Ebisu restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Ebisu is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Smart Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here

Britomart’s high-end izakaya satisfies an array of Japanese cravings – incredibly fresh, beautifully cut, and impeccably presented sashimi and sushi; delicate vegetables and well-balanced broths; and crisp, crunchy and flavourful fried indulgences. Our favourites include the famously tender sticky pork belly; rich, firm-yet-yielding miso-glazed eggplant; and the highly addictive crunchy, piquant pickles. Share a collection of constantly arriving small plates, or let the kitchen take care of you with the set dinner (a reasonable $85 or $110 with sake match). If you’re there during the day, the bento box is one of the best value upscale lunch options in the CBD. The wine list is impressive and locally focussed, but the sake list is where you want to spend your time and money. If you don’t know your way around, let the knowledgeable waitstaff guide you to rice wine nirvana.

What it offers: Set-menu options / Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians and vegans / Takes large bookings

A favourite dish: Crisp soft-shell crab

Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri, Dinner 7 days
Bookings: Yes
Price: $$
Chef: Fred Wong, executive chef

Britomart
116-118 Quay St
Ph 300-5271
ebisu.co.nz


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