This double post is born out of the fact that i have been too lazy to post in a long time, also in the future i am going to take a camera with me to enhance this page from just text.
9 Gladstone Road Highgate Hill
Sakura could be described as in Highgate hill, but by foot the best way is from South Bank Station (Vulture St) and on the corner of vulture st and highgate hill.
Sakura is easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in Brisbane, and i would say in my opinion has some of the best sashimi the capital has to offer, apparently being run by an ex-sumo makes your sashimi the best around. The staff are attentive and efficient, and the Ala carte food good, however in both times i have been there i have failed to get the hot pot (i suspect being the best part of the restaurant) however whilst the individual dishes are not the greatest to be found in Brisbane, starting off with a plate of sashimi will leave memories of fantastic food that will last beyond the above average mains. Additionally Sakura is fully licenced with a wide selection of Japanese beers (Yebisu!!) Sake, and also Shochu (Shochu Calpis highball!!). Also Sakura has the option of buying a bottle of Sake and if failing to finish it on this visit allows for the holding of the sake until your next visit (up to six months i think). Prices range from $15-$50 for food
3.5 out 5
91 Elizabeth St Brisbane City
Obaltan is a Korean style BBQ place in the row of Korean restaurants around where skinnys music used to be. From outside or inside the restaurant it appears to be well designed, with a nice aesthetic and at lunch or dinner a fair number of diners. Forgetting the main dishes on the menu other than charcoal BBQ (why go to a BBQ place for anything else), the food is quite good, with tasty and substantial cuts of meat ready for you to cut with scissors onto the grill. Oh i forgot to mention the grill sits over a tub of burning coals providing the meat with charcoal flavour, this is opposed to other BBQ places where gas is used to heat the grill. The table bells (a regular feature of Korean restaurants) assure prompt service, and the presence of Hite beer on tap provides many a pint to have over lunch, particularly recommended over lunch is cucumber soju, as its cool refreshing taste combines well with the bitterness in Hite, all of which combines well with the charcoal flavour of the meat and spiciness of the kimchi. My only real problem with this place is the price, which will undoubtedly end up over $50 each, however for a great dining experience i recommend it with a 3/5.
I've also eaten at Hunan Chinese restaurant recently, and while it was alright, and the service was excellent (admittedly we did eat at 3:30 on a Sunday) i wouldn't recommend it due to the presence of better restaurants in the area, and the food was just alright.
I need fellow diners to try out some restaurants I've been meaning to see for a while.