Location: 132 Prospect Road, Prospect
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: 0435 130 689

There’s a new Japanese fusion restaurant in town called Koyo in Prospect, Adelaide.. I wanted to try this cafe because lots of foodies were talking about it on social media but I must say it was a bit of a disappointment.

We had the dry ramen, katsu burger, wagyu burger, okonomiyaki and riccotta hotcakes. The menu was more modern Japanese fusion rather than traditional Japanese.

+ Dry ramen (9/10). This was by far my favourite dish of the day from Koyo. Loved the black tare sauce that was poured over the top of the ramen. It was so delicious and the ramen was well cooked. I hadn’t had dry ramen before so it was a bit unusual but it was so good. The pork was so tender and just melts in your mouth. Enjoyed the traditional soft boiled egg. Yummy! Definitely recommend this dish.

Katsu burger

+ Katsu burger (8/10) was very nice. The chicken was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Loved the seasoning on it with cheese and the special sauce. It was so good. The chips were nice, thick and crunchy.


+ Okonomiyaki (4/10) was overcooked so it was burnt and hard to cut. It was also hard to eat so not very nice. It’s suppose to be fluffy on the inside but it wasn’t so I was really disappointed with this dish.

Riccotta hotcakes

+ Riccotta hotcakes (6/10) was not the best riccotta hotcakes as it was too heavy and dense on the inside. The texture was more like a cake and it was a bit grainy. It would have been better with ice cream as it was a bit dry. On the plus side it was nice with the fresh fruit and honeycomb.

+ Wagyu burger (2/10) was so bad. I didn’t take a photo of it because we didn’t like it. We complained about it as when we tasted it the beef was soft, mushy and the pickles were very overpowering. We didn’t know what smelt off but it did and so we complained.

Favourite dish: dry ramen (9/10)
Worse dish: wagyu beef burger (2/10).

Restaurant rating: 6 out of 10. Modern Japanese fusion eatery that is nice for its looks but the flavour and texture of the food needs improving. Hopefully they will try to improve as we do love the concept. It’s the type of cafe that has spent more money on the interior to try to attract customers rather than concentrating on the food.

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