Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kobe Jones

Kobe Jones
G16 Siddeley St 
World Trade Center
Docklands 3008

Kobe Jones is located next door to The Wharf Hotel and close to Byblos  sharing their fantastic riverside location at the WTC (World Trade Centre) Wharf.  Located on the north bank of the Yarra River opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (known to many as "Jeff's Shed") the WTC Wharf is easily accessible from Spencer Street or Siddeley Street.   

I have lunched at Kobe a number of times with friends and we have been impressed with the food and service each time. 

There are two parts to this Japanese restaurant - Kobe Jones and the Riverside Teppanyaki by Kobe Jones. I will review the Teppanyaki side of the restaurant soon.  The meal detailed below was a set menu enjoyed at lunch.  We had a Scoopon voucher and we were more than happy with the value for money, food and overall experience. 

 We began with Edamame.

These moreish soya beans were steamed and salted and were lovely to nibble with our drinks.  Simply addictive!

A delicious Sashimi Salad followed.  

SASHIMI SALAD - garden greens topped with fresh sashimi,
crab salad, drizzled with ponzu dressing

The salad was lovely.  The sashimi was beautifully fresh and the ponzu dressing was delicious.  It was also a beautifully presented dish - I loved the soft pinks and apricot colours of the fish.

VOLCANO ROLL - oven baked scallops layered on a crab salad,
avocado roll, with special cream sauce and sesame seed and shallot sprinkle

Next was the Volcano Roll - oven baked scallops in a cream sauce.  Very rich but very delicious!

CHICKEN KARA AGE – Marinated chicken coated in seasoned potato flour, shallow fried, served with 
teriyaki sauce and chilli mayonnaise

Fried chicken! What's not to love?  Crispy and beautifully seasoned - we really enjoyed this.

VEGETABLE TEMPURA – Seasoned vegetables served with dipping sauce

More fried goodness - in this case vegetable tempura.  The delicate, light batter was crispy and there was a nice selection of vegetables.

MUSHROOM MEDLEY TOBANYAKI – Oven baked assortment of exotic mushrooms in a special cream sauce
The mushroom medley was very tasty and filling.  Another very rich dish with a creamy sauce. 
Overall this was a very rich, decadent meal and we enjoyed it immensely.  It wasn't until afterwards that we released that we were supposed to get miso soup and rice as part of this menu.  We were not worried that these had been forgotten as we would have struggled to eat any more food! 

Part 2 - Riverside Teppanyaki by Kobe Jones - coming very soon :)

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  1. Yum!! Looks great

  2. have you tried the salmon poke? People say it is really good

    1. Hi Sally. No I haven't .. will check it out next time I am there. Thanks :)


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