Shyun is top on my list of go-to restaurants of all time. We started frequenting Shyun two years ago, before they extended the seating area into the alley and back room.

The dishes are grouped into different categories such as appetisers, noodles, rice, drinks and dessert and you can keep adding dishes throughout your meal.

On our most recent visit, I ordered the sashimi omakase, which I have every visit. For $24.20, you get 24 fresh slices comprised of five or six varieties of fish. For the quality and quantity, I find it really worth it.

Hubby decided to go with the chicken katsu curry don. The chicken was beautiful and crispy and extremely tasty, and the amount of sauce given was plentiful. If you need more rice to soak up the sauce, you can ask for extra at no charge.

For a side dish, we ordered the agedashi tofu which was soft, smooth and delicious. It is a great hot dish that complements the sashimi perfectly.

Other items that we have tried include octopus balls (takoyaki), egg custard (chawanmushi), lightly seared beef slices (beef tataki), vegetable tempura (kakiage), deep fried oysters (kaki fry) and deluxe bento.

We have not tried any noodle dishes as of yet (I keep getting sucked in by sashimi) but we will definitely be trying them out soon.

In terms of dessert, please do yourself a favour and try their green tea ice cream. It’s the best I’ve ever had, with strong green tea flavour and just the right amount of sweetness. Unlike many others I’ve tried, it does not look, or taste artificial.

It is one of very few restaurants that brings us back again and again over such a long period of time. I definitely recommend putting this restaurant on your to-try list!

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CUISINE: Japanese
ADDRESS: 126 Koornang Road, Carnegie.
PH: 9569 6530
HOURS: Tue – Sat 12pm – 4pm and 5pm – 9.30pm. Closed Sun – Mon
FACEBOOK: shyunmelbourne

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