D’s Authentic Japanese, Connolly

D's Authentic Japanese, Connolly

I’ve said it before – D’s Authentic Japanese is a local gem. The once teeny tiny restaurant opposite Gipsy Boy soon outgrew its spot and moved to a serene spot in suburban Connolly. The dining room overlooks a Japanese water garden and is the scene of organised calm. There’s boxes to organise handbags (is that good fung shui?!) and efficient waiters with earpieces.

D's Authentic Japanese, Connolly

The Food

We were there for a lovely friend’s big 4-0. The lunch specials offer great value for money. Each of the main dishes are accompanied by fresh salad, rice and warm miso soup. On the menu there’s lots to choose from, teriyaki, katsu and more. My Wagyu Teriyaki ($28) was delicious, I did struggle a bit with the chopsticks… it had been a while since last using them! Once positive though, it makes me eat a lot slower. I had time to really savour the meaty flavour of the thinly sliced beef and sautéed cabbage.


The grilled salmon teriyaki is very well cooked and accompanied with a tasty dressed salad, rice and miso soup. Great value at $20. Chopsticks are provided, though you are welcome to request a knife and fork if you don’t want to struggle to use them!


For dessert I loved the Yuzu cheesecake (GF). The baked cheesecake is served with a tasty blackcurrant sorbet. I really relished the chance to eat such a yummy dessert – I don’t have many cheesecakes these days being gluten intolerant.

D's Authentic Japanese, Connolly

The birthday girl enjoyed a sweet homemade Wasanbon Caramel ice cream presented in beautiful hand-made bowls. Wasanbon is a fine grained Japanese sugar, traditionally used in high-end Japanese cuisine.

D's Authentic Japanese, Connolly

D’s Authentic Japanese is easily the best Japanese spot in the outer northern suburbs of Perth . The fresh produce used is excellent quality and the service is friendly, if not a bit business-like. I hear amazing things about their famous tuna parties that they hold from time to time. Check their FB page for deets.


D’s Authentic Japanese is fully licenced and also offers some delicious Japanese style teas. It’s well worth seeking out for an authentic Japanese meal.

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