Takeru, Haymarket

 In the past five years or so, I've walked past Takeru so many times and never once gone in to eat. Why? I'm not sure why, it just didn't seem special or worthy. But on this particular afternoon, Moose and I had walked very far to try Azuma in Regent Place, only to discover they weren't open yet. In a brief flash of inspiration, I suggested the nearby Takeru instead.

We nabbed some seats by the window as the place was fairly empty.  The food came out quickly after we ordered.

Kaisen salad ($12.30)

The salad was a generous serving size and it was surprisingly good!  It was just a big version of the side salad that was in the bento box, with some diced tuna, salmon and halved prawns.

Wafu style pizza ($9.90)

You can see the pizza slid around a bit during transit to our table.  I don't really like rice cake on pizza but the bits of chicken were yum

Lunch bento box - grilled eel ($12.90)

Moose appeared satisfied with his bento box.

I would visit Takeru again, I saw they had a squid ink pizza that looks like it's worth trying...

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  1. I want to try this place out

  2. woah look at all the bonito flakes yum!

  3. I, on the other hand, love rice cake on pizza. So starchily good :)

  4. Hi Mobblees: You should try it, it's pretty close to Chinatown so it's easy to get to.

    Hi chocolatesuze: Haha, they did overdose on the bonito flakes a bit!

    Hi Helen: Each to their own! I can see how it would have its appeal though!