Okami is one of a few new food ventures to open and thrive during Covid times. Okami is a Japanese all you can eat establishment with table service, where you order off the menu and each dish is made to order. You can order everything at once, or as you go.
The restaurant hails from Melbourne where there’s 26 stores but they’ve brought the concept to NSW. Okami opened a month ago in Marrickville where we visited, not far from the train station. There’s another in Silverwater and more to come in NSW). In Marrickville, despite not being visible from Illawarra road, the place is absolutely pumping. The restaurant was completely full and there was a line already outside for the next seating. We can see why it’s popular, for the all you can eat price is just $34. 80 and it’s BYO wine!
The restaurant frontage is modern and at the centre of the restaurant is an island sushi bar and the decor is minimalist with a few Japanese pennants and tables are set up ready for diners. The atmosphere is suitable for families too and the whole feel is comfortable and casual.
This is the new buffet, post covid. There is an extensive menu with over 30 dishes. You can order whatever you like and the friendly staff will make it happen. Place your order with the waiter/waitress who are all kitted out with face masks. The food arrives at your table a short time later.
The Okami menu is a list of Japanese classics; takoyaki, agedashi tofu, chawan mushi, beef carpaccio, miso soup, edamame, a choice of prawn or vegetarian gyoza, seaweed salad, sushi, sashimi, teriyaki beef and chicken, this just name a few. There’s plenty of carbs too; udon, fried rice, spring rolls and tempura.
We thought the Gyoza were great, and particularly enjoyed the green vegetarian ones. The miso beef was also a standout, super tender with nice flavour. The food was excellent and we ordered a good amount of dishes, and since we enjoyed them so much, we got some more afterwards. The sushi and sashimi platters are a great choice too, especially since there’s good variety on the plate. This restaurant is a great place for sharing with friends, since you can order so many things.
We also made room for dessert, the black sesame ice cream. This was enjoyable and the serving incredibly generous, considering the magnitude of food already consumed.
Okami is great value just $34.80 for all you can eat and BYO too, the staff are friendly, the food is good and you will most definitely not leave hungry.
It is highly recommended that you book since it’s super busy!
All You Can Eat is offered for 2 sessions
17:30 – 19:30
19:45 – 22:00
Shop 6 and 7, 359 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Hosted by Papaya PR