Dinner @ Kura restaurant

Posted by Linda on 23. 2011 0 comments 0 trackback
There are a couple of popular Japanese restaurants in Sydney I love to go to regularly, and Kura Japanese restaurant is definitely one of them! As far as I know, Kura is a Japanese restaurant chain with numerous restaurants across Sydney (there might be some in other cities in Australia too).
I don't know the address of other Kura restaurants, but the one I always go to is located just opposite of Market City and right outside Chinatown, this tiny casual Japanese eatery is a gem, with great food and at reasonable prices and good friendly service.

Last week while on my weekly shopping trip to the city CBD with a couple of my close friends, we stopped by at Kura for dinner, it's a popular eatery with my friends too.
I ordered one of the classic favorites; Katsu-don:
For those who are not familiar with Japanese cuisine, Katsu-don is a very popular rice bowl dish, consisting of deep-fried pork cutlets and fried eggs over a bed of white rice and topped with garnishes such as shredded Nori (seaweed), strips of red pickled ginger (Beni shoga) and shallots. Although sometimes the toppings/garnishes can vary depending on preference. The Katsu-don I ordered at Kura contained all the classic toppings of Nori, shallots and Beni shoga.
Firstly the pork cutlets, you really couldn't see them clearly in the photo because they were hidden beneath the eggs and garnishes (I should've taken another photo showing the pork cutlets, sorry). The pork was deep-fried just right; crispy and nicely brown on the outside, and tender and juicy in the inside. The fried egg was soft and perfectly seasoned and the garnishes complemented the dish really well.
The only complaint I have was the rice, it was cooked really well, except I felt there was just too much rice, that I had a bit of difficulty finishing it all. But it's not a big problem, next time I should advise the chef to not put too much rice in my Katsu-don!

My rating (overall):

During this latest visit to Kura, I also noticed that their payment system has changed, in the past, you need to pay for your order before your order is officially placed. But now it seems they have finally adopted the common system of pay-after-you-eat.

Kura also offers takeaway services, so you can also order to go.

For those who are looking for a great Japanese restaurant in Sydney with great food and affordable prices, I highly recommend Kura Japanese restaurant, here's the address for their tiny restaurant located between Market City & Chinatown:
3/76 Ultimo Road
Haymarket NSW 2000
(02) 9212 5661

I wish I knew the addresses for the other Kura restaurants scattered around Sydney, I would love to try them all.

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