kanpeki. 充実. perfection.
everything about Sasaki is delicate, minimalist, has beauty and purpose. the finest ingredients are precisely and skillfully cooked, proudly plated and presented.
we have the “omakase” menu; which translates to ‘leave it up to you’, the chef. a degustation of sorts.
we dine on plump pretty oysters (Oyster, Akazu & Mandarin), silky subtle scallops (Scallops, Celeriac & Kombu), a joyously wobbly savoury custard with poached prawns (Egg & Prawn), delicate slices of fish with dipping sauce & condiments (Bonito, Apple & Ponzu), crunchy tempura asparagus with farm fresh corn purée (Asparagus, Corn & Matcha), the pinkest of fresh fish with pops of row and mushroom rice (Ocean trout, egg Yolk & Ikura), rare duck, still blush (Duck, soy, leek) with steaming soup (egg in bonito broth) and choice of desserts (choux pastry and mango sorbet).
it’s an authentic, Tokyo-esque kaiseki style restaurant in a hidden inner city Sydney laneway.