The Inner West of Sydney has a new addition to the first class dining scene, welcoming Katsumi Japanese Restaurant to the evergreen suburb of Mortlake.
The Japanese fusion restaurant channels a delicate French flair, making it a rarity in the area since its doors opened in late November of 2017.
Head Chef Vincent Zhou has curated a menu that offers both the traditional taste of Japanese cuisine, and an original touch from expert hands. Diners can enjoy classics including the Beef Tataki and crispy tempura, and a plentiful selection of hot and cold entrees. A crowd favourite is the pan roasted duck, served with mushrooms and a squash and basil dashi sauce.
More creative tastes can be relished in dishes like the Tuna Carpaccio, combining tuna tartare, caviar and truffle oil in a wealth of flavour. Eight different sushi rolls are also on offer and a kids menu making it a venue suitable for every age.
Hand in hand with the sophisticated menu comes a selection of beverages including wines, beers, cocktails and of course, Japanese Sake to complete the ultimate experience.
Home to the Mortlake Ferry and a rich history derived from its position on the Parramatta River, Mortlake’s cultural scene is revamped with Katsumi Japanese Restaurant standing out as a modern addition.
An open, clean interior and rich woody undertones emanate elegance, expanding to the private dining room, open bar and balcony seating. Colourful fish tanks built into the ground and hanging spherical lightbulbs complete the contemporary touch, defining it as a venue perfect for any dinner, function or event in the Inner West.
Address: 58 Tennyson Road, Mortlake, NSW
By Valentina Griesheimer