95 Greville Street
I’ve driven past Mizu plenty of times and it’s always pretty packed. I finally found the time to have dinner at Mizu last week. It’s a fairly small space with quite a selection of good fresh japanese food.
I tried persevering without an external source of flash for the first half, but finally decided it wasn’t doing the food any justice.
Salmon Carpaccio - Thinly Sliced Atlantic Salmon dressed with Japanese Vinaigrette ($15.9)
Fresh cold slices of salmon, on a bed of shredded lettuce.
Tuna Tataki ($16)
I generally find myself much more partial towards salmon sashimi over tuna sashimi but the tuna tataki won hands down. Lightly seared, it was fresh fragrant and a lovely cut. With a zingy ponzu sauce.
Shiitake Mushroom stuffed with Minced Prawn and served with Lemon & Salt ($8.9)
Served piping hot, the mushrooms were so juicy and sweet with the lightest crunch of batter, perfect with the zesty lemon.
Agedashi Tofu with Grated Ginger, Daikon & Bonito Flakes ($6.9)
One of the better ones I’ve had. The gelatinous coating is very light, fragrant with ginger & bonito flakes.
Mentaiko Spaghetti ($18.5)
How does this compare to Horoki? A matter of personal preference, I prefer my pasta with a bit of bite. This had a far more buttery flavour, but the beautiful popping sensation of the cod roe is divine.
Wafu Steak ($24.5)
Juicy tender pieces on a generous bed of bean shoots, in a lightly sweet teriyaki sauce.
Chicken Hot Pot ($20.9)
Tender pieces of chicken with an assortment of vegetables. I’m not entirely sure how Japanese this was, but the special teriyaki sauce probably tipped the scales.
Dorayaki with Ice Cream ($6.9)
I was eyeing the double scoop green tea ice cream, but I couldn’t resist the allure of honey drizzled over warm pancake with red bean paste & cold creamy ice cream. The simple green tea ice cream was a highlight.
One of the better Japanese restaurants in the South Yarra Prahran area, I was quite fond of the smaller dishes that we had, and of course the sweets. Nothing groundbreaking, but it’s one of those neighbourhood safe havens you keep in your back pocket.