Sake was pretty empty and we were given a choice of sushi bar or table and opted for the comfort of a table.
A quick peruse of the menu and cocktails were chosen:
Pink Blossom - served short
Choya umeshu, fresh strawberries and cranberry juice shaken with passionfruit and lime
Miss Wednesday- served over ice
Japanese shochu, rose and lychees shaken with vanilla and fresh lime. Our twist on a lychee Caiprioska
They were delicious - fresh, fruity, fun and exactly what we were looking for. Service was pretty prompt and quick although they brought us still mineral water when we just wanted Victoria's finest vintage. Our waiter was knowledgeable and proficient and really aside from the water and an attempted delivery of a dish we hadn't order, it was a pretty slick set up.
- Prawn shumai | ponzu sauce
- Wing | vintage soy | mandarin
We ordered two yakitori, the wings and the fillet (unpictured). Both were delicious. The wings had a sticky sweetness whereas the fillet was smoky with a hint of citrus.
- Rice cracker crusted tuna | pink grapefruit | vintage soy
- Kingfish jalapeño | yuzu soy | jalapeño | coriander
- Spider maki | soft shell crab | sudachi | shiso
- Crispy duck | green tomato | hassaku | nasturtium
The sashimi is all spankingly fresh. I don't taste the pink grapefruit in the tuna so it makes it fairly standard tuna sashimi. Tasty but not necessarily creative and the pink grapefruit could have made it more than ordinary.
The duck was a bit difficult to eat as it was two big pieces so easy to share but with just chopsticks we couldn't cut it and I tried to bite it but it was just a bit too tough to do that.
It was all executed well and everything tasted good so it hit the expectations but it wasn't mind blowing but I'd happily eat it all again.
- Chocolate aero | crystalized violets | Madagascan vanilla
We share dessert and it was a very good dessert, Chocolate, honeycomb ice cream - really it's a true crowdpleaser and a delicious way to end things.
Our bill came to $275 and it did include all the food plus 4 cocktails. It's a pricey evening and I've always thought Sake to be expensive but enjoyable and little sister Sake is definitely from the same genepool. It's a slick operation but it's also pretty slick on the wallet.