• Oki2Go (Acland St, St Kilda)

My friend really likes Oki2Go.  She described it to me as the best Japanese restaurant.  Ok, maybe I am a snob but I really didn’t think it was that good.  There is always the problem of raising expectation too high only to be disappointed, and that is what happened.

Don’t get me wrong.  Oki2Go is not terrible.  But comparing it to somewhere like Aoba, it’s just not up to scratch.

The service was pleasant.  The staff were friendly and helpful.  We ordered greens with mushrooms to share, fried rice (which is the favourite dish of my friend, not me), then for main I had tofu bento while she had tofu steak.

The greens were a little too oily, but fresh.

The bento box was well done with several different flavours.  The tofu was firm rather than silken.  The predominantly radish salad seemed very healthy, and the tempura had a long carrot half with the usual staple tempura veggies.

Whilst the fried rice had a pleasant wok flavour, I am not a fan of this dish (always associating it with leftovers).

The tofu steak was a full-on protein slab: filling and agreeably flavoured.

With some plum wine and good company, I enjoyed the meal, but found it to be nothing outstanding.

92 Acland St
St Kilda  3182
03 9534 8879

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