Shiranui lunch special in Glen Waverley 5

Ah Shiranui. I love that it is in Glen Waverley – the only problem is getting a seat, especially for impromptu lunches. They offer a lunch menu which is really value for money – the price range is somewhere between $14-20 or so with a great selection of their usual dishes featuring on the lunch menu too. Now I don’t have a photo of their lunch menu but I remember seeing a fantastic tataki salad and curry tonkatsu being served.

If you have ever been to Shiranui you will understand our excitement when we were able to get a seat for lunch without a booking. We even managed to sit at the booth and enjoyed watching the chefs at work.

We ordered the unagi don (eel rice) – a succulent and juicy eel with a bed of egg strands on top of rice and the chirashi zushi sashimi set. The latter came with chawanmushi and miso soup. I thought the chawanmushi was excellent but my lunch companion felt komeyui’s was nicer - seems like I need to try this restaurant! The chirashi zushi basically is sushi rice mixed in with flavorings and loaded with a generous portion of sashimi.



A fantastic lunch deal in the south eastern suburbs. Note you can still order from their full menu – I saw one table getting the beef onigiri as well as the seared salmon. Can’t wait to go for dinner again. I hear the omakase is exceptionally good and the waitress last time said they had oyster sushi.


I found some old photos of previous lunches at Shiranui – DSLR photos turn out nicer:)  I think we got the Gyuudon (beef rice) which was fantastic.  A very generous portion – I think we could have shared this between the two of us except that if we did that we’d be missing out on the Chirashi zushi set.

Shiranui: Gyuudon beef rice Shiranui: chirashi zushi Shiranui: chirashi zushi


Update 9 March 2014:

I’m always happy when they say there’s a table available.  This time we were seated at the counter – we don’t mind this at all – we get to marvel at how swiftly the chef can fillet a fish and his knife work.

Here’s a photo of the lunch menu – it’s actually from a while ago so I think by now they’ve increased most items by $1 – oh well.  Still worth it!

Surprisingly for the price, you also get some appetisers which from the last few times have been a refreshing lightly dressed spaghetti and pickles.

It is also funny that we always order the same things.  Shame for exploring other options but I guess this time I had my DSLR so the photos are better! We did manage to try their tempura udon soup.  Lovely tempura at a fraction of the price served at dinner. And with udon! What’s there not to love.

We tried their momoyaki chicken a while back – sticky and sweet.  Wonderful with rice.

Unagi don again. Comes with miso soup.

Chirashi zushi this time with a better camera.  It comes with chawanmushi if you order the set – lovely as ever.


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