The quiet Sunday before the Happy Hour
Twice now I've visited the Beer Bar. They also have Japanese whisky if that's your tipple. A fine range of beers too, as you'd expect.
What you might not expect is food of a quality which can be understated as tasty, interesting and moreish.
Instead of waiting ages, the share size plates are speedily provided while you enjoy a drink.
The menu ranges from dead set Japanese such as pork jowls to the most perfect Western adaptations including kipfler potato wedges baked in their skins with Japanese mayo which is simply divine.
The wide range of dishes range in price from $7-12, with larger servings of other foods for an ever so little more.
The good folk waiting and in charge offer informed advice on what to eat and drink if you're unsure and contribute to the experience without being in your face.
Does all this sound positive? I'm trying not to play it up, the ambience, music and feeling of this intimate eatery drinkery (or the other way round) I'd prefer to keep on the QT.
Go to the Sunday happy hour instead between 3-5pm, leave the lunchtime delights to likes of me who prefer fewer folk. Sorry... not!
Bar Wa Izakaya is a breathing, living, fresh place to enjoy any day of the week.