The first time my friends went to Kuro-Sakura for yakiniku, I couldn’t make it. Missing a wagyu BBQ all you can eat buffet weighed heavily on my mind for months, but I finally managed to redirect our small group back so that we could have their $50 pp all you can eat wagyu shabu shabu.
Where shall we begin?
Seating time is generally a strict 90 minutes, but as one of our colleagues was rushing from work in the Eastern Suburbs they allowed us to stay a few minutes extra.
Ordering is via a touch screen tablet, however what you order is not necessarily what you get. Within our set all you can eat menu we had the option of ordering wagyu beef, edamame, lotus chips, and a variety of cabbage, tofu, shirataki noodle, enoki, and udon. What we found, however, was that the number of dishes of each side ordered did not correspond 1:1 with the number of dishes brought out from the kitchen. Ultimately this was fine, however it did mean that we had to order multiple rounds (and wait) rather than just a few.
The quality of the meat was good, with a good amount of intramuscular marbling for the price, but an unfortunate amount of intermuscular fat that could’ve been trimmed.
The vegetables and sides were fresh, and while I was intitially disappointed at the low variety of meat and vegetables on offer, my stance changed as I dug into this perfectly focused wholesome meal.
Drinks available within our all you can eat purchase were soft drink (no sugarfree variants were available), green tea, and iced matcha tea.
A good time. Go hungry.
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