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(Closed) Akashi Japanese Restaurant (Vivocity)

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Address: #B2-07-09, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 098585

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

Daily: 11:30 - 23:00

+65 63769972
$31 based on 36 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Lunch (10 votes), Business Dining (5 votes)
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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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• 18 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Go only if you enjoy horribly inconsistent and stale food.

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Also, this place is not closed at all. 
 
i have never written reviews in my life, but this joker of a Japanese restaurant has finally lit my inspiraion.

 2 weeks prior my most recent visit, I visited the restaurant in the evening for dinner with a friend and was suitably impressed by the fresh food, decent presentation and good taste. The edamame was crisp and well salted. The tempura was freshly prepared and the sashimi, delightful.
 
 Encouraged by the experience, I revisited the restaurant this weekend with my husband early in the morning for brunch. Upon seating, we were offered some very overcooked and bland edamames to my dismay. After which, we ordered the Akashi Bento (what I ordered the previous time) and my husband tried the Gyu Don as well as some Gyozas.
 
 At $10, the gyozas are by FAR the MOST DISGUSTING gyozas I had ever eaten. They arrived on our table broken and soggy. I liken the texture of the skin to that over poorly dissolved cornflour in gravy.
 
 I sampled one piece of the gyudon and found the beef in the gyudon to be tougher than leather. 
 
 The Akashi Bento was a joke complete with octopus sashimi that was so dry and stale I thought I was having dried octopus instead of sashimi. Even the rice was cooked with too much water and was gluey in an unpalatable manner. The soup was tasteless and the beancurds (or whatever those ribbons are supposed to be) tasted meek and stale.
 
It doesn't take a Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, or whoever to figure out that you jokers are serving leftover c*** from the night before to your early morning customers. If you don't have any respect for the food you prepare, at least don't think every customer who eats out in an idiot. I will never set foot in this restaurant again. 


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• 25 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

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

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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 our main courses were great, but the portion for both were small. Did not expect myself to order the porridge (due to limited variety) though. As for the fried rice, I would rather dine it elsewhere given their portion and price.

Sushi, it was fresh but it appears that no strength was exerted onto the making of the rice and the ebi. Therefore, the rice came apart and some ebi were dropped on the table.

Lastly, the service encountered by the cashier was bad as she had accidentally knocked over the cup of green tea while collecting back the check book and without any apology. No apology because the cup was empty?

By the way, personally I will prefer without the use of iPad ordering system, takes much time in browsing through the menu.

Also, do perform cleaning to the exposed ceiling in the restaurant as dust are obvious.

Luckily we did not spent much on our first visit here.
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• 13 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 20 followers

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

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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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