Lovely little japanese restaurant smack in the middle of Onehunga!The atmosphere was great, very cosy and friendly staff. Loved the salmon sashimi, very fresh - just wished the wasabi was stronger haha. We also got the agedashi tofu, beef tongue, deep fried oysters, and the ajimi sushi. All very nice, but felt the beef tongue was slightly overcooked, as it was still cooking on the hot plate when it came out.Overall great place and would love to visit again!
Best little discovery this year. I was having a hair cut at a salon in Sylvia Park Mall and chatting with my Japanese hair stylist who recommended this place. She shares that the local Japanese go to this place as its authentic, reasonably priced and the seafood is fresh. That sold us as when a local to that cuisine, recommends it - it usually turns out to be the real deal. In this case, Ajimi did not disappoint.
What I liked about it:
1.The food menu was varied with not just sashimi but a good selection of sushi, robatayaki (skewers), izakaya (ala carte dishes) like the ox tongue.
2.The drinks menu had a good selection of alcohol (wine, beer, sake) and Japanese liqueurs and various soft drinks like Ramune (Japanese lemonade) etc. Drinks were reasonably priced as was the food menu.
3.The place was buzzing with alot of Japanese customers and the serving staff were Japanese (could not see into the kitchen to take a peek at the chef) which lent an authenticity to the place.
4.Loved the way they had a $39 special which comprised of a mini kaiseki offering - a bit of everything recommended by the chef
5. Casual ambience that almost made you feel like you were in a back alley in Tokyo in one of their little bars having a quick meal before catching the Shinkansen somewhere.
Definitely a new go-to for me.