jojostuff Local Star

I like rainbows and long walks on the beach.

Joined 18 February 2009 Sydney, NSW

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  • Zilia

    Cafes Sydney, NSW
    Zilia offers a good selection of food -- freshly made salads, pre-made wraps and a selection of pastries. The custard tart pastry they sell is supplied by Luxe Bakery, one of my favourites.

    I've had the breakfast wrap and their salads, which are both decent, both not amazing.
  • Smokkim

    Restaurants Rhodes, NSW
    Okay I owe this restaurant a second review, seeing as it's now one of our favourite go-to restaurants for Korean BBQ.

    We gave them another go, and since our first visit, I've noticed a marked improvement in their service. It seems more well staffed, and they have been friendly even when we've asked for extra kim chi and other sides.

    The restaurant is conveniently located on the ground floor of Rhodes Shopping Centre near the play area. The play area comes in handy when you have little ones who get fidgety before and after (and possibly during) the meal.

    We like the wagyu platter but the cuts can be inconsistent from visit to visit. Recently we have just been ordering the meats we want so as to know what we're getting.

    The BBQ exhausts pick up the smoke pretty well, and although you do still smell like BBQ, it's really not as bad as it could be.

    Love the beef short rib soup (galbi tang) and the pork belly which you cook yourself on the BBQ.
  • Soul Origin

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    I was on my way to get a burger when the colourful salads caught my eye and something within me screamed, "Don't do it (the burger), fatty!"

    I scope out the salad selection and choose three. As the guy fills out my salad box, I notice that he's scooping from a tray that doesn't look quite the same as what I thought I was getting. "They're the same", he assures me after I ask.

    As I dig into my meal, I realise the salads look better than they taste. The poached chicken strips were dry and scarce, and the pesto pasta is a bit too cold and refrigerated.

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  • atan7 Local Star reviewed Tokkuri
    Came here for an impromptu lunch with the family and really loved it. Super fresh ingredients and really interesting menu items. Popcorn prawns, miso cod, teriyaki salmon, everything was delicious. They are a sister restaurant of Sake but in a more relaxed setting. I will definitely be back!
    • They're not a sister restaurant of Sake in The Rocks. I believe they just "took inspiration" from some of Sake's popular menu items. :)
  • Expanding from its already popular shop at Enmore, Great Aunty Three opened a new takeaway corner at the edge of Sydney CBD and Surry Hills. The modern, intimately sized shop braces the outside air from its slightly open atmosphere and provides a few seats for consumers who prefer to eat their food at the premise.

    Great Aunty Three serves all things Vietnamese, ranging from bread rolls, noodle soup, salads, and rice paper rolls. The barramundi noodle salad was freshly made, and although the portion was a little small, it tasted delicious. The rice paper rolls were very fresh and came with thick garlic gravy sauce on the side instead of the usual peanut sauce.

    One good thing about Great Aunty Three is they accept tap payments even on small transactions, something that is quite rare for a small takeaway shop. Having been there several times, I can say that all the staffs are friendly and accommodating.
    • Great tip re: tap payments! I saw your review after I just visited for the first time. I did a tap credit card payment for my purchase, but I was greedy and ordered a couple of things, so it's good to know they accept card payments for smaller purchases too.
  • Easternian Local Star reviewed Mary's CBD
    If you happen to come to Mary's Burger CBD at around lunch time, then expect to line up at the slightly long queue outside this whole-in-the-wall takeaway burger shop. The wait can then take up to around 10-15 minutes and the food preparation another 5-10 minutes, so if you are not really in a rush to try this burger, I would suggest visiting at less busy hours like 5pm.

    The burger offerings are quite limited. At the time of my visit, there were only 5 burgers ranging from $10 to $12 each: Mary's Burger, Cheeseburgers, Chicken burger, Veg burger, and breakfast burger. There are also shakes, soda, and fried to add to your order and make it a perfect combo.

    I bought a cheeseburger and was surprised at how small it was. The presentation was also very bland, and the taste was just alright I could almost compare it with McDonald's $2 cheeseburgers. It certainly did not warrant any return on my behalf. Maybe I should have their fried chicken burger for next time.
    • The fried chicken is worth a try. Would be keen to hear what you think.