Oishii Sushi Bar

Oishii is our go-to place for modern style sushi in the Southside. I have been going there for many, many years and it has always been busy and packed. The only thing that has changed over the years is the price, reduced portions and a slight decline in quality. Blame it on inflation – but … Continue reading


Continuing on our quest to try new Japanese Restaurants in town, we ventured to Wagaya in the Valley. We had heard raving reviews about Wagaya, mainly centred on the new electronic ordering system. Being technology nerds, we decided to check it out for ourselves. The touch screen ordering system is very impressive. Choose a dish, … Continue reading

Hakataya Noodle Shop – Market Square

The new kid on the block at Market Square is Hakataya Noodle Shop. For those who are familiar with the area, there is already a Hakataya Noodle shop across the road at Sunnybank Plaza. This place is crazy busy. Just look out for long queue or a big “sorry we sold out” sign, and you’ll … Continue reading

Menya Mappen Noodle Bar

Earlier this year, Mexican taquerias hit the city with eateries like Guzman Y Gomez and the Burrito Bar. Now, the latest craze is on Japanese noodle shops. There are 2 noodle shops located just outside Sunnybank Plaza: Hakataya Noodle Shop and Menya Mappen Noodle Bar. They are almost impossible to miss if you are in … Continue reading


Shabuhouse is a relatively new Japanese restaurant at Mary Street, Brisbane. While the main focus is shabu shabu (Japanese style hotpot), they do offer other Japanese dishes such as sushi and sashimi. The restaurant itself is new and shiny with individual electric hotplates for each diner. Whilst the rest of the menu looked tasty we … Continue reading