Restaurant's page | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Printer Friendly Version Email this Restaurant to a Friend

Japaz

Address
Address:
165 Wycombe Road
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9904 0688
Chef
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Chef
Price Range: $$
Carparks
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Send an enquiry to restaurant     

Spanish tapas, Japanese izakaya and international wines combine to form a delicious blend at Neutral Bay’s ambient, handkerchief-sized restaurant, Japaz. Perfect for an after-work drink or dinner date, the contemporary menu offers a range of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.

Share on Facebook
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
LOCATION
The Military Road end of Wycombe, with a bus stop directly outside.

PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
They come for the tapas and wine, and stay for the ambience. A recent addition to the Neutral Bay dining scene, the aptly-named Japaz restaurant fuses Japanese izakaya with Spanish tapas, creating a delicious blend in a fun, casual atmosphere. Word of mouth has sung Japaz’s praise, attracting a diverse crowd of young and old, and groups large and small. The quaint dining room sits on Wycombe Road, with a few wooden tables scattered throughout the handkerchief-sized space. The Japanese concept of izakaya marries perfectly to Spain’s notion of tapas, in which diners share a range of small meals, with friends and wine for company. Opened in early 2008, Japaz effuses a laidback vibe, where waiters sit at the table to take your order, then surprise with elements of fine dining such as crumbing the table and napkin-lapping guests.

Owner-chef Hiro Takagi merges French culinary techniques with Spanish and Japanese ingredients to create simple meals to accompany your selection of tipples. Perfect for an after-work drink or dinner date, the contemporary menu offers a range of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. The baked eggplant with pine nuts and cured mullet roe crust is a wonderful tipple accompaniment, or try the braised Wagyu beef cheek with almond sauce for a heartier option. Dip into the South Australian scallops with sweet soy and onion butter, or try Japaz’s tasting menu of six to eight tapas dishes with matching wines. The Japaz menu is under constant fine-tuning, with three to five specials on offer each week. The wine list deserves equal attention, with drops hailing from Spain, France, Germany and Australia. Test the palate on some Japanese sake, or cast an eye over the blackboard wine specials, with quality drops emerging from the cellar for a limited time.

Lauren Barker, February 2009
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
- Readers' Reviews
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Japaz - User Reviews

Currently there's no reviews for this restaurant. Be the first to share your experience.
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Restaurant Review | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Have you dined at Japaz?

Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience. You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*

Display Name:*   (will be displayed on the site.)
Email*:   (will not be displayed on the site.)  
Rate*: Rating Saved!
Please rate
Review*:   (1000 characters max)
Verification Code:
Enter Code:
(Verification is used to prevent spams. Please enter the code shown in the box above.)

* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published.

All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of de Groots Media as publisher of Best Restaurants of Australia.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar


Promote your Business



Set up our badge
Restaurant Recommended by Best Restaurants of Australia


Tourism NSW
  www.visitnsw.com.au

Quick Links

 
 Restaurant Gift Certificates
 Sydney CBD
 Bondi
 Darling Harbour
 Leichhardt
 Manly
 North Sydney
 Surry Hills
 Woolloomooloo
 Chinese Sydney
 Spanish Sydney
 Italian Sydney
 Modern Australian Sydney
 Seafood Sydney
 Steak Sydney
 French Sydney
 Asian Sydney
 Japanese Sydney
 Waterfront Dining Sydney
 Private Dining Sydney
 Function Venues Sydney
 Cheap & Cheerful Sydney
 Wine Bars / Bars Sydney
 Award Winning Sydney
 New Restaurants
 International Restaurants
 More >>>


de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

This site is maintained by de Groots development team.