Maybe I'm Naive •
20 Nov 2011 • 279 reviews • 45 followers
Have passed by this place many times but never try it until today. Was nearby doing the weekly grocery shopping and decided to come here for the late lunch. It was not crowded when we arrived and were immediately ushered to a table.
The restaurant was brightly lighted with many nice and tempting dummy plastic bowls and plates or Japanese dishes being hang on the wall. It was very decorative and nice! In addition, the restaurant was played nice songs, western oldies and evergreens, which I like very much, though I feel it will be better if it can play Japanese music and songs, especially those J-drama songs.
As we had some curry dishes yesterday, we decided to drop the curry dishes (though it is a curry restaurant) but ordered the Chicken Katsu and Teriyaki Bento sets instead.
We felt the Bento were very nicely cooked. Not only they were nicely decorated with lots of greens and vegetables, the chicken were very well marinated and deep fried. The sauces that came with them was heavenly. I must commend on the Teriyaki Chicken, which was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy and the sauce was good. Very flavourful and yet not salty or too sweet! We were also given 2 extra pieces of Tempura and Chicken Nuggets for our Bento sets. We requested for mayaonnaise and tartart sauces and I added lots of chilli powder into the rice and it was just fantastic!
The miso soup was ok and not salty.
We also order a Strawberry Yuzu, a similiar to soft-drink beverage. It was refreshing and gassy but I felt it was a bit too sweet. It came with some almond jelly and a cherry that added the flavour to the drink.
Service was ok as our ice water were being refilled regularly and promptly and our used plates and utensils were promptly cleared. While some staff were smileful and overly polite, there were a few who had "no facial expressions" when we thanked them for serving our food and refilling our drinks and had no responses.
Value for money? Good. With the quality and quantity of food, it was worth it.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal here and will come back again to try the curry dishes!