When I was down this way a couple of months ago, we got some takeaway Japanese from a local cafe/restaurant and it was quite enjoyable, so I was looking forward to taking Hubs there next time we were staying here. As soon as I made the plans to come down, I started looking forward to taking Hubs for a nice dinner out. You see, it took us 8 months to find a really nice place to go out in Townsville. We were recommended this Japanese restaurant and it did not disappoint. In fact, it was one of the best meals Hubs and I had had out all year. Although the ambiance was a bit lacking, the service wasn’t great, and the clientele was varied, the food was fresh and delicious. Like, seriously amazing. Every dish that came out was a work of art, and was hot and so tasty.
Tonight’s meal? Not so much. The entrees were pretty nice, but they just didn’t have that light, freshness that this other place had. And the main meals were huge and heavy, rather than light and delicate. There were some lovely flavours there, and the ambiance, service, and company of course were lovely (Hubs’ Mum joined us) so overall it was an enjoyable evening, but I won’t be rushing back for the main courses unfortunately.
Regardless, it’s lovely having Hubs with us again, and we have a whole week of holiday to look forward to. And I’m sure there will be lots of lovely meals, not to mention coffees, shared in that time.