27 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
This will be my 1st & probably last time at Koh Grill & Sushi Bar. Waited 20min in line for a seat (but the line moved fairly fast & for a Sunday, I consider the wait reasonable).
All the mains were Chef Recommendations: Shiok 2nd Maki, Cod Fish et (Gindara Yaki Special) & Grilled Squid Set (Surume Ika Shio).
We were seated right at the entrance - extremely tightfit & uncomfortable. We only managed to place our order after the 3rd attempt at trying to get the waitress's attention, not to mention that she had conveniently forgotten to serve our drinks until 10min later.
The Shiok 2nd Maki arrived 15min after placing orders - unevenly sliced (overly large pieces/miserably small ones) and drenched with a full plate of sauce. I couldn't even make out the salmon that was wrapped on the outside - all i could taste was the awfully salty mayo-like sauce. For a $16.80 chef recommendation, I would probably try my luck with handrolls or something else which catches my fancy - LACK THE TASTE FACTOR & NOT WORTH THE VALUE!!!
Our rice & miso soup arrived shortly after - the worst rice i ever tasted (clumpy lumps of cold soft rice)!!!
The grilled squid that came next was the real SHOCKER - hastily DISSECTED & strewed over the plate with stale brown lettuce which tasted bitter. I swore I received numerous stares from the table next to me & from the guys queuing next to the counter!!! - $17 for a Chef recommendation that was WORST THAN COFFEESHOP STANDARD JAP FOOD - THUMBS DOWN!!!
Last but not least, the grilled cod arrived 30min later (the long prep time was due to having the cod "rest in the microwave oven", this I quote direct from the waitress we asked). The cod was probably the only dish which passed the mark - for the same price, I would go for Najajima Suisan Grilled Fish at Takashimaya Food Basement (equally long queue but definitely worth the wait - taste as well as value wise).
Needless to say, the queue to pay was a snaking one as well. Upon my feedback, all the cashiering waitress could offer was "Sorry, I'll check with the supplier!"
Perhaps the food quality played a part but I am quite certian that the preparation, presentation & integrity for perfection was definitely below par.
Koh Grill & Sushi Bar was a disappointment - way below expectations in terms of taste, presentation & definitely NOT WORTH the high price tag. I would gladly pay service charge & GST at Ichiban Boshi, Sushi Tei or Itacho Sushi (a tad more pricey but definitely offer more Bang for your Buck!)