Saturday, October 28, 2006


Misuzu's is located on Victoria Avenue in Albert Park. Upon arriving at the restaurant, you are greeted by a large tree with lanterns all over it. Once you step inside, the dark room with various paintings and red and black decor really strike you. Since we didn't book, we got escorted to a table upstairs, which lacked a lot of the atmosphere downstairs. It was still nicely decorated upstairs but didn't have that buzz.

For entrees, we got the sashimi and Japanese salad. The sashimi tasted fresh and the Japanese salad was interesting with its mix of cooked tuna, calamari, sweet potato, corn kernels, red onions and rocket.

For mains, I got the Teriyaki Beef with Soba. I found the soba a bit too soggy for my liking. The teriyaki beef tasted like that at most other Japanese places.

The initial plan was to head off to Cacao for dessert and chocolates. They advertise their opening hours as till 10pm on a Saturday, but they lie. It closes at 7pm everyday. So upon finding Cacao closed (must go there some other day though), we dropped off at Acland Street in St Kilda instead. We wend inside the Acland Cake Shop, with its old style cafe decorations and I ordered the Acland Special. The Acland Special was a mix between a fruit tart, vanilla slice and sponge cake. It tasted like a fruit slice and wasn't too special.

Overall Rating: 12/20, Misuzu's is a nicely decorated restaurant and has good service. The food was not too different to other Japanese restaurant and was similarly priced.

Scores: 1-9: Unacceptable, don't bother. 10-11: Just OK,some shortcomings. 12: Fair. 13: Getting there. 14: Recommended. 15: Good. 16: Really good. 17: Truly excellent. 18: An outstanding experience. 19-20: Approaching perfection, Victoria's best.


  1. Out of all that I prefer the look of the Acland cake shop I think.

  2. Hahaha I remember that Japanese is not your thing James. I have grown to like Japanese food quite a lot now when I used to dislike it a lot as well.