Chicken Katsu - Uchiwa Japanese Cuisine
Another new eatery on the Holmesglen strip, joining 2 Korean (Let's Bap, Kimchi Friends), 3 Chinese (Niko Niko, Double Stars, Fortuna), 1 Indonesian (Bamboe) restaurants, and a bakery.
The lady owner looks / speaks like a (mainland) Chinese and the young chef and waiter both Chinese Malaysians, I think.
There was sushi and other dishes with raw fish on the menu, but with the low turnover, a bit iffy!
Overall, the katsu curry with rice was a safe bet. How wrong can a fried piece of meat be, and as expected, it wasn't bad. The curry was quite acceptable too.
Julia's dad had the Seafood and Tofu Don, and although there was 1 large scallop, and 1 large prawn, a few shrimp, squid and soft blobs of tofu, it smelt and tasted more like a Chinese stir-fry. Still, it tasted ok. Not Japanese, but ok.
oh and uchiwa means "fan" in Japanese. The round, non-folding kind. :)
Uchiwa Japanese Cuisine
625 Warrigal Road, Chadstone 3148
03 9568 2212