Flesh & Buns, a new Izakaya restaurant by the same team as Bone Daddies (my favourite place for ramen... the closest I can find to true Japanese ramen).
Izakaya is traditionally a drinking place with fun atmosphere that is inexpensive but also serves food.
Having gone with three other Japanese girlfriends, it was the ultimate test because there are few restaurants that truly reflect authentic Japanese food.
I will let the photographs speak for themselves, but ultimately, Flesh & Buns passed! It was more of a Japanese fusion but so incredibly tasty ;).
Check out their menu and website here: http://www.fleshandbuns.com/
While you're there you might as well check out the Bone Daddies website too!.
With four of us there, they recommended two orders from the 'flesh and buns' section and about four starters or smaller dishes to share. Now, us girls love to eat.. so we definitely could have eaten more, especially since Japanese food is mostly healthy and not too stodgy. We withheld the temptation to order more as we wanted to try the desserts!
Word of the s'mores had spread so it was only right that we tried them especially as I grew up with them as a kid. It recreates the campfire experience with a clever Japanese twist which is fantastic and such a fun thing to end the meal with. The kinako donuts were probably my favourite though as the flavours were spot on and kinako (soy bean flour) is my favourite ingredient in a dessert.