Down in Coopers Plains, south of Brisbane city and close to Griffith University's Nathan campus, is a Japanese restaurant that’s putting a firecracker under the local dining scene with its big list of great value and great tasting dishes. Weekly specials push prices even lower, and lure in a lot of customers to Karakusa’s Orange Grove Road premises. With this in mind, and sushi, sashimi and sundry delicacies of Japanese cuisine on your mind, be sure to make an advance booking to avoid disappointment.
A popular lunch special at Karakusa Japanese Restaurant down in Coopers Plains gets you three sushi rolls, a donburi rice bowl dish and a drink for an incredibly good price. Take your pick from all manner of hand-rolled sushi, and rice bowls like teriyaki chicken or pork, karaage fried chicken, vegetable tempura and more. Of course, no Japanese restaurant in Brisbane worth its salted edamame would be complete without a couple of highly recommended dishes.
Here at Orange Grove Road it’s got to be the okonomiyaki, the famous Osakan, layered savoury pancake, and the kushiyaki, spicy chicken or pork skewers cooked to perfection over a charcoal grill. Karakusa’s sashimi platter is a good default option if you can’t decide what to order at this popular Japanese restaurant in Coopers Plains. Still amazing value compared to other Japanese restaurants in Brisbane, Karakusa’s platter gets you salmon, scallops, squid and octopus, prawn and fish roe.