Zensaki, Perth (Opening Party)


Try Zensaki’s delicious Teriyaki Chicken, Fish or Tofu and receive a FREE Miso Soup for only $6!!! What a bargain.  See offer below for more details.  Offer is valid on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday until 31 May 2010.

Monday morning came..another start to the new week.  Everything was per usual until I opened my inbox and found this invite sitting there -> ZENSAKI – YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!  The level of excitement within me rose a notch…
The new restaurant replacing Mr Samurai on Barrack Street is opening tomorrow!  And more importantly, I get to have a peek at what the restaurant looks like after the refurbishment before the general public!  How exciting is this for a food blogger!

Zensaki has been operating in the city for a number of years now, situated below Allendale Square on the busy St Georges Terrace, of which I am a frequent visitor.  They cook up great bento lunch boxes for dine-in and are very popular with the working crowd especially with a large variety of sushis, salad and hot food (my favourite is the Korokke!) on offer.

This is their second restaurant in the city, with this store concentrating on serving the ever delicious Japanese Ramen noodles!  Can’t wait to try the Ramen out when they officially open tomorrow.  But for now, here is a sneak peek of the restaurant:



One of the feature of this restaurant is the funky ramen noodle bar running along the edge of the restaurant, backed by soft red lighting on the wall.  It looks so cool!
Wow, the pictures of the ramen noodles were making me salivate!  Prices were not shown on the menu board tonight but chatting to the chef, prices range from $8.50 (for the Donburis) to $9.50 (for the basic Ramen Noodles) to $12 – $13 with ‘add-ons’ to the Ramen dish.  There are three Noodle Toppings available:
  • Your choice of Chashu, Katsu Chicken, Tori Karaage, Sliced Beef, Tofu
  • Egg
  • Your choice of Cheese, Wakame, Beansprouts, Butter, Corn, Chilli, Nori

The number of ‘add-ons’ is totally up to the customer and what they would prefer to go with the Ramen.  Quite innovative I thought!  (I ate in an udon noodle restaurant in Tokyo earlier this year with a similar concept.  It is very flexible for people who like to pick and choose their food).  Awesome!

Besides the Noodle Toppings, there are also different choices of soup flavour  available!  More to choose from!  Zensaki also sells sushi and hot food on their bain marie – great for takeaway during the busy working lunch hour.

Fortunately for us, we were able to sample their sushi, hot food and desserts tonight and they were delicious!   




A note about the desserts…availability of the desserts on their menu is very much dependent on demand.  So if you are a sweet tooth like me, remember to ask them for desserts when you eat there…the more people that want them, the higher chance they will be put on the menu!
And now to the people…the owner and some guests with their comments on Zensaki…
Restaurant Owner – Shelley & Kenny Lim

L-R: Flora Chong, Melina Chung, Ginette Lee

Flora: Zensaki is zensational!
Ginette: This place is hot and sizzling.  Clean cut and modern, it will make any customer feel comfortable, relaxed and truly Share. Experience. Enjoy
L-R: Fee Chew, Tim Cawley
Tim: Fantastic place.
L-R: Minh Tran, Tim Cawley, Sharon Cawley, Sota Iwasaki

Sharon: Great decor and great place to meet new people.  Zensaki is moving in line with world trend. 

Sota: Authentic and quality Japanese food run by passionate people.  An excellent venue!  


Great opening party!  Love this place, it’s a far cry from the old Mr Samurai.  The restaurant is modern, trendy and full of exciting vibe!  As a matter of fact, Miss Egg told me she will be visiting the joint tomorrow – hope to hear her review after her visit!  Also, for all you lovely readers out there, drop me a line to let me know what you think of the restaurant if you do try out :)

Zensaki is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.


Address: 83 Barrack Street, Perth (between Murray & Hay St Malls)

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3 thoughts on “Zensaki, Perth (Opening Party)

  1. Oh how cool! I actually wasn’t aware of the original one, so you’ve now taught me about two restaurants, I’m a bit out of the city loop these days now that I don’t work there any more.

    Cheers for the review, shall go sample their wares when I’m next on a shopping mission.

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