Situated on the corner, only about 6 months old, there’s finally a fantastic place to wine and dine with a twist… the appetite will enjoy the magnificent Japanese and French inspired food, the atmosphere set off with live jazzy tunes. Funnily enough, it’s called Jazushi.
Live jazz happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights,
a groovy, chic and atmospheric environment is a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood.
On Thursday John Mackay will play the double bass, Campbell Adkin on guitar and Sunni (the owner) is a jazz singer and often does a number. Kaiki is the master chief, but it’s known he can be persuaded to come out from the depths of the kitchen to play his trombone!
Within minutes walk to the Belvoir Theatre, Jazushi makes for the perfect spot for pre theatre dinner or drop by after for a dessert such as the Green Tea Brule or one of the fancy cocktails.
Eclectic menu inspired by the richness of French and spiciness of Japanese, try the Japanese Seafood Platter for 2 at $60, or if you dare the Mix Pie which includes Eel, Oysters and Snapper served with a shot of port $32 or for the less adventurous, the Jazushi Serenade, an assortment of sushi and sashimi on beetroot fishnet $32.
There are 3 rooms within Jazushi. As you enter, the main dining area with 2 dark wood communal tables that seat 24 people, a room with warm tones and chopsticks that are strategically placed on a peanut. The back room, known as the ‘White Leather Room’ is very stylish, and is more dining space and is a bar. Upstairs there is another bar under renovations, due to be complete in a few weeks and will be decked out in fancy furnishings imported from Japan.
Below, the main dining area with 2 communal tables and the ‘White Leather Room’. Tuesday night’s is sort of like a workshop night where you (anyone) can come and bring your sheets of music, pay $5 and sing to your hearts content with the “grandmother of the jazz scene”. Kate Dunbar is a well matured and very talented musician in her 70’s, loves to jam with her muso buddies. They can play just about anything you request, all you have to do is rock up and bring your sheets of music!