Umii Modern Izakaya, Drummoyne

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There’s a new Japanese kid on the Inner West block, occupying the space next to the long time popular Ocean Foods.  A few of my friends had been and said it was pretty good, so we thought we’d give it a whirl.

Obviously keen to show off the freshness of their seafood, this rotating glass fridge of what is on offer is right at the front door.

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So of course we have to try some sushi and sashimi, both of which are excellent quality.

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The waiter recommends the scampi with the foie gras, and while delicious (loved the mayo with chilli on the side), I do wonder if they have forgotten the foie gras as I can’t really taste it.

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The steamed gyoza – a current favourite eat of my small folk – are straightforward and tasty.

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The kiddie serve of tuna rolls on the menu that day is generous and I steal one.

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The scallops alas are overcooked, probably the result of a kitchen that is a bit frenzied for Mother’s Day lunch.

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But the frenzy has diminished a little by the time our last dish comes out, the salmon teriyaki, and this is textbook perfect and silky.  We are tempted to order another.

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The restaurant space itself is dark, the table next to us commenting that they can’t read the menu, but I don’t mind it. And staff are friendly and enthusiastic. Overall a good experience.

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Umii Modern Izakaya, 152 Lyons Road, Drummoyne Ph 02 9181 4666
Umii Modern Izakaya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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