Creative sushi dishes are all the rage in Sydney at the moment with sushi doughnuts and burgers popping up. Waza Japanese restaurant in Balmain has kept up with this craze, going further with the addition of a sushi Pizza! Waza also serves traditional Japanese delights.
The restaurant is bright with nicely dressed tables. The ambience is vibrant with chatter amongst diners, and traditional Japanese music to set the mood. Upon entering we were greeted by the warm and friendly host Kei with a great personality, making for an entertaining evening with great service.
With chef David Ho having honed his skills in kitchens of Japan, China and now Australia. Drawing on this experience to create Waza’s menu. There is a sushi bar, staffed by a traditionally dressed chef waiting to prepare fresh sushi and sashimi, purchased from the fish markets earlier in the day.
As to be expected from a quality Japanese restaurant, the sushi and sashimi are beautifully prepared. The premium sashimi and sushi selection offers a range of seafood including squid, salmon belly, roe and tuna. Accompanying this was a smoked salmon salad with a sesame dressing that made this a healthy start to the evening.
One of the highlights of the evening was the sushi pizza, which is a restaurant favourite. It is a round crispy rice cake topped with avocado, mayo, tomatoes and prawn crackers – so interesting and delightful!
The restaurant has recently attained a liquor licence so you can now purchase alcohol and BYO wines. A great place to try a wide range of sashimi options, sushi and their famous sushi pizza! Thoroughly recommended.