13 May 2011 • 44 reviews • 2 followers
Stumbled upon by coincidence at HGW when looking for place to eat at Chijmes; I was intrigued to try this, as something different from usual Japanese eateries...
I must say, the decor and atmosphere are really as authentic as it can be, added by staff's remarks of "Irashaimasu", "Onegai Shimasu", etc...
We ordered the Sakura Set which mentioned by Joy (our friendly and attentive waiting staff) as the Most Popular BBQ Set for 2 pax, combination of Beef, Duck, Fish, Mushroom, Kimchi with 1 choice of Salad and 2 Deserts.
The beef were tender, moist and succulent, the fish wrapped in aluminium foil was yummy (Joy paid attention to check whether it was ready and served it for 2) likewise for the mushrooms.
A must try dish is their Spinach Salad, I never knew Spinach could be so tasty as a Salad, the salad dressing was impeccable.
I couldn't recall the name of the Rice that came with the set; it was cooked in claypot with salmon bits and chopped veggie, it was fantastic.
Loved the BBQ sauces too, both the normal and spicy sauces, it wasn't as strong as other BBQ sauce but certainly gave delicious flavour when you dipped your meats.
Came the desert, I tried the Yuzu Ice Cream, bit sourish but refreshing, certainly something different and the other was Vanilla with Honey which a joy for sweet-tooth lovers.
I ordered the Peach Orange Cocktail as my drink, certainly a recommendation to try..
I was a bit worried about the stuffiness and heat from the charcoal plate but it wasn't that bad, yes, you could feel the heat when you were doing the BBQ but it is still manageable.
Loved the seating arrangement too, giving you privacy and no elbowing or squeezing in between tables.
It may looks a bit expensive when looking at the price, but, by trying the Set Menu, I think it is a Good Value. Wait until you have tasted the food quality, served with impressive service manner by waiting staff plus the Authentic Atmosphere as if you were being transported back to Tokyo, it was definitely worth the money.