Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:00
Sun: 18:00 - 22:00
Despite calling itself an izakaya (snack pub), this restaurant serves full-scale bentos and other set meals.
So, before 3 of my girlfriends and I went to Nijumaru, we went online to see the reviews. Many complaint about the bad service. Quite surprisingly,even though the restaurant was quite busy (there was a short queue outside) the service given to us that day was acually nothing to complain about, pretty average singaporean service standard. Hot green tea and towel was served to us when we were given our table and the menu was given to us shortly after. The staff( mostly aunties) were very helpful to give us suggestion on what to order.
We ordered quite a bit of food actually, all not too bad for the price we were paying! Food that I will recommend would be the Sotong, grilled Pork Belly, Agedashi tofu,Mixed Tempura and Sashimi( really fresh and not expensive at all!).
The bill came out very affordable even though we also ordered Sake towrads the end, just to try.
Turns out we were quite happy with our meal even though we were expecting some crappy service
Will definitely come back here for nights out!
p.s ur clothes might smell after dining here.
As stated in the title, the service for this restaurant is atrocious! Went there yesterday with 2 of my friends and the aunties (2 of them particularly, the older looking ones) were outright rude & unapprochable. To be fair, there was a young waitress that was really polite and nice, but the rude ones just kept serving us for f*** sake.
While we were browsing through the menu, the same old auntie went to us 3 times to ask us what we wanted to order. On the third time, she spoke to us in mandarin "Y'all have been browsing through the menu for 15 minutes, can y'all order now". It was in such a rude & condescending tone! To be honest, we had only settled down for 5-10 minutes! She's taking barbaric to a whole new level!
We ordered the beef & veggie set, curry katsu set, oden and shishamo. The set meals were rather ordinary.. even though it does its job to satisfy your stomach, it doesn't have any wow factor or home-cooked feeling to it. The broth of the oden was lacking in flavour, and it comes together with a strange tasting marinated egg. The shishamo was probably the only decent dish. Grilled "pregnant fish" (as stated in the menu) ... it had a nice crispy texture!
Apart from that, the only other good service that I can highlight is that they are really efficient to refill your cups with hot tea.
When we had finished our food, we could hear the old lady speaking to one of the waitress in mandarin "ask them to foot the bill". We were flabbergasted. O.O;; (emoticon for the drama haha)
The tyrant came to our table with the bill and told us that we have to leave quickly as there was another group of diners waiting for our table. Seriously? The restaurant was half full & there were a table with 6 seats directly in front of us! It's simply ridiculous.
Overall, a very disappointing place. Not worth the trip unless you like to enjoy dining with frustration & anger.
Went with friend for dinner last night and ordered our takes. I ordered fried rice and the 3 layer pork. They served me the latter but my fried rice did not arrive even though my friend had completed his meal. Well of course I cancelled my order and what annoyed me most was that there was not a single word of apology. Sigh!
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.
This review (with pictures) can be found on my blog: http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/izakaya-nijumaru-cheap-and-good.html