What funky combination do you get when you mix jazz and sushi?
I love sushi. And I love jazz. So when my sister first brought me to Jazushi a few years ago, I was beyond the moon. After my first experience, I visited there again with my bestie, Ellen, and I also recently visited their with a few girlfriends to catch up over some good sushi and smooth jazz.
We’re a group of eaters and even though we did order a bit too much for our stomachs, I admit I’m always the one to over order, we munched away happily.
For the night we ordered the following:
Pan-fried Pork ‘Gyoza’ Dumplings (which we ordered again because we loved)
Edamame (a must when eating Japanese)
Tofu & Seaweed Salad
Seasonal Vegetable Tempura
Regular Chef’s Selection Sushi Set
‘Jazushi’ Rainbow Roll
Soft Shell Crab Inside-Out Roll
Ok, that looks like a ridiculous amount of food. But when you’re with great company and excellent food, we doesn’t over order? (please don’t judge). One of my favourite dishes for the night were the Gyoza Dumplings. Even thought it’s a simple dish, it’s still quite hard to master the basics and these dumplings were super tasty that we had to order another serving halfway through the night.
The edamame were hot and salty, just the way I like it, and it was the perfect starter to ease our hungry stomachs. The tofu & seaweed salad seemed fresh and the tofu was so soft that we had trouble picking it up with our chopsticks. Even with my master Asian chopstick skills I couldn’t pick up the delicate tofu. The vegetable tempura was crunchy, and there was a good combination of sushi in our sushi set. The sushi didn’t taste old and there wasn’t a whole heap of rice underneath which allowed you to properly absorb the flavours of the fish.
I find that the difference between a higher quality sushi restaurant and your regular sushi joint is the type of ginger they serve you. Higher quality restaurants tend to give you actual yellow ginger where as others, stray towards the pinkish coloured ginger which just tastes extremely sour. Jazushi serves you the yellow ginger, double points.
I think my friend Rachel could agree that the teriyaki chicken was cooked impeccably, and the chicken wasn’t drowning in the teriyaki sauce. Both the soft shell crab roll and the rainbow roll were decent in size and had me going back for another one.
After having all this food, you’re probably thinking why an earth did we order dessert? Because no meal is complete without having dessert! Duh. Mind you, I did have to persuade the rest of my party to think alike and after heavy persuasion, we ordered the soufflé cheesecake. It was light, soft and fluffy and tasted delicious with the vanilla ice-cream.
As I was finishing off my glass of red with the live jazz band playing in front of me, I felt completely content. Great food and music, what else could one ask for?
Allow Jazushi to slowly drift you in to their beautiful world of jazz accompanied by some straight out good sushi.
I’ve added some sweet jazz for you to get in to the mood whilst you scroll through the photos.
Listen, relax and enjoy!
The Skanky Stomach xxx
P.S. Some photos of the food are missing because I was too busy stuffing my face. Will try not to forget next time!
Location: 145 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
When To Go: Tues-Wed / 6pm-12am / Thurs-Sat / 12-2.30pm & 6pm-12am / Sun /6pm-12am
Great For: sushi, group dinners, live jazz music, date night