Okami: Great value Japanese all you can eat in Footscray

Okami is a Japanese restaurant that has an all you can eat offer where you can order a constant stream of food for an hour and a half. We were keen to check it out and came on a Saturday night with hungry bellies and will share some highlights from the experience.

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One of the best starters on offer was the eggplant. This consisted of a slice of eggplant that was fried and drizzled with a house made sauce. This was a great eggplant dish – despite the lack of batter, it was still quite crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.

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We also ordered a couple rounds of the gyoza and the takoyaki balls. The pan fried bottoms were nice and crispy, while the meat inside was hot and tender, however I felt like there could have been more meat inside for both items as there was too much pastry.

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For mains we couldn’t go past the sushi platter. This came with a range of nigiri as well as salmon sashimi slices. The rice was decent, and the salmon was deliciously creamy with that tender texture. Definitely the highlight of my night, I was surprised at how fresh the seafood was and ordered two as well.

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The second main we ordered was the chicken karaage. These little gems of fried chicken were delicious, they were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They went perfect with the kewpie  – although what doesn’t!

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To end the night we ordered a few scoops of ice-cream. Their speciality flavour on offer were the black sesame and matcha. The flavour came through strongly and were the perfect way to balance out all the hot, savoury dishes that we’d been sampling.

Overall, this was a pretty good value buffet. It’s not the highest quality Japanese food that I’ve ever had, but it’s decent so worth it if you’re the type of person that enjoyed a good all you can eat!

Okami Japanese Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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