Nestled in the heart of Sydney, Kanade offers a captivating dining experience that seamlessly blends exquisite Japanese cuisine with a warm and inviting atmosphere. From the moment you step inside, you are transported to a world of culinary delight and cultural immersion. I recently had the pleasure of dining at Kanade and indulging in its diverse menu, which showcased the best of Japanese flavours and culinary craftsmanship.
To start off, I opted for the Roasted Duck Breast with Corn Salad and Sesame Miso Sauce as my entree. The succulent duck breast, perfectly roasted to a tender and juicy texture, was a true revelation. The accompanying corn salad provided a delightful crunch and a touch of sweetness that complemented the rich flavors of the duck. The sesame miso sauce added a subtle nutty undertone, elevating the dish to new heights. This expertly executed entree set the stage for the exceptional dining experience that followed.
For the main course, I selected the Wagyu Beef Steak with Yakiniku Sauce. The beautifully marbled wagyu beef was truly delightful – each bite melted in my mouth. The yakiniku sauce, with its delicate balance of savoury and slightly sweet notes, enhanced the natural richness of the beef without overpowering it. This dish was a testament to Kanade’s commitment to sourcing top-notch ingredients and their culinary finesse in bringing out the best in each dish.
To accompany my meal, I chose two sushi rolls from their selection. The Spicy Volcano Roll, a crab salad roll with grilled salmon and spicy mayonnaise, provided a delightful contrast of textures and flavours. The combination of the tender crab salad, the smoky grilled salmon, and the kick of spiciness from the mayonnaise created a harmonious blend that was both satisfying and memorable. The Rainbow Roll, featuring a medley of salmon, kingfish, tuna, unagi, and avocado, was a visual nice.
To complete my Japanese culinary adventure, I indulged in the Mutsu Hassen Tokubetsu Jummai Red Label Sake. This premium sake exuded elegance and complexity, with its smooth and refined character. Its notes of ripe fruits and a hint of floral undertones complemented the flavours of the dishes perfectly, leaving a lasting impression and adding an extra layer of authenticity to the dining experience.
Beyond the cuisine, Kanade Sydney also impresses with its attention to detail and commitment to creating an immersive ambiance. The decor effortlessly combines traditional and contemporary elements, evoking a sense of Japanese aesthetics and culture. The staff members were attentive and polite.
Dining at Kanade Sydney was a little quiet but still had some late-night shoppers come in for a feed and curious onlookers. Note, there was an AFL game, so I can only assume corporates and locals were out at the game. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or a curious food lover, Kanade Sydney is a good place to enjoy a meal after work with colleagues and friends. I look forward to coming back with a group of friends.