Restaurant: Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
Location: 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. +61 2 9247 2937
Date: December 20, 2017
Rating: Excellent neighborhood Italian
For our first night in Australia we just rolled around Circular Quay to a well rated seafood place. This isn’t fancy or incredibly memorable, but it is fairly typical of modern Australian cuisine.
Great location right on the Quay.
They had oyster shots on the menu so I figured I’d give them a try. I figured they’d be more like oyster shooters (i.e. more savory) and instead they are pretty serious shots of alcohol with oysters in them. So as such, I didn’t really enjoy them because they are mostly 80 proof!
Original. Spicy tomato juice, vodka, layered, celery, cracked pepper.
Margarita. Salt rim glass, tequila, cointreau, lemon juice.
Tokyo Ginger. Wasabi, citrus vodka, and a dash of soy.
Mojito. Brown sugar rim, lime juice, dark rum and mint.
Rocket and parmesan salad. They LOVE rocket (arugula to us Americans) in Australia. I happen to like it myself too.
Scallops, yuzu, togarashi chili, chives. Crudo of scallops with a strong Japanese powdered spice sauce. I liked these a lot. Used the bread on the oil.
San Coy Bau, Wagyu beef, tiger prawns, peanuts, chili and witlof. Endive basically with a slightly Szechuan (broad bean) mean and prawn chop. Quite nice.
Simple pasta for my son.
Grilled king salmon, roasted carrots, green harissa. The sauce was sweetish not spicy and my wife really liked this dish (she’s a connoisseur of salmon preps).
Overall, a fine meal. Nothing earth shattering, but great atmosphere and solid local food.