South Wharf has a lot to offer these days with not only lots of shopping at the DFO centre but lots of bars and restaurants across many cuisines for you to enjoy and now summer is here it is a pretty lovely spot to spend a night. Akochochin has been there since the first places opened and is as great today as it was the first time we went. Offering a wide range of sushi, yakatori and many of their own signature dishes this is a great place to enjoy a sunset meal by the river.
We started off with a complimentary little salad, beautiful, zingy and pretty as a picture.
Lovely edamame steamed soybeans served with sea salt and perfect with a cold Yarra Valley Pinot Grigio.
Kaki – Three oysters served three different ways was exceptional. Perfect, fresh, plump and expertly shucked oysters. Au Natural was sensational with a tiny tweak of lemon. Ponzu dressing in the second and then oyster confit which tasted absolutely beautiful. This is one hell of a dish just hiding innocently on the menu.
Spicy tuna maki with super fresh Tuna, chilli-mayo and tankasu inside-out sushi roll coated with sesame seeds is a fantastic mouthful. loved each one!
Photos not so good as the sunset! Tori chicken was simple and perfect.
The Kani Cream Harumaki Spring rolls with a creamy spanner crab filling topped with okonomiyaki sauce and ao-nori were my most favourite spring rolls in the whole wide world! So hot, I could barely leave them to cool, they ere so delicious.
Tebasaki Gyoza – chicken wing dumplings – this is the dish that you see someone else eating as you return from the restroom and track down on the menu to order – Deep-fried chicken wings stuffed with chicken gyoza filling! Oh Yes!! These were so very naughty but so very nice and another unique dish to Akochochin and their amazing team.
This is a great spot, don’t miss Mondays where you can enjoy the Chef’s degustation with matching sake for $66, or just pop down for an afternoon vino and some of those oysters and chicken wings.