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(Closed) Akashi Japanese Restaurant (Vivocity)

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Akashi Japanese Restaurant serves sushi, sashimi, bento, noodle and other dishes.

Daily: 11:30 - 23:00

63769972
$31 based on 35 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Lunch (10 votes), Business Dining (5 votes)
The Hungry Bunny

Fairly value-for-money, alright fare, but stick to the sets

For more reviews, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/07/akashi-japanese-restaurant-vivocity.html

When held up against Sushi Tei (the market leader in mid-range, mass-market Japanese chain restaurants, in my opinion), Akashi does distinguish itself with a few standouts, and occasionally levels up on par. Also, I find Akashi best at their cooked foodstuffs set meals offerings, as these are most value-for-money.  

We had:

1) Ebi Tempura Maki No Pitan Zoe ($5.80): a fusion of Japanese and Chinese flavours, with a fried breadcrumbed prawn wrapped with avocados, seaweed, fish roe and topped with century egg dice. A must-order if you love century egg.

2) Shake Kawa Maki ($3.80) - salmon skin with raw salmon, rolled with fine spring onions and sesame seeds: ok

3) Spider Maki ($4.80) - deep-fried soft shell crab and avocado sushi roll: nice 

4) Spicy Shake Maki ($3.80) - spicy salmon seaweed roll: lively and spicy 

5) Spicy Tuna Maki ($4.80) - tuna version of the Spicy Shake Maki. Purely as a matter of preference, I preferred the tuna version.

6) In general, the nigiri were more elegantly done than the maki sushi. The Spicy Salmon Gunkan ($1.20 per pc) tempered the heat of the spicy salmon with the heavy creaminess of mayo.

7) Hotate Mayo Tobiko Gunkan ($1.80 per pc) - scallop, mayo and fish roe: refreshing 

8) Although every table has a platter of Edamame ($2) by the time you're seated, beware that these are chargeable, and not complimentary. These looked malnourished, and were a little anemic and rather forgettable.

9) Yaki Meshi ($6) - fried rice choc-a-bloc with squid and prawns and scrambled eggs, and redolent of fragrant garlic.

10) Gyu Don Set ($16) - beef rice bowl was highlighted by a perfectly glorious poached egg

11) Sukiyaki Set ($16): silky beef ribbons set bubbling in a pre-heated pot with a melange of greens, tofu, shitake, carrots, glass noodles, was rich with the sweetened oniony broth. Some people prefer to dip their meats in the raw egg before

12) Saba Shioyaki Set ($16) - a slab of beautifully grilled mackerel sided by grated radish, rice, soup and freshly cut watermelons.
 
13) Tenzaru Cha Soba Set ($16): wasn't the best I've had, what with a more flour-based batter than tempura batter, and overdone, dried out prawns, but it was substantial.

14) Dobinmushi ($10) - teapot soup sweetened by shimeiji, prawns and clams and fishcake: delicate and nuanced

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25 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointed over the variety & quality of food, as well as service standards

Visited the restaurant for dinner yesterday as it was my first time dining there. The variety of food for Don & Udons were very limited and we ended up ordering Yaki Meshi (fried rice) and Shake Zousui (porridge) for the two of us. On top of that, we got Tobiko Gunkan and Ebi Sushi.

The quality of
13 Aug 2014 • 575 reviews • 21 followers

Fairly value-for-money, alright fare, but stick to the sets

For more reviews, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/07/akashi-japanese-restaurant-vivocity.html

When held up against Sushi Tei (the market leader in mid-range, mass-market Japanese chain restaurants, in my opinion), Akashi does distinguish itself with a few standouts, and
Sashimi Salmon & Salmon Belly
25 May 2014 • 319 reviews • 54 followers

Good Quality Japanese Food

Full Akashi Japanese Restaurant review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/akashi-japanese-restaurant.html


Operating under the Akashi Group of restaurants, Akashi Japanese Restaurant focuses on serving fresh, high quality sushi, sashimi, and Japanese shabu shabu at decent
21 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Reasonable food, bad service

I visited Akashi on a Monday evening, and while the set meals are reasonable value given that the food is actually pretty good, the service staff really need to communicate and coordinate better with one another. I passed my card to a waitress to process my bill and proceeded to check my email.
30 Dec 2013 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Oishi!!!! Great Japanese food with reasonable price!

My experience in Akashi restaurant was delightful! all the food i ordered was great! FULL REVIEW: http://alxlovefood.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/akashi-oishii-oishii/