Morsels of Delice •
09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 1 follower
Nowadays, I either go to Shinji or Shabu Shabu Gen for the unbelievably sublime, though expensive gastronomic feast or I can get better and cheaper food than those chain restaurants (with Rakuichi as exception) right in dingy location of Cuppage Plaza. Besides Kaiho and Shinjuku, another good find is Izakaya Nijumaru which offers a variety of classic, common Japanese food.
The set meals are very value for money given the quantity of the food and the fresh ingredients used. The pickles are well done and the buta katsu is crispy and flavourful, having none of that unpleasant smell of overused oil. The ambience is simple yet having a strong Japanese influence. If the service crew speaks in Japanese, it will feel as though one gets transported to a street in Japan.
Service is quite okay, though I always visit on Saturday afternoons when it was not crowded, so it may differs from the standard at night. One of my top choices for some down to earth good Japanese food.
For photos visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/izakaya-nijumaru-cheap-and-good.html