Written by kaylamedica

Ichibandori at Neutral Bay

By kaylamedica, Posted on 29/01/2018

Ichibandori is on Neutral Bay’s main strip of restaurants, Military Road. Despite having a lot to compete with – Neutral Bay has endless choices to eat at – Ichibandori offers a standout menu. Head chef Shota serves up generous portions of izakaya style yakitori sticks, as well as fresh sashimi and a few left of […]


Gojima Turns One!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 15/12/2017

Chase Kojima’s Gojima has turned one! It’s hard to believe it has only been a year since Gojima opened at the Star in Sydney. Chase’s famous sushi burgers were inspired by “wanting to create something new” , and that passion for inventing and experimenting really shines through the food. Washoku Lovers attended the anniversary celebrations, where […]


Izakaya Samurai’s 4th Anniversary!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 04/10/2017

Congratulations Izakaya Samurai on your 4th anniversary! Washoku Lovers attended the celebrations over the long weekend, and we were really excited to be there on the night. If you haven’t been to Izakaya Samurai before, it’s tucked away on Military Road in Neutral Bay, but it truly is a hidden gem. Great for a family […]


Yasaka Ramen’s New Seasonal Menu

By kaylamedica, Posted on 04/04/2017

Yasaka Ramen (both Neutral Bay and the city store) will be hosting a number of 1 month only menus, and they’re kicking it off with NIBOTON and NIBOCHIKI ramen! These are available until the end of April, and starting in May there will be an all new special, so get excited! #R1 – 押忍!!! We […]


Japanese cooking class: Wagashi!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 14/03/2017

The latest Washoku Lovers Kitchen Japanese cooking class was all about wagashi traditional confectionary! Japanese confectionary is very unique and contrasts to western sweets which are typically very sugary. Japanese wagashi on the other hand, use minimal sugar and no oil, they’re mainly made out of sweet bean pastes and their flavours and appearances focus on the […]


Ippudo Westfield has a New Menu!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 16/02/2017

Ippudo saw some rapid growth in the last few years, opening up store all over Sydney. Their flagship, Sydney Westfield at Pitt Street Mall, just underwent a menu overhaul and it’s available to eat right now! We checked out 10 items off the new menu, only a fraction of what is now available. The a […]


Tamageta-ya Date Night

By kaylamedica, Posted on 14/02/2017

It’s Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s to all the loved up couples, and to those of us still single… There’s always friends! Last year we wrote about Japanese Valentine’s Day, so check out this post if you want to read up about what happens in Japan. This year we’re highlighting a great date night option, Tamageta-ya. […]


Yasaka Ramen’s New Tomatina Special

By kaylamedica, Posted on 08/02/2017

When you hear that Yasaka Ramen have a brand new ramen available, you have to wear a ramen shirt to make sure everyone knows what you’re there for. Head chef Takeshi Sekigawa has unveiled a ramen he’s been working on since his last special, the Jack-O-Ramen from Halloween. This time around, it’s tomato themed and […]


Top Japanese Food Instagrams

By kaylamedica, Posted on 17/01/2017

Food blogs and Instagrams are a huge thing in Sydney, and some might not realise that this is pretty unique to our beautiful city. While other cities definitely do have food bloggers, Sydney has a super active and really large community of people who post reviews, pictures, recipes, and events all related to food. It […]


Uncle Tetsu opens the Angel Garden

By kaylamedica, Posted on 10/01/2017

The latest addition to Uncle Tetsu’s Sydney takeover comes in the form of the Angel Garden. Found downstairs from the main store, the Angel Garden gives one hell of a Japanese style cafe experience, complete with maids and JPOP dance performances. The first Uncle Tetsu’s store opened in 2016  and was met with huge fanfare. Lines […]