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Jugemu & Shimbashi Japanese Restaurant Review: Slurppin’ good Soba and ‘Oh! Oh! Oh!’ ~ Okonomiyaki!

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’ :)

Pretty Japanese plates and an 'upgrade' from the usual disposable chopsticks in a deeper chocolate wood ;)

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!

Super tasty entree ~ Kingfish Carpaccio with avocado, daikon salad and the yummiest wasabi tangy mayo.... We wanted more of this and besides the price, the only thing I can complain about this is...portion was too small and leaves you craving for more!

Super tasty entree ~ Kingfish Carpaccio with avocado, daikon salad and the yummiest wasabi tangy mayo.... We wanted more of this and besides the price, the only thing I can complain about this is...portion was too small and leaves you craving for more!

Soba noodles in warm duck broth.... Mmmmm ~ Shame the duck was just a bit on the chewy side... perhaps undercooked or double cooked. Still, its tasty and easily looked over with the soba :)

Soba noodles in warm duck broth.... Mmmmm ~ Shame the duck was just a bit on the chewy side... perhaps undercooked or double cooked. Still, its tasty and easily looked over with the soba :)

Pouring the water that the soba was cooked with to dilute the broth ...apparently it is filled with buckwheat goodness. Well it sure tasted comforting and was a perfect ending to the slurrpy soba :)

Pouring the water that the soba was cooked with to dilute the broth ...apparently it is filled with buckwheat goodness. Well it sure tasted comforting and was a perfect ending to the slurrpy soba :)

'Slurp! Slurp! Ssssssslurp!' This is Mr. D... you cannot see his face because he is an Architect who loves his soba...' :) Kinda looks like an ad for a ramen place....starting with 'W' ;)
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Tasty and crispy fresh tempura of vegetables and prawns. Mmmm!

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Yummy Yakisoba noodles as the last dish of our meal ~ full of al dente noodles tangled up in pork and cabbage with just the right amont of pickled ginger on the side to cut through the greasiness....Delicious! Only thing was there wasn't enough to go around!

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

246 Military Rd
Neutral Bay NSW 2089

(02) 9904 3011

(02) 9908 3820


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