Yeah, this place is quite good. At first me and my parents were a tad hesitant because one of the reviews I read actually discouraged eating at this place. However, it turned out to be pretty good. The total cost we paid was reasonably cheap for the food, which came in one who big platter. The ice seem clean enough and the vegetables were very fresh. The service was somewhat fast and good. The seats, unlike previously stated, were nicely made, I did not see any patches of tears in the seat. Although the soup contained a little too much MSG, the food was overall quite tasty. Rest assured, we did not experience any puking or aches after this meal. The one of the few downfalls was the amount of space. The table for four had just enough space for three peoples' platters. The platters were very big. This restaurant is a must try.
the starters were interesting; it consist of this almost boiled egg, which eaten with the sweet soy sauce, delicious. it also com with a piece of tofu and a slice of raw fish, did not touch them though, did not really like them.
then came the assorted dumplings which consist of; fish paste fillings, pork and prawn fillings, vege fillings. cooked for the appropriate length of time and they would taste really good, with the right tinge of chewiness of the skin ect, too long and they'll turn super soft or broken.
all of us had chosen the clear soup stock and while i had the beef set, my brother got the mutton set. the beef do not seem that fresh but was still ok when eaten. the mutton on the other hand, was way fresher, though i must say the portion of the beef is quite disappointing, with the vegetables overcrowding the whole portion of the plate and under the meat slices.
the desert, we had the coffee and the vanilla ice cream. i'd prefer the coffee flavored one, kinda different form the ones you get from outside, worth trying.
all in all, nice surrounding, suitable for a family dine out session, palatable food, definitely going back there again!
after seeing the ads on tv all these years and reading all the reviews here; decided to give it a try with my family. drove down and reached the place. looks pretty small; a little worn down, waited at the entrance for about 5 mins nobody serve us ( begin to doubt their overrated services) .
got a seat sat down read thru menu and got disappointed by the selection for each person.. not exactly as exciting as advertised.
nevertheless, ordered seafoodplatter, beef platter and fish platter and the desserts.
food came in large presentation of "useless ICE" for show. ice gives me a "dirty" feeling.
tables seems too small for those extra large display( difficulty to share food with family) ; threw in the food and ate.
puke: crap fish, stench. vegetables arent that fresh. they preprepared them in glasses and it looked and tasted stale.
soup tasted like msg soup. like those i cook instant noodles.
struggle to finish the craps as we had paid a premium for crap food.
that amount of money can be spent at a much better hot pot restaurant. or a hotel buffet.
finally; waited for our desserts hopefully its a consolation but hell; its just some nonsense fruits in some crap syrup not even worth 1 dollar.
i dont understand why there is even a good review at all.
i had tried dozo the one at river valley and it was quite good. but not this one. epic fail.
decors and bench are really old . mine even got masking tapes patched up on the seat. -.-
one word: crap
Was a nice surprised that they are not stingy in portion and quality at all!
Very fresh seafood and vege, yummy soup...at $30 per head...I think it's very value for money...
Though the seatings are not the most comfortable, but the satisfaction on food surpasses all that
The one thing that is always.. and i mean always.. delightful at Dozo, Ju Ju or Tao's is the excellent service you get! The taiwanese and japanese are truly masters at this and hence with a Taiwanese boss at the helm, you can be sure to have a wondrous time at any of the 3 restaurants!
JuJu's modus operandi is similar to its two partners in crime... It usually comes in 5-7 courses at a fixed price with an amuse bouche to start your meal.. At JuJu's we started with a boiled soy egg where we r to poke a hole so that we can pour some soy into it to savor the egg .. Quite some work for a starter! The other 2 starters of tofu n fish is easy n tasty to consume.. However, i do realized that the amuse bouche for these restaurants hardly changes so no surprises for repeat customers...
Hotpot choices comes in 3 variety of spicy, clear n creamy.... The spicy broth is reminiscent of tom yum n mala, the clear kombu broth is light while the creamy is a milkier version of the clear broth... Choices for main includes seafood to mutton to beef to fish and we chose seafood, mutton n beef. Since there's 3 of us we chose all 3 pots so the pairing are mutton with clear soup, beef with creamy soup n seafood with spicy soup..
Each main came with an assortment of greens and a generous portion of the destined aka plentiful beef slices n mutton slices n crabs n prawns for the seafood.. Personally i do felt that the seafood / spicy broth pairing is good while beef / creamy broth is awesome!.. The mutton is not bad except that the beef outshone it and the clear soup is a tad too bland for my salty tooth! What i liked about the beef slices is that it is very tender and tasty... No it's not wagyu but it's still quite a decent selection...
The course includes a variety of rainbow balls and dumplings and noodles as well as small pots of flower teas and desserts... The balls n dumplings are quite indistinguishable after a while but at least it's not an overwhelming serving ... e flower teas are pleasing... it's fragrant n refreshing! I like those desserts with chocolate though i can't remember e names..one is the one with choc mousse and the other is a choc cake...
Overall it's quite an enjoyable meal made more by the truly friendly n chirpy staff who are quite rare nowadays...Although i duno what has hokkaido to do with it but the food is pretty generous n good and i liked my beef with creamy broth... the accompany dipping sauces, on the other hand, kinda lacked e oomph...Ju Ju is quite a lovely place for a steamboat or a small gathering and served pretty decent food without burning a hole in your pocket!