Reviews & Quotes
Although only opened for a short time, Kushiyaki Azuma has already received much praise from restaurant reviewers, Sydney foodies and local restaurateurs.
It is quickly gaining a reputation as unique and traditional Japanese cuisine with an original and very interesting menu using only the finest and freshest of ingredients.
Ultimately our aim is for customer satisfaction, providing them with excellence in food and service; a complete and fulfilling dining experience.
The volume of repeat customers and the gratitude and smiles from our customers daily tells us we are achieving this. Our customer’s satisfaction is our greatest review!
"… this dark timber-walled, elegant downtown offshoot of Azuma sticks to familiar dishes, except for a few sake-friendly curios such as buttery ankimo (monkfish liver) and salty-sweet shiokara (fermented squid). Ask Mrs Azuma to guide you through the clever wine list while you graze on seared tuna salad with grated daikon in refreshing ponzu vinaigrette…”
"One of Sydney’s finest Japanese chefs, Kimitaka Azuma, has opened this excellent offshoot of his eponymous Chifley Tower Japanese, to specialise in grilled skewers (Kushiyaki) and sake-friendly snacks (otsumami). The three-page menu leaves you spoilt for choice, and bristles with authentic flavours...”
"…discover the thrill in the authentic, lively flavours borne on beautiful pottery plates that give the food elegant Japanese aesthetic."
The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, April 2009
"The otsumami is artisan, the beverage list good and the lovers of Japanese classics will find comfort in one of the freshest, crispest prawn hand rolls in town"
The Sun-Herald, April 2009
"[Kushiyaki] Azuma proves that there’s still so much more to the food of Japan than is dreamt of in our philosophy, and does so with an argument that persueades through its substance as well as its elegance."
Australian Gourmet Traveller, February 2009