We started off with some fried items:
- German potato described as potato sticks with bacon fried in garlic butter
- Deep fried chicken wings in garlic sauce
The gyoza were crispy and enjoyable. I can't really remember them though so that probably says a lot.
I remember enjoying the chicken wings. They were golden and smelt good but no hint of garlic sauce. They looked and smelt so appealing the table next to us ordered some!
We then shared a sashimu plate consisting of salmon, tuna, mackarel and some other white fish. All fresh and tasty and good thick slices which I like.
The crumbed pork in the katsu don was very dense and heavy and the omelette casing added to the overally richness of this dish not to mention the mountain of rice beneath. Only get this if you're really hungry!
The udon was lighter and I enjoyed the tempura prawn although I prefer it when the tempura is served on the side so it remains crispy. The broth was a little sweet for my liking but in terms of portion size was much easier to deal with than the katsu don.
Izakaya Hachibeh is a nifty little place for nibbles and there is enough choice that main courses can be optional. If only we knew that beforehand! Service is friendly and the food comes quickly so it's definitely a great option for pre theatre or a quick feed.