Ayame in Malvern is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne introduced to me by my friend, Mond Qu. Since the first time, Jannette and I have become regulars and it even became the venue where I asked Jannette’s parents for the permission to get engaged. For entrée, it doesn’t get much better than the Gyu Niku Tataki and the Sashimi Carpaccio with chef Gary’s special miso sauce.
The chicken teriyaki sushi roll with crunchy tempura flakes and the special rolls are perfect for main. I normally just ask Gary to make sushi with whichever fish that is good on the day or to provide me with whichever sushi that he recommends on the day. He will take care of you from the start to the end.
He also makes some really delicious desserts with green tea and sesame ice cream. The cooked dishes such as the black cod or salmon confit are also amazing. I really recommend you check this place out. Visit the Urbanspoon link for the address and phone number.