THERE’S no need to grace the local sushi train for a taste of Japan anymore; Birds Nest Restaurant over in West End opened its doors one year ago to show us just how exciting chicken can be, and give us a taste of traditional yakitori.
Moustache Magazine were invited to enjoy the exclusive dining experience to celebrate their first birthday. If you’re unsure about what yakitori is exactly, think barbequed sticks of mouth-watering meat, marinated and grilled to perfection over hot, white charcoal. If that description doesn’t have you booking a table for tonight, I don’t know what will. Birds Nest pride themselves on serving up high quality, free range chicken and all of the skewers are made fresh each day and cooked to order.
For the evening’s menu, we were treated to a selection of some of the most popular dishes and skewers available, starting with a plate of chicken karaage with wasabi mayonnaise. This was then followed by a selection of some of the most popular skewers on the menu, including chicken thigh, shiitake mushrooms, rice balls and chicken skin, with a fresh cabbage salad to cleanse n between dishes. Our meal was washed down with a couple of rounds of Asahi beer, however Birds Nest have a range of wine and sake available as well.
Having dined at Birds Nest before, it is difficult to fault both the menu and the service; both are impeccable, and I’ll definitely be back again. You can read more about Moustache Magazine’s experience with Birds Nest Restaurant here.