I want to believe... that all restaurant owners are this nice

8/06/2008 07:20:00 PM

Teriyaki Chicken Bento - $14.50
(Unagidon in the background, $15)

Sakura Japanese Restaurant
91 Kingsway
Glen Waverley

Last night, I went to see The X-Files movie, and my friend with the tickets was running late. We still needed dinner. (No, popcorn doesn't count). I went into the first nearby restaurant that had "TAKEAWAY" written on the window, and ordered and paid for an unagidon for my friend Adri. The donburis seemed a bit pricey for me, so I didn't order anything for myself and waited for the unagidon to arrive. Then, I saw the take-away bentos on the menu. Only $14.50 for that big box! Score. So I ordered one for myself... and started taking out my money, only to realise that I only had $13.50 left in my wallet, and they didn't take cards. Oh, the embarrassment!!! I just said, "Oh whoops, don't worry about it", and wanted to leave straight away, but I still had that unagidon to wait for. Grar! However, the owners were so super nice, and just said, "Don't worry about it, it's only $1, you can pay next time". Can you believe it? I'd never even been there before!

I will be back. And I will tip.

I inhaled my dinner outside the cinema, and it was really good! Miso soup, 2 freshly fried spring rolls, juicy teriyaki chicken, perfect rice, cabbage and carrot salad and some California rolls. I'll trust you all to keep it a secret that I ate all of that in under 4 minutes. As I was downing the last of the miso, Adri rocked up and we ran in, just catching the end of the trailers. PHEW!

As expected, Mulder was awesome, and Scully rocked, but it was the owners at Sakura who left the biggest impression on me.

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  1. Thanks for getting the unagidon Sarah! It was very delicious, pardon the munch munch crunch crunch, in the cinema, it's hard to eat without smearing browness all over your face.

    Memories of those people who laughed when it wasn't funny...and to that farting noise halfway through the film. And waiting for our traditional lemonades for what felt so long my tongue was seasoned to cook itself...should have taken a picture of those!


  2. No worries Adri!! How awesome is Mulder. And Scully. And the general awesomeness of the movie made the running around totally worth it, don't you reckon.

    Billy Connoly is awesome too.

    xox Sarah



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