11 Dec 2014
Reservation was made 1 week in advance for 2 for a weekday evening. And of the 5 seating areas available (sushi, teppanyaki, robatayaki, ramen & dining and bar), I requested for sushi counter seats.
Upon arriving at Hide Yamamoto
, we could see the robatayaki counter behind the glass shop front. And to get to the sushi counter, the staff led us past the dining area, the teppanyaki counter and through a short corridor. The short journey to the secluded sushi counter made us feel like we were being led to VIP seats. Ha.
Although we were seated at the sushi counter, we could order anything from the menu. Just that if we were to order a dish from the teppanyaki menu, we won’t get to see the (teppanyaki) chef in action. Duh.
And from the menu (pages 1
), we ordered:-
1) Seasonal tasting course, $168
(A) Homemade soba noodle with caviar
(B) Seasonal 7 kinds of appetizers from sushi counter
– Truffle egg flan with fresh sea urchin and snow crab.
Upon served, the staff told us to mix it well before eating as the crab was right at the bottom. And just as we were about to tuck in, our friendly (sushi) chef Alfred told us to be careful cause it was going to be hot. And indeed, the bowl was hot. Haha. This was really good. Can’t think of a better combination with my favourite uni, crab and truffle.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here:PART2
It was an enjoyable dinner. While everything tasted good, it was the sushi which stood out for us. Now, I am not exactly a sushi person. I prefer sashimi over sushi since I try to skip on my carb(ohydrates). Haha. But the sushi prepared by chef Alfred Liew were so
good. Especially the botan shrimp sushi. I kid not when I say my girlfriend and I were left speechless after every bite of our sushi-s. We would be nodding our heads and going “Mmm!!!” That good.
So in light of their well-executed sushi, I would strongly recommend coming for Hide Yamamoto
’s weekday lunch if one can. They have really affordable lunch set menu
with options of $48, $68 and $88 for the nigiri sushi.
And we were taken good care of by sushi chef Alfred Liew. He often checked on us although we were too shy to make conversations. Haha. I mean, to sit counter seats, it’s also to interact with the chefs. Right? And it was very nice of chef Alfred as he advised us not to order too much (else we wouldn’t be able to finish the food) when we were ordering additional orders for sushi through him. And he was correct. It was a good thing we heeded his advise and not go for third round of sushi cause when the chicken came, we were so full!Hide Yamamoto
, it’s definitely a restaurant I will recommend. With a bottle of sake, my girlfriend and I spent $260 (after service charge and GST) each which we felt was reasonable for the wonderful dining experience we had.
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