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Maki Maki

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published September 14th 2015
Update December 10th 2017
This restaurant is no longer trading.

Maki Maki was one of my favourite places to eat at while I was studying at Adelaide University as it offers Japanese cuisine that are both delicious and affordable. Service is also very efficient with the food getting served to you within a relatively short time. We only discovered this eating place because it is located directly opposite the lifts to Gawler car park, where we used to park our car.

Each member of our family has his/her favourite dish from Maki Maki. My favourite dish is the Crispy Chicken Curry, which consists of Karaage Chicken served with Japanese curry and rice. The Karaage Chicken was cooked just right with the Japanese curry complementing it wonderfully. The curry also had generous chunks of potato and carrot which was a good partner to the chicken.

Maki Maki, Crispy Chicken Curry, Adelaide
Crispy Chicken Curry

My mother and sister's favourite dish is their Udon. Maki Maki serves their Udon with either Tempura or Crispy Chicken. During our last visit, my mother ordered their Tempura Udon. The Udon noodles were cooked to al dente and the soup enhanced its flavour without being too salty. The tempura that accompanied the Udon was fried to golden brown and while it is normally served with the Udon noodles, we were able to get it served separately so the crispy coating of the tempura is not marred by the soup.

Maki Maki, Tempura Udon, Adelaide
Tempura Udon

My father's favourite is the Roasted Chicken Donburi. Despite its name, the roasted chicken in the Roasted Chicken Donburi is actually Teriyaki Chicken, not the roasted chicken that Westerners are familiar with. However, the chicken was tender with just the right amount of flavour from the Teriyaki sauce. A few spinach leaves and a drizzling of Japanese mayonnaise completed the dish.

Maki Maki, Roasted Chicken Donburi, Adelaide
Roasted Chicken Donburi

In addition to their hot food, Maki Maki also serves sushi if you like something a bit lighter. Ambience of the place is what you would expect from a small café with a decent amount of seating space. It is also conveniently located close to two undercover parking locations, Gawler Place's U-Park and the carpark located within the nearby Myers Centre.

Maki Maki, Adelaide
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When: Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm
Phone: 08 8231 9334
Where: Parc Arcade, Rundle Mall, Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000
Cost: About $8 per dish
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I eat Japanese food all the time...however a Japanese curry is a new one on me. Must look out for it:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 1721 days ago
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