Japanese introduction to Autumn


In love again with Japanese food! With my recent Italian and Vietnamese obsession, Japanese food had been on the back burner. Over the other side of town for the day and by 6.00 pm the autumnal evening had me planning a pizza and red wine. I took a chance on finding a friend available last minute.

Success! … though before I can sell the Italian idea, she suggests Japanese Bistro Goemon—I’m glad she did; this is a charming place with a delightful team. We were seated quickly and within minutes have ordered three dishes to share:

  • Crispy Tuna Pizza with wasabi mayonnaise
  • Oven baked Salmon yuzu – sweet miso and melted cheese
  • Tofu salad with julienne vegetables and plum sauce


My friend also chose the sake; $24.00 for a small bottle however it was perfect with the food and was served in tiny elegant crystal glasses: a lovely touch.




For dessert we had the brown rice tea crème brulee served with diced pear. Not rich in the traditional style, the slightly-crunchy pear was a lovely foil for the brulee.

The verdict

The flavours of the food were lovely and sharing dishes delivered a great taste explosion, matched perfectly by the sake.

Highly recommended.

Food: 8/10, Service: 9/10, Value: 8/10



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