I had heard a lot about this place and wanted to try it out for a long time. I went in there for lunch and have to say that I was impressed with the food that this place has to offer.
Izakaya Jiro is located on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn. Parking for this place can be found on Glenferrie road or you can park behind Woolworths and walk to the restaurant.
The interior of the place is nice and cozy. I really liked the host who was always smiling and was happy to answer my questions about the food. They have different menus for Lunch, Dinner, and Specials. I went in for lunch around 1:30 PM and was told that I could choose from any menu.
I had Sashimi and Yakisoba (Beef). This was my first time having raw fish (Sashimi) and didn’t know what to expect. When the dish was served I was impressed with th presentation of the dish. It looked beautiful and fresh. Every fish had a different texture and taste. It was a mix of 21 cuts of different fishes which were Salmon, Tuna, King Fish. They were served with wasabi and soy sauce. A little bit of wasabi added an amazing kick to the fish and in the end, I was really happy that I tried this dish.
The second dish was Yakisoba which is a Japanese egg noodle cooked with beef. The noodles were very light and had an amazing flavor. But the hero of the dish was the beef. It added a beautiful flavour and texture to the dish and made it one the best noodles I had in a long time. The meat was very tender and soft and almost melted in the mouth.
I could not find even one thing that I would change in my experience at Izakaya Jiro. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a good Japanese food experience.
Sashimi Morlawase : $21
Yakisoba (Beef) : $15