restaurant reviews

Oceans – Japanese

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After a few drinks (non alcoholic beverages!) at Clancy’s Fish Pub we went to Oceans for a relaxed meal. Oceans is a Japanese restaurant. It is a laid back restaurant, not a fancy pancy dine in. I ordered the Katsu chicken box which consisted of a salad, rice, miso soup and chicken Katsu. The restaurant is fairly small with not many tables. I like the decorations such as the ukuleles and the surf board over the kitchen saying “Oceans.” It took about six minutes for the food to arrive. The service is great. They serve it in a box with three compartments for the salad, rice and chicken, with the miso on the side. They gave me eight pieces of chicken. The deep-fried chicken was crunchy and very tasty – some of the best chicken Katsu I have ever had. The salad had carrot, lettuce, tomato and corn. The dressing was wonderful. The rice was just rice. The miso was tasty, but not awesome. I have eaten the chicken Katsu many times and it has been consistent every time. YUMMY.

I know one dish isn’t much to go on but I rate the Chicken Katsu…14

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HAYASHI – Japanese


A nice waiter took us to a table in the middle of the restaurant. We sat down and made a choice of Gyoza for entree and chicken teriyaki plus Yaki Udon noodles. The restaurant was nicely lit. It was a relaxed, casual looking restaurant. It was about fifteen minutes before the Gyoza came out which I thought was a minimal wait. We were given six Gyozas which meant three each. They looked good. They were light and fluffy with good texture, but not something that screams OMG. They were good, but not amazing. The chicken teriyaki came ten minutes after the Gyoza, as did the Yaki Udon noodles and rice. The teriyaki chicken was nicely cooked. It was succulent and moist. The salad was really refreshing. The dressing was fabulous. The salad was mostly cabbage and carrots. The Yaki Udon noodles had beef, cabbage, carrots and noodles. The noodles were fat. The noodles were really nice. They yelled a lot of flavour. The beef didn’t really stand out that much. I thought it was a bit tough. I found the beef average. I would recommend Oceans near Coles in Fremantle. They make fabulous Katsu chicken as well.


13 – Good

1-5 Horrible, 6-8 Not worth it, 9-10 Average, 11-13 good, 14-15 Very good, 16-17 Awesome, 18-20 Perfect