The Rocks, NSW 2000
I’ve been wanting to check out Nakashima since I saw the rave reviews on Eatability, not to mention it’s pretty close to the office. So 7 of us trooped there for lunch, which turned out to be quite a hassle since we couldn’t find the damn place! Tucked between 2 parallel streets, it’s literally hidden from public view and we had to climb a tiny set of stairs to get into this “invisible street” just to get there.. it was like Platform 3/4 in Harry Potter books 😉
Bizzarely, despite being so hidden, the place is always packed during lunch and dinner – it’s a bit of a lost cause if you don’t make a reservation (I subsequently went with Chris for dinner and had to wait 20mins for a table). I guess it goes to show the power of word-of-mouth..! It’s run by Japanese and is a casual cafe, 2/3 of which is situated outdoors. Fantastic on a warm sunny afternoon, which it was.
Food didn’t take long to arrive, considering we ordered ~10 dishes amongst us. The food is delicious! But I think the most enticing part is the price. All of it cost us $20pp, which is great value considering it’s smack right in The (expensive) Rocks area. A great way to have a cheap meal if you don’t feel like paying $$$$ for other restaurants in the area.
Pretty girl friends
Sushi and sashimi platter. So fresh!
Crab balls. They look unappetizing but were so moist and yum!
Unagi (eel) on rice. A generous portion but didn’t like
this as the bones were big/sharp :X
Pork Katsu. Amazing, my favourite dish! The pork was so plump and juicy :)~
Dumplings. Didn’t have any ‘cos they didn’t look interesting..
(and I’m always scared of the blimmin’ veggies that lurk sneakily inside)
Beef Tataki. Really tough and awful. Will never order again.
Deep-fried Eggplant. My 2nd fave dish, surprisingly considering it’s veggies!
It was crisp on the outside but all soft on the inside. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm :)~
Pork Maki. Super tasty and delicious.