One of the great things about Japanese food is that it rarely leaves you feeling horrendously full, even after scoffing an insane amount of it. Which means that an unlimited feasting situation at somewhere like Okami packs a serious punch in the value department.
With over 20 outposts across Melbourne, Okami has just launched its first Sydney restaurant in Marrickville. Like the others, it offers an all-you-can-eat menu for $34.80. Go to town on sushi and sashimi, karaage chicken, agedashi tofu, chawanmushi (a savoury steamed egg custard) and takoyaki (crisp octopus balls), knowing you'll probably even have belly room left over for some green tea ice cream for dessert.
The inner west spot is also BYO (wine only, $5 a bottle) and has robust takeaway menu, which features the likes of pork katsu with curry sauce ($20.80), terriyaki chicken don ($12.50) and bento ($13.80–15.80).
Sydneysiders should prepare for seeing plenty of Okami around the city, too, with the chain hoping to open at least ten restaurants here by the end of 2021. Next up: Silverwater, Cronulla, Pennant Hills and Wagga Wagga.