Took over 45mins to prepare our food (we cancelled 1 order)..
Their excuse : "Too many orders today" and their tables are at best half filled.
Will not go back again, at least not this branch.
My lunch partner and I were looking for a place to eat sushi at Orchard recently and I remembered this restaurant at the basement of Robinson’s Heeren Building. We went to take a look and sat down to lunch.
We had a variety of sushi, sushi rolls and garlic fried rice.
Here’s the verdict:
- Hotate Mayo Tobiko Gunkan: $3.60 – Diced scallops mixed with ebi roe and mayonnaise and placed on sushi rice wrapped with seaweed. Very nice!
- Hamachi Sushi: $4 – Fish is firm and fresh.
- Tai Sushi: $4 – Sea Bream sushi. Fish is fresh and firm.
- Aburi Hotategai: $4.40 – Scallop n sushi rice and flame broiled. Yummy!
- Aburi Shake: $3 – Salmon on sushi rice and flame broiled and topped with Japanese seasoning. Good.
- Ebi Tempura Maki with Pitan: $5.80 – The tempura prawn was rolled up in a rice roll, coated with ebi roll and topped with chopped century egg. This is a unique dish and highly recommended!
- Hotate Mayo Tobiko Maki: $3.80 – Fresh scallops diced and rolled up in a rice roll and topped with white sesame seeds. Good.
- Shake Kawa Maki: $3.80 - Negitoro rolled in a rice roll and rolled in chopped seaweed and sesame coating. The exterior of the maki was crunchy ad nice.
Garlic fried rice: $5 – You only get a hint of garlic in the fried rice and the rice is well fried with egg.
The quality of sushi here is good and I will definitely be back again for more sushi!
For lunch, they also have lunch sets, so a good alternative to your usual lunch haunts at Orchard road.
Over the years, Akashi has built its brand name on serving quality ingredients at a no-frills dining environment.
Sushi Goshin - by Akashi, is no different in this light.
At a recent visit at this open dining concept at Robinsons at Orchard, I started with the Sashimi Moriwase. Fresh cuts of salmon, yellow tail, tuna, scallop, swordfish, sweet prawn and clam at only $28.
I then had the Hotate Misoyaki ($16), a large scallop baked in a thick miso paste.
Given that it is a sushi place, I ordered a mix of Spicy Salmon sushi ($1.20 each), Aburi Shake ($1.50 ea) - seared salmon sushi as well as Ikura ($4.40 for 2). This was enough to fill me up.
For those who want a mix of cooked and raw items, go for the Goshin Bento ($26), which includes a mix tempura of prawns and vegetables, tuna and squid sashimi, fried saba fish and salad- all in one box.
So there you have it, reasonable prices, good quality ingredients and a no-frills dining environment.