If you are looking for somewhere quaint and quiet with friendly staff delicious Japanese food head to Nakashima in Cambridge St in the Rocks.
We went on a mid week after work dinner. My dining partner had kept this as a secret dining spot (and he couldn't remember the name of it)!
I won't be forgetting it in a hurry.
The menu offers a great selection of Japanese snacks/appetisers and sushi and sashimi. There are hotpots and noodles too. Plates are worthy of sharing (plus you get to taste more - win/win).
We opt for a round of pan fried gyoza and they are really tasty. the are crispy fried on the bottoms and the gyoza skins are thin and soft. The filling is juicy and yummy.
Couldn't pass up on the pork maki, which was seared porked wrapped around char grill shallots with a sweet teriyaki style sauce. These were delicious.
We rounded out the meal with a sushi and sashimi combo platter. Slithers of salmon and lean tuna are super fresh and the snapper/kingfish is good too.
If you dine between 6pm and 7pm you can have a glass of sake or wine on the house (happy hour).