You know how everyone LOVES Japenese food? Well, if anyone says that and hasn't tried Ichi-Ban Boshi, they are liars. Straight up.
Ichi-Ban Boshi is quite possibly the best and closest to authentic Japanese restaurant in Sydney. Sure, it's subjective blah blah blah but hear me out.
POINT 1: The dcor at Ichi-Ban Boshi is pretty average. It doesn't look amazing, it's not particularly comfortable however, you will not even notice once the get food in your mouth. Seriously, it's like eating Haiku from the soft palms of Amatarasu herself (Shinto Sun Goddess - i'm down with culture)
POINT 2: Word on the street is, Ichi-Ban Boshi doesn't use the same stock standard terrayaki sauce or miso. There is an obvious difference in taste at Ichi-Ban Boshi and that's because everything is straight out of Japan. EVEN THE BEER! woohoo!
POINT 3: The portions are MASSIVE! None of this baby bento business. Ichi-Ban Boshi is NOT the place to bring that Tinder date that only orders a celery stick and water. This is the place you bring the girl who keeps a spoon in her purse 'just in case'. ("The One", obviously."
POINT 4: EVERYTHING is made on the spot. Sushi doesn't sit behind a glass case all day until you come and seagull it and shower it in Soy-Sauce and Wasabi.
Ichi-Ban Boshi is fresher than Will Smith in the 90's. For real.
"But that doesn't make it more 'authentic'" you say?
Well, Ichi-Ban Boshi's menu includes dishes that I am still yet to see included in other Japanese restaurants. Authentic, traditional Japanese dishes that would turn a Samurai into a Samu-cry... because he'd be that happy (whatever.)
Anyway, Ichi-Ban Boshi is ICHIBAN! (I'm not positive, but i think it means "number 1")
Don't take my word for it, go and spend money there and you will see the light.
half a star down just because the wait can be long, but you can't help that it's super amazing and popular.