Sydney's latest dining destination Tramsheds at Harold Park is now open. Since opening its doors to the public last Thursday, this Mirvac transformed venue has been flooded with food loving punters. That's expected when the likes of Gelato Messina, Bodega 1904, Fish & Co, Belle's Hot Chicken and many others has set-up their spaces here. But I had my eyes on Osaka Trading Co. (OTC) as my restaurant to commemorate my first Tramshed experience.
The awesome team behind the award winning small bar Tokyo Bird and Head Chef Shota Sato (ex-Bar H Head Chef) is the driving force behind Osaka Trading Co. Just like the entire Tramsheds, OTC has industrial interior and fittings with contemporary finish. Wall displays of whisky and sake bottles and boxes was a nice touch. Though OTC is an izakaya in essence, they are more focused on the food. That's because they want to be a reflection of Osaka, which is Japan's culinary center. From what we tried from the lunch menu, they have achieved that desired aim.
The karaage chicken with Japanese tartare and rice ($17) was an absolute winner! The meat was so flavoursome with notes of ginger and possibly shio koji. The batter was crisped and almost flaky-like.
sushi rice bowl ($20) tastes as good as it looks. This bowl just made the
beautiful produce speak for itself. A vibrant mix of fresh sashimi and pickles
complimented by sesame seeds and perfect sushi rice.
|Chirashi sushi rice|
The katsu sando ($17) here is one of the best I've had. The tonkatsu was on point with its crunchy coating and beautifully cooked fatty pork. The sweet, caramel-ish and salty tonkatsu sauce gave this sandwich extra umami.
Tip: Purchase anything from Supamart and you can get your onsite parking ticket validated for 90mins free parking.
Osaka Trading Co.
Tramsheds at Harold Park
1 Dalgal Way
Forest Lodge, NSW 2037
PHONE: 02 8880 0765
Monday to Thursday :12 pm - 10 pm
Friday:12 pm - 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday:11 am - 11pm