On a Thursday evening, I decided to catch up with a few of the girls from uni for dinner at Edosei. Edosei is a Japanese restaurant located along Barrack Street in the city. Edosei takes their freshness of the fish seriously as their fish is air flown directly from Melbourne. As we had a large group, we decided to share a few dishes for dinner.

To start we had the Radish salad ($18). The radish salad was fresh and light in flavour. It also has a lovely punch of acidity. A great dish for hot, warm summer days. We also had the Grilled Black Cod ($30). The black cod was grilled to perfection, with a crisp skin. It was tender, juicy and flavoursome.


Radish Salad ($18)


Grilled Black Cod

We also had the Kawara Soba ($30). Kawara Soba is a dish that originates from Shimonoseki Japan. The soba noodles are served on a ceramic plate, imported especially from Japan, on which grilled green tea flavoured buckwheat noodles are served with beef and omelette. The soba noodles can be also dipped into a sweet soy based soup. It is interesting that according to Japanese legend, Samurai warriors first came upon the idea of eating noodles from ceramic rooftiles like the Kawara after a battle.

As the noodles were served on a hot ceramic plate, the noodles had a slightly crisp texture with every bite. The slices of grilled wagyu beef and shredded omelette gave a punch of flavour to the noodles. It was delicious!


Kawara Soba

Last but not least its a the Ama-Ozen ($28), Edosei’s signature dessert platter, giving you a taste test of the desserts. The dessert platter comprises of a pair of chocolate chopsticks on a biscuit, mochi ice cream, creme brulee, panna cotta topped with fruits and drizzled with brown sugar syrup, two slices of cheesecake and green tea ice cream. How delicious does that sound already! The dessert itself was really impressive and presentation was executed to detail. I can’t tell which is my favourite just because I love them all. It’s dessert heaven!



The atmosphere at Edosei has a warm and intimate setting and the service was friendly, attentive and excellent. Bookings are also highly recommended as the restaurant is small. For authentic Japanese food, go visit Edosei and give their food a try.

Mel’s Rating : mmmm (excellent)

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