Satsuki Japanese Restaurant

Posted March 15th, 2009 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - 6 Comments »

Both my fiance and I have been very busy over the last few weeks, so we agreed to take a break and have a relaxing dinner out.  We both like any cuisine, but I felt like something “Japanese”.  Not like “teriyaki set” or “tempura set”… real Japanese food!  After thinking where we should go, we made a phone call to Satsuki Japanese restaurant to book a table.

I’m glad that I choose this restaurant.  The staff was so kind and polite.  When I was making a reservation on the phone, the staff kindly told me “there is one table available for two, and counter seats.  The available table is actually at between 2 large group bookings, so it may be little noisy.”  After her suggestion, I booked counter seats.  It was a great decision as those large groups were quite loud.

At the restaurant, we ordered Beef Tataki, Deep-fried Spicy Tuna Rolls, and Slowly Simmered Pork Belly.

Deep-fried sushi rolls sounded interesting to me.  Did they really deep-fry sushi rolls??  … yes, they did!  The tuna inside of the rolls was still raw as “sashimi”, and the tuna and spicy chili powder were well matched.

I loved the way they arranged the food on plates.  They use chic looking dishes, and the garnish is well presented.  The crispy lotus root chips, garnish for Beef Tataki, were lovely.

They close on Sun and Mon, and I recommend to make a booking on weekends.  You can browse their food and drink menu from here.

6 Comments on “Satsuki Japanese Restaurant”

  1. 1 Angie said at 12:11 pm on March 15th, 2009:

    Funny you mention Satsuki, I was thinking about going here on Thursday. Would you say this was real Japanese food, and comparable to food that you would have back home?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:16 pm on March 15th, 2009:

    Hi Angie

    >Would you say this was real Japanese food, and…
    I would say yes 🙂 Their menu is similar to the food I normally enjoy at Izakaya (Japanese drinking and eating place) in Japan.

    Just two things though. I love their quality of food, but I hope they add more menu! And, the price was little expensive… but I guess any Japanese restaurant in Perth is expensive, so I can’t complain :p

  3. 3 Angie said at 11:32 am on March 18th, 2009:

    Haha yeah it’s amazing how expensive Japanese food is in Perth. The only cheaper ones are like Mr Samurai and Takas, and then for slightly more expensive prices it’s Kanta and Fuji.

    But anyway, I’m really glad to know that Satsuki was like back home, despite the price. Have you been to their sister restaurant, Ha-Lu?

  4. 4 Iruma said at 8:59 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    Whats this one like comparison to Ha-Lu? which one better in terms of price and food & service?

  5. 5 umepontarou said at 9:34 am on March 19th, 2009:


    Yes, I’ve been to Ha-Lu once:) Actually I prefer Ha-Lu’s menu to Satsuki’s. I hope Satsuki put more variety on their menu.

    Which one do you prefer?

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 9:46 am on March 19th, 2009:

    I prefer Ha-Lu’s food. Their menu is like Izakaya type food, and more variety. Satsuki, the sushi was pretty expensive :p
    Satsuki, there are just few tables inside and one big sushi counter at the center. Nice to see Japanese chef making sushi in front of you.
    They are both owned by same person, so service, food, atmosphere was similar 🙂 Very nice.
    The price is also similar.

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