I love Tuesdays.
Not only do I love these second days of the week for it’s ‘Thriftiness’ ie) ‘Super Tuesdays, Tight Bum Tuesdays at the movies….etc’ but on this particular Tuesday our usual ‘Connect Group’ meetings had been moved to Monday and we had a Tuesday night free for the first time in ages.
Originally, wanting to make the most of the Super Tuesday savings, we decided to go and see a movie with Mrs. P and her hubby, Mr. D. However, after much emailing back and forth, our choice of ‘Young Victoria’ did not appeal much to both our Hubbies and the plans was scrapped and instead I suggested that we just go and enjoy a good meal together and just ‘chillax’
I must say, writing this entry after eating at ‘Shimbashi Soba’ in Mosman is that I am so glad we had ditched the movie and slurped on some Soba instead!
Overall, this was a pretty enjoyable dining experience, considering it was a very ‘last minute’ decision to book here, first impression was welcomed with a restaurant that was happily filled ( considering some nearby restaurants was cold empty which my heart went out to…) The warm ambiance of the Japanese decor – I particularly loved the ‘traditional Japanese’ in-ground seating where you have to take off your shoes… (then again, you need to be wearing your best socks for these occasions! )
As I called to make a booking, I was asked ‘Which side would you like to sit in?’ Being confused about this question, I now understood as the restaurant is split into two different sides – one side for teppanyaki and okonomiyaki (Jugemu) and the other which we sat was for Soba and sushi. ( Shimbashi)
The decor was simple and inviting and very welcoming. The service was attentive and we had the pleasure of being hosted by a lovely Japanese waitress whom had this interesting ‘English’ accent as she recommended what to eat from the menu. She was very helpful and suggested we try the Soba with the warm chicken broth as well as the green tea soba with the warm broth with smoked duck breast. She was so considerate for us who was two couples sharing – she suggested she would split up our soba into four separate portion so we could savour the different sobas. Sweet!
Would highly recommend this place for a feast of truely authentic Japanese fare on the North of Sydney.
Parking is available either on the main road ( Military Road) or I suggest the side streets for more parking.
Jugemu & Shimbashi Japanese Restaurant
Neutral Bay NSW 2089