Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rengaya Restaurant Review - North Sydney

I drove up to North Sydney for this spectacular restaurant. We were invited out by some family friends. When I first heard we were having Japanese, I immediately thought "sushi..  sashimi ... bento"

Rengaya is one of Yakiniku's Japanese BBQ Restaurant. You may have heard of Koh-Ya or Suminoya (both in sydney).

I loved this restaurant so much... other than the fact that it might eat up a fair percentage of your weekly pay cheque... it's worth it.

Spinach and Almond Salad - $13.90
 Fresh Spinach, Tuna Flakes, Sliced Onions, Sliced Almond with Soy Sauce Dressing

I will "attempt" to make this salad at home, whoever thought of this salad combination is a genius!

Wagyu "Yukke" - $13.90
Wagyu Beef Tartar with Shallots, Sesame oil, Garlic and a Raw Egg

I'm not a huge raw meat eater, I like my steak well done. But I love wagyu beef tartar.... No scent, no off putting doesn't even taste like raw beef!

Salmon and Avocado Salad - $15.90
 Chopped Salmon, Golden Cavier, Avocado, sliced onion and mixed vegies, with soy french dressing sauce



Premium Sashimi Selection $49.90
Salmon, Tuna, Kingfish, Oyster, Whitefish, Scampi, Scallop, Squid and Salmon Roe

This was sashimi heaven, SO fresh!!!! 

Half a Dozen of Natural Oysters - $19.90
Fresh Oysters topped with ponzu-vinegar and grated fish

I never eat raw oysters, but this was amazing... didn't smell or taste fishy at all. I added a lot of Tabasco sauce.  

Scampi Sashimi - $20.90

Wagyu Ox Tongue - $33.90
 Served with Natural Salt and Citrus Pepper

First time trying Ox Tongue (this went on the BBQ btw - see pictures below). A little hesitant but it was so tender! We also got the Premium Wagyu Short Rib (I forgot to take a picture because I was so indulged in food)... it was the best wagyu.....!!!

Assorted Vegetables - $18.90

For the BBQ - Served with Himalayan Rock Salt

 Unagi - Mabushi - $24.90
Eel with Japanese Pepper, Salmon Roe, Shallots, Egg and Red Pickled Ginger with Teriyaki Sauce

Remember the Scampi Sashimi? After we ate the Sashimi, the staff took the left overs to make this Scampi Udon (Approx $12 per bowl) 


Cre'me De Caramele - $12.90
 Cre'me De Caramele Served with Almond Tuile, Sasonal Fruits and Dried Fruit

Best dessert in my opinion

Green Tea Ice Cream - $5.60
Green Tea Ice Cream with Almon tuile and Red Beans


Apple Comport with Red Wine Sorbet and Chocolate Mousse - $19.90


"WA" Japanese Plate - $18.90
Green Tea Cre'em Brulee, Warabimochi with sweet black syrup, shiratama zenzai with tea 

How often do you see a big slab of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt sitting in a restaurant??

Also found this attractive guy in the window.

This place was totally worth the travel. Highly highly recommended. Perfect for special occasions... or if you just happen to have a few hundred dollars lying around with no where to go..

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  1. nice pictures !! Happy new year dear !! would you like to follow each other on GFC and on bloglovin :) xx

  2. I love eating at Rengaya!!! Especially their wagyu yukke is amazing!! <3
    Although I am trying to find a cheaper alternative with great yukke too, so far no success :P
    Wishing you a Happy New Years!

    -Miss Sennnaa

  3. omg the food porn *drools*

  4. Lovely photos, definitely need to check this place out if I'm ever in the area!

    1. thanks for dropping by lovely! i can't seem to access your blog :( Is it invited readers only?

  5. this all looks incredible! esp those oysters....

    xoxo . ღ

    ps. would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? i've already added you ;)

    don't forget to enter to win a $240 pour la victoire chain bag!

  6. I saw all of these on Instagram - still yummy looking the second time around! I'm going to have to hit you up for restaurant recommendations at some point!

  7. omg all the food! It makes me hungry haha I would liketo try the Salmon and Avocado Salad
    or maybe the spinach and almond salad? Can't choose XD also very healthy!

  8. OMG! Everything looks so yummy! I am feeling sooo hungry now. Hahaha!


  9. Love your blog!!!
    Started following your blog via GFC and Bloglovin, would you like to follow me?


  10. Happy New Year

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I've now followed you back.

  11. Oh wow, that all looks so good! The premium sashimi plate made my mouth water.
    You will have to post lots of pics of your Japan trip, I can't wait to go myself!

  12. okay.. so I know I always say I want to eat with you.. and I have no doubt that this all tastes yummy, but I'll skip the raw food lol :)

  13. thanks for the follow doll !! i am following you back on GFC and on Bloglovin :) stay in touch dear :) xx

  14. Happy New Year!
    Everything looks delicious (^O^)

  15. omg this is so great, love it, it's only toooo far away!
    greetings from Holland, happy new year!
    shall we follow?bloglovin/facebook

  16. ohhhh the oyster looks SO good!! ahhh! and the salmon and avacado salad... and lol about the hipster epidemic, here on the Vancouver island there's always a hippie epidemic, they're like hipsters except more dirty and judgemental in different ways!

  17. I wish I didn't read this post so late at night, I'm hungry now! Great post, though :) I just followed your blog and would really appreciate it if you'd follow me back :)


  18. Looks delish! too bad im a vegetarian:( but even the assorted vegetabless bbq-ed look so yumm!

  19. great pictures,
    looks very yummy
    wish you a happy 2014
    wanna follow each other via gfc & bloglovin

  20. very nice and interesting blog ! Do u wanna follow each other ? If yes , follow me and I ll follow u back as soon as it possible :*

  21. this looks so amazing! I was in Sydney a couple of weeks ago and now I'm so bummed out that I missed outtt :( i guess ill have to book another trip to sydney haha :)

    ♥ M&L twoplicates

  22. I love Asian food *°* Maybe because i am asian, but i just love the Japanese Plate, i once had the same in a asian restaurant in germany :3

    Would you like to follow each other? ♥

    xoxo Dani ♥

  23. Just dropping back in to say.... love the profile pic!! x


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