When dining out in Japanese restaurants, however, I never understood why people would order chicken karaage, since (at least in Sydney) they are normally pretty dry and bland, give me my KFC anytime! Why would you order that when there are other more delicious stuff like tonkatsu, tempura, etc etc...
BUT, there is one exception to this.
Chikyuya, which literally translates into the restaurant earth, is located at the quieter side of Bondi Junction despite being right next to the Westfield. In this restaurant, you won't find those dry and bland pieces of deep fried chicken, but instead...
|Chicken karaage with teriyaki sauce|
I can't remember the prices for the food but they are very reasonable for Japanese food in Sydney (below $15). This place is definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney IMO. They have been in business for many many years, known and loved by locals through the words of mouth, but not very publicised (YET!) for some reason, considering the amazing quality of their food.
Shop 106, 106 Ebley St
Bondi Junction NSW 2022