Wasai, Adelaide


What a feast was had this past Saturday in celebration of P’s birthday! Location: Wasai on Field St for some Japanese tucker. :)~~

Whilst waiting for some late arrivals, we decided to go ahead and order first thinking the food would come out just as the others arrive. Boy were we wrong or what? After a mere 5 minutes of putting our order through, bam bam, thank you ma’am. All the food was pouring out of the kitchen… almost like an express restaurant service. Heheh!

wasai, tsunami, edamame beans
Tsunami (sake cocktail with lychee and muscat) and complimentary edamame beans

The tsunami was sooooo good. Fizzy sweet goodness hidden with a smidgen of alcohol.. :)~

wasai, agedashi tofu, takoyaki
Agedashi tofu and takoyaki; $6.50 and $7.50

Light refreshing silky tofu encased in a light crispy batter drowned in a hot tentsuyu broth; broth made from dashi, mirin and soy sauce. One of my must have dishes when dining out for Japanese food. Light and delightful!
As for the takoyaki, let me tell you… Wasai gets these babies oh so right! Crispy batter and piping hot octopus filling in the centre. :)~

Aburi salmon roll: Californian roll topped with lightly grilled salmon, mayonnaise and sweet soy sauce; $10.80
Dragon roll: spicy salmon roll layered with grilled eel and avocado served with sweet soy sauce; $14.50

The aburi salmon roll was amazingggggggggggg. The lightly grilled flavour seeps through the fresh salmon, paired with the dollop of mayonnaise AND eaten with a Californian sushi… bliss does not even come close. Omnomnom~

wasai, tempura, tori mayonnaise
Tempura prawns, fish and vegetables and tori mayonnaise; $9.50 and $14.50

Lovely light and crispy tempura and to-die-for tori mayonnaise. I’ve figured, if you put Japanese mayo on anything, it’s bound to taste good, no?

wasai, sushi, sashimi
Deluxe sushi and sashimi boat: a deluxe selection of sashimi, nigiri sushi and sushi rolls; $54.00

YUMMMM!! Someone should set me a food challenge, finish this baby off on my own. I think I could do it… Hahaha!

wasai, shiratama anmitsu
Shiratama anmitsu: green tea ice cream with mini rice cakes, red bean paste and fruit; $6.80

And to finish off a delightful meal, some green tea ice cream for my tum tum with chewy pieces of rice cake, sweet bean paste and a variety of fruit. Light, refreshing and totally satisfying!

Wasai, you are good. So good that I may be seeing your bright orange signage again! :)~~

Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5


1/9-15 Field Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8221 6606

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6 comments for “Wasai, Adelaide

  1. 3Jane
    October 4, 2010 at 3:34 AM

    I would give 5/5 for every aspect of this restaurant, although I didn’t experienced much of the food, as I was a visitor to Adelaide.

    I’ve always avoided Japanese restaurants as I’m not a fan of fish. The complimentary beans were so good that I took a doggie bag home for my partner. I loved my Agedashi Tofu and ate as much as I could of my daughter’s Noodle Salad. (She is 5yo and not into flavour at the moment.)

    We were both very taken with the decor. We took a walk around the bar together and had fun discovering the function of the little pot with the match sticking out.

    I had a little warm sake just to try it, and we ordered the Japanese-style baked citrus cheesecake which was one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a lot of cheesecake. All that plus my daughter’s juice was under $30!

    • dee
      October 5, 2010 at 12:47 AM

      Sounds like you had a great time at Wasai, and all that food for under $30! Bargain. Little touches like the complimentary edamame beans certainly make customers happy. (I’ve seen them on menus for $8.00 a pop!)

  2. Don
    July 21, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    I’ve just come across this post and would like to Thank you. I’ll be going here tomorrow. I was just wondering, do you need to be 18 to have the tsunami drink?

    • dbites
      July 21, 2011 at 5:28 AM

      Oohh, how exciting! I hope you like it as much as I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Considering that there’s alcohol content in the beverage, I would assume that, yes, you’ll have to be 18+ to order the drink.

      Let me know what you think of the place after you’ve been. ๐Ÿ˜›

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