We decided at the last minute to go out for Japanese last night and were lucky to find a table at Kura Japanese Sake Bar in Queen St.
From the street you wouldn't even know this place existed, but once down the stairs there was a great buzz of activity.
Seeing that there were some Japanese beers on tap I ordered one and it went down very nicely. Jane settled for a tea instead and enjoyed it.
For our meal we decided to try some "different" dishes. The raw octopus marinated in octopus juices tasted like essence of anchovy with a sprinkling of salt for good measure. This was a great learning experience and we won't be ordering it again, however I don't doubt that it is very authentic. We also had some excellent Sushimi, great fresh spring rolls (not deep fried), Terayaki Chicken and a Smoked Eel Donburi. The meal was great although if we were ordering the Terayaki Chicken again we would probably get it as a Donburi or with rice.
A nice evening out and despite how busy it was the food arrived very quickly.