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Hukuya, Eastwood

With every­one scattered around Sydney, the din­ner dates that D and I have with T and N tend to be in the sub­urbs. This time we decided on Hukuya in Eastwood. It’s a Japanese res­taur­ant on the Korean side of Eastwood, and unsur­pris­ingly, also run by Koreans. It had good reviews, though, so we were will­ing to give it a try.

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I ordered the Sashimi and Sushi Combination Set ($20), fea­tur­ing tuna, sal­mon, king­fish, eel, and chick­en. Raw is the best way to eat fish (grilled is a close second), and here, the fish was fresh and firm — even the tuna, which is usu­ally the first to take on the fishy smell. I did, how­ever, find a bone in a sal­mon sashimi. That was dis­ap­point­ing.

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We also ordered the Soft Shell Crab Roll. The soft shell crab was crispy and still pleas­antly warm from its time in the deep fry­er. The crab itself, though, was over­whelmed by the bat­ter and rice sur­round­ing it that it was hard to dis­tin­guish.

My exper­i­ence at Hukuya was ordin­ary and aver­age — I wouldn’t be opposed to return­ing, but there’s also noth­ing to draw me back.

Hukuya is loc­ated at 1/​25 Railway Parade, Eastwood NSW 2122.