After authentic Japanese food without leaving Brisbane? Look no further than Rikyu Japanese Restaurant. Serving everything from set sashimi and salmon meals to Suntory and Sapporo on tap — and sake, too — it's the flavour-heavy dining experience anyone who can't afford a plane ticket to Tokyo should flock to.
Located at the end of Park Road's busy eatery precinct in Milton, Rikyu keeps things simple but tasty. The usual starters like edamame and spring rolls are available, plus à la carte dishes such as yakitori, karaage, katsudon and gyoza, and green tea and black sesame ice cream for dessert, too; however selecting from the set menu is where the real action is at.
Don't go thinking set options are only for those who can't decide what they want; instead, they're the best way to expose your tastebuds to the meals Rikyu does often and best. At lunch, gauge your hunger and then pick from one of seven mains with assorted sides — unless you're keen on sashimi or sushi, that is. Later in the day, $39.90 gets you an absolute feast, complete with an entree, sashimi, nimono, prawn and vegetable tempura, your choice of a grilled dish, pickles, rice, miso soup and two scoops of ice cream to top it all off.