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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

+65 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 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.
13 Aug 2014 • 579 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 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
Sashimi Salmon & Salmon Belly
25 May 2014 • 324 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 prices.

Ambience at Akashi Japanese Restaurant is casual and comfortable, with decor in the Japanese style... quite zen. Wood and panelling is prominent throughout. Part of the appeal is the sushi bar, where you can watch chefs prepare the fresh sushi and sashimi!

I like the service at Akashi Japanese Restaurant. Staff top up drinks without being asked, and ordering is done via tablets. Food is also served pretty quickly, you rarely have to wait long even during peak periods. However, it seems odd that Akashi Japanese Restaurant makes diners self-pay at the cashier, rather than serving the bill to the table.

Specialities at Akashi Japanese Restaurant include their Sushi and Sashimi. Freshness is key here, and all the dishes I sampled had very fresh ingredients, treated with respect and allowed to shine through on the palate. Portions are nicely sized for 1 - 2 people, though prices can escalate quickly if you order more.

The Sashimi Salmon & Salmon Belly is beautifully sliced thick. Very fresh, the fattiness comes through in the taste. Excellent!

Interestingly, the Agedashi Tofu here is served With 4 Toppings, including seaweed strips, spring onions, white daikon radish, and bonita fish flakes. Unusual pairings, but they work quite well, with the crisp exterior and soft tofu interior.

I felt the Gyoza was probably the weakest dish here. The filling is loose and scanty / not tightly packed, and not too tasty. Skip this.
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. Ten minutes later no-one seemed to understand me when I said I was waiting for the bill to return so that I could sign it. It turned out the card was stashed in a folder along with all the other empty ones with the bill seemingly not processed. This doesn't make any sense to me and I wasn't pleased at my time being wasted for no reason.
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/