Anyway, Aburiya is where I discovered wagyu heaven! Succulent, almost melt-in-your-mouth grilled cubes (ribeye) and slices of beef (jo-karubi or prime short rib), every bite bursting with aromatic goodness. It was soo divine we ordered another plate of choice ribeye cubes. It was especially good with a tiny dab of coarse salt crystals. (Sorry but the pictures hardly do justice to the food!)
Last came some tare-marinated pork slices (unfortunately, a wallflower after you've had the wagyu). The spinach salad was also delicious, with its tangy, soy-based dressing. Oh we also had onigiri. Drizzle on some soy and toast them til crispy on the outside - a wonderful accompaniment to the meat.
To top it off, Aburiya has a lovely, casual atmosphere and service staff are prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. You can dine indoors or al fresco. Another sign of an authentic place - most of the clientele there were Japanese.
We would definitely go back again. Just for the wagyu!
60 Robertson Quay
#01-03, The Quayside