresh and were mushy in texture. Here we took a break and ordered our mains.
There was big party in so the waitress was very apologetic and said the break could take some time but this was fine with us.
Steve chose a breadcrumbed pork and egg on rice dish and I opted for a beef dish which came on a big heated plate. We also had chawan mushi which is a savoury baked egg custard and some miso soup. The chawan mushi was good and reminded me of the eggy rice dish my Uncle Louis makes. Pork and rice was tasty. The pork was probably slightly too soggy and the breadcrumb coating not crisp enough. The beef was quite salty and stringy.
We declined dessert as far too full and the bill came to about $20 over our voucher. So in total we paid $70 for the meal which is really good value for what we had. In terms of quality it was bit hit and miss. I'd have resented paying full price for it all but was really happy with what we did pay so I guess everyone's happy! Incidentally the waitress there is lovely. She's genuinely very sweet with a lovely smile and a willingness to help.