We were originally planning on going to Coconut House but as we were walking there we remembered that Menya was only a few doors down. With Malaysian and Japanese my two favourite cuisines we were faced with a dilemma. The prices at both are about the same ($8-$10) and meals come out very promptly. The difference is Coconut House is more flavour packed whereas Menya has much larger portion sizes.
Curry Katsu Don $8.50
+ One whole crispy pork cutlet
+ Very Japanese curry
+ Tender vegetables
- The large portion size felt like a waste as it was impossible to finish
- The pork coating was very salty
Oyako Don $8.50
+ Heaps of egg, chicken and crunchy veggies
+ Nice sweetish sauce
- Lacked seasoning (I think more sauce would have made it even better)
Food: It’s decent but nothing incredible, usually Japanese has very distinct flavours and good seasoning. Just felt lacking here.
Service: You get led to your table, you order +pay at the counter, grab a number and the meals will come out promptly. Tea and water are all self service.
Environment: A rather large restaurant for the city and clean but you’re still packed like sardines and during lunch it runs at full capacity.
Value: I challenge anyone to finish 2/3 of the rice, an impossible feat unless you are starving.