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“We only live along the road and had never popped in before”
Review of Teriyaki Boy

Teriyaki Boy
Ranked #26 of 141 Restaurants in Balmain
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Balmain
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Its been our loss... this evening we saw an empty table and decided tonight was to the night.
Teriyaki Boy may be a small restaurant but its big with smiling staff - a smile says a lot to us...
A well laid out simple menu with assorted entrees and main with a big blackboard of specials.
We are into flavours and entrees - so our order was simple, pan fried goysu - some spinach served cold .. sounds odd perhaps to some readers but it was nothing short of divine!
and then the Lotus root chips... Extraordinarily interesting - why does my own wasabe mayo not taste like that?

The boss as a fish addict, she ordered a dinner box - a mix of chicken teriyaki, sashimi, tempura prawns and beautiful tempura'd vegetables, with Miso and a bowl of rice... I was astounded she ate so much - any loved everything.
My choice the wafu steak.... like other reviewers I'd rather not say it was gobsmackingly beautiful and cooked to perfection... but it was!

We thought Teriyaki Boy food was honest price - different to others sufficiently to make us want to experiment again with further menu choices ... We've had memorable meals in three hats ... we're fine with those ... but Teriyaki Boy Balmain is a little place that is well beyond 'just very good' in their niche...

Their simple service, presentation and smiles actually put some of Sydney premium restaurants to shame.

Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu

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Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

As a local, I really don't want to write a positive review. This should be kept a secret for locals only.
Nonetheless despite this, this is a place to go if you feel you want to eat something beyond sushi/sashimi.
Don't get me wrong, it's good here too, but frankly, you can go anywhere to eat satisfactory sushi/sashimi.
However, if you want to go beyond it, then try the Wafu steak, Wafu salad, yaki gyozas (best in Sydney I believe, which is no mean feat), amongst many others.
Mihoko is a beautiful, charming and welcoming host.
Aim for $30-50 per head and is BYO.
It is located convenient to public transport on Darling St, Balmain with handy street parking on weekdays. It closes early-ish so finish before 9.30-10pm.
Happy eating!

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Thank Meloie
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Gold stars all round for Teriyaki Boy. Relaxed comfortable bring your own local restaurant, offering japanese with a twist- Caesar salad with light wasabi mayo and crunchy little tempura bits-wagyu sliced wafer thin- crab dumplings heavenly. Great service from Miko- very friendly and efficient. Value is great too- $10-15 entrees, $20-25 mains. Corkage $2.50 per person.

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Thank roger h
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Great service and fantastic food from this small restaurant in Darling st Balmain.
The steamed mud crab dim sims are the best!

Thank GordonT
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

We regularly go to Teriyaki Boy, the food is always fresh and tasty. Service is always great, and for the price it doesn't get much better!

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Thank Shanep23
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