Brunswicks culinary repertoire is fast expanding with a flurry of food from all over the world. And with six Japanese joints in a two-kilometre radius, Brunswick is becoming something of a little Tokyo!
Okami is best known for its all-you-can-eat menu, sashimi, beef carpaccio, teriyaki steak, gyoza, tempura prawns, green tea ice cream and heaps more. Its $28.90pp with two sessions available (5.30pm and 7.30pm).
192 Moreland Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 9386 2600
This Brunswick gem brings a table together with their sharing-style dishes. They stick to traditional Japanese flavours and hit the mark every time with their ever-changing menu.
152 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 |(03) 9388 1505
Japanese comfort food is the ultimate comfort food. Shinwa dishes up the beautiful, hearty dishes you might find at a streetside diner in Tokyo. Dishes appear simple, but the flavour proves that not just anyone could nail that kind of complexity.
139 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 9380 4027
For a lunchtime fix of fantastic Japanese food, Matsumoto is the place. Their menu of noodle sets, rice bowl sets and sushi sets are deliciously reminiscent of the dine-and-dash lunch bars that you see in Japan. And with most dishes priced under $15, Matsumoto is an economical midday meal.
48 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 |(03) 9380 9288
Misoya Sake Bar
Every town needs a ramen bar. On a chilly night, nothing hits the spot like a giant bowl of noodles swimming in an earthy bone broth. Misoya makes a brilliant bowl, but be sure to try a few of their entrees, too.
165A Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 8589 3685
While many of Brunswicks Japanese eateries stick to mainstream favourites, Shinjuki dabbles in dishes you may not have tried. Theyre known for their sushi bar, but you should save some room for a few of these unusual albeit authentic mains.
148 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 3056 |(03) 9380 9824