Daily: 11:00 - 22:00
Itacho Sushi offers delicious sushi made from seasonal fresh fish such as tuna and first class ingredients which chefs instantly prepare upon order. The restaurant has a fast food setting and is a hit among the younger diners.
Feeling like a piping hot bowl of noodle soup, we finally returned to try the udon, and was surprised to find a very short queue despite it being a Sunday. The crowd seemed to have dwindled a lot since the mall first opened.
Our initial visit was several months ago and gone were the multi-colored order chits. We needed to fill in only one this time but unfortunately had to endure a painfully slow service.
Even though we planned to steer clear of sushi due to a prior experience with lacklustre and overpriced ones, we decided to order two that were on promotion.
Both spicy seafood salad warship ($1.20×2) and spicy salmon inari sushi ($1.50×2) were tasty enough if not particularly memorable.
The platter of sushi was the only dish that came in a timely manner, the rest simply took too long and too many reminders before making an appearance half an hour later.
We certainly didn’t expect to wait so long for a drink. The blended green mocha with red bean (with milk) ($3.50) contained ice which was very coarse though there’s an intense matcha flavor.
K’s udon with pork cartilage in pork soup ($10.50) had tender meat and kelp in a light, yet rich broth, but the taste was nothing like that of the typical tonkotsu stock – a refreshing change.
Craving something tangy, I settled on udon with mushroom in tomato soup ($9.50). There’s a mixture of succulent mushroom with kelp and tomato in a slightly thicker soup and we likened it to Campbell’s though not in a bad way.
We enjoyed the thick wheat noodle, which was kinda dense with a chewy texture. Portion size was a little small so it’s good we supplemented it with sushi and snacks (which we ate during the long wait).
Total damage: $34
Itacho Sushi; a sushi place located at Jcube. Itacho Sushi was once one of my favorite place for sushi in the past. However, it seems like nowadays their standard and quality of food have been dropping. And not only that, I feel the service quality has also went down. For customer who go there for their promo menu sushi will likely be disappointed as majority of the sushi is not available, sadly it has happened for quite a couple of times.
Staff did not inform us that some of our orders were not available. This made us wait in vain.
We also witnessed a staff who spilled a cup of drink, but still went ahead to serve the cup to a customer without cleaning it up. As for the food, the sashimi handrolls no longer contain mayo in them, but a sauce that tasted more like salad dressing. They also started charging $1 for exrra mayo.