If you read my blog about our Christmas getaway to Mandurah – this is Part 2 😉
On New Years Eve – we went to Taku Japanese Kitchen for dinner, it was a small place off the main strip that I’ve never noticed before, but we thought to give it a shot as we hadn’t booked anywhere for dinner. The Teriyaki Chicken Set I had was tasty and burger boy’s Katsu Chicken was nice too, I probably wouldn’t have gone off the street but saw a good review on urbanspoon.
Nothing special but a better choice in Mandurah especially on New Years Eve – I really would have liked to have gone back to M on The Point which had a New Year’s Eve party for a mere $10 entry but burger boy wanted to keep this year relatively low key and being his birthday the following day I did not want to object. I did think drinks/food more on the expensive side for a casual Japanese restaurant ($17.50 for my Teriyaki Set and I think my aloe vera canned drink was about $3) – maybe if they decked it out a little, then I’d be happy to pay the price, though I must say I didn’t notice many Japanese restaurants around Mandurah, so they probably can get away with charging what they do.
Anyway after Japanese, from the balcony of the Brighton Hotel enjoying a beer, we saw burger boy’s family wandering around looking for dinner, so we headed down. They felt like a burger, so burger boy took this opportunity to recommend trying a new one we had noticed over the week, the family took the risk and tried Bernies Burger Bar (16/14 Pinjarra Road), which I think looks more like a Kebab Shop but despite taking a little while, the burgers were actually quite tasty. As my blog title suggests – burger boy couldn’t help himself and had a Beef Master burger with chips also (this is after his Katsu Chicken, parts of my Teriyaki Chicken meal and a couple of beers)!! For $10 or so, these burgers were definitely worth trying.