FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized TWENTY-DOUBLE-EIGHT JAPANESE RESTAURANT 9 November 2006


Twenty-Double-Eight
543A Military Rd
Mosman NSW 2088
$$$–

Strangely named, I was keen on trying out Twenty-Double-Eight (it’s actually named after the postcode the restaurant is located in) when I saw that it had a really high rating on Eatability. It’s also under 5 mins walk from my physiotherapy, so popped in there afterwards to check it out and Chris met me there as well for dinner. Was initially a little put-off when I saw wine glasses on the table. Nothing against wine of course, but when I see an Asian food place with wine glasses, I just think “Catering for the Western crowd. Not authentic.” However, all the waitresses and the chef was Japanese so we persevered. They also outright state their “fusion”, which I thought was great.. at least they’re not trying to fool anyone.

Settled on their $19.90 3-course set menu and also got some sushi to share. Filled us up satisfyingly and the service was impeccable. We had a really pretty petite Japanese waitress (but sounded completely Australian) and service was prompt and friendly. It’s definitely good food, but I personally wouldn’t drive there for it unless I was already in the area, because you can get good Japanese food all over Sydney.


Twenty-Double-Eight’s menu

They carved words into the tables. Cool!

Hot Japanese tea and Miso soup

Prawn & Asparagus Spring Rolls, Crab Ball with Almonds, Fried Chicken

Honeyed Salmon on Greens, served with Rice

Spicy Scallop Sashimi and Avocado Sushi Roll

Home-made Green Tea Ice Cream

28 Comments

  • miss_foxy posted on November 9, 2006 at 10:43 am

    YUM YUM YUM!!!!!

    Why is it that at Japanese restaurants you always get only ONE damn scoop of green tea ice cream?! So stingy!!

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Hehe well technically a good thing that servings are small, forces me to eat less 😛

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  • ohprettywords posted on November 9, 2006 at 10:46 am

    oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:47 am

      Heh, I’m a big fan of Jap food!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:12 am

    Lordy, those Prawn & Asparagus Spring Rolls, Crab Ball with Almonds, Fried Chicken look delectable!

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:47 am

      They were a bit naughtily unhealthy, but the crab ball in particular was AMAZING!

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  • millionairess posted on November 9, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    i like the carving on the table!

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 8:46 pm

      Yeah each table had a different carving, really cool!

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  • finding_tricia posted on November 9, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    the green tea and miso soup look weird side by side imo. agree with you that good jap food can be found easily though 🙂

    yum for green tea ice cream! :~)

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 8:48 pm

      Yeah fortunately in Sydney there are a lot of reaaally nice Japanese places, so we’re spoilt for choice!

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  • miss_foxy posted on November 9, 2006 at 10:43 am

    YUM YUM YUM!!!!!

    Why is it that at Japanese restaurants you always get only ONE damn scoop of green tea ice cream?! So stingy!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Hehe well technically a good thing that servings are small, forces me to eat less 😛

      Reply
  • ohprettywords posted on November 9, 2006 at 10:46 am

    oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:47 am

      Heh, I’m a big fan of Jap food!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:12 am

    Lordy, those Prawn & Asparagus Spring Rolls, Crab Ball with Almonds, Fried Chicken look delectable!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 11:47 am

      They were a bit naughtily unhealthy, but the crab ball in particular was AMAZING!

      Reply
  • millionairess posted on November 9, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    i like the carving on the table!

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    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 8:46 pm

      Yeah each table had a different carving, really cool!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on November 9, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    I think it’s cool that they carved words into the table too. I love green tea ice cream.

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    • beverly posted on November 10, 2006 at 12:20 pm

      First time I’ve seen a restaurant do that, I liked how they inscribed a different word for each table too

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  • finding_tricia posted on November 9, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    the green tea and miso soup look weird side by side imo. agree with you that good jap food can be found easily though 🙂

    yum for green tea ice cream! :~)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 9, 2006 at 8:48 pm

      Yeah fortunately in Sydney there are a lot of reaaally nice Japanese places, so we’re spoilt for choice!

      Reply
  • renew posted on November 10, 2006 at 2:28 am

    Yum! Looking at that makes me want to run out to the midnight-sushi place here. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 10, 2006 at 12:26 pm

      Hehe sushi’s always a winner.. plus it’s healthy too!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on November 9, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    I think it’s cool that they carved words into the table too. I love green tea ice cream.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 10, 2006 at 12:20 pm

      First time I’ve seen a restaurant do that, I liked how they inscribed a different word for each table too

      Reply
  • renew posted on November 10, 2006 at 2:28 am

    Yum! Looking at that makes me want to run out to the midnight-sushi place here. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 10, 2006 at 12:26 pm

      Hehe sushi’s always a winner.. plus it’s healthy too!

      Reply

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