Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun & PH: 18:00 - 22:30
Z'en Japanese Cuisine is located at UE Square and specialises in japanese cuisine.
This restuarant basically has 4 dining areas, indoor (tatami seats)located on level 2, indoor open dining area, outdoor and a small private room by the wine cellar on the top level.
The over all ambience is easily worth 4.5 stars. Cosy and comfortable. The seats mostly made up of teak are wide and spacious. Despite the fact that they are kinda heavy.
Authentic japanese food can be found here as the chefs are personally from Japan. And the ingredients are very fresh. I had my fair share of sashimi the last time round. *9 servings of salmon sashimi*
You can opt for buffet or ala carte. The buffet is $52 on weekdays and $42 on weekends. *Not too sure of the price* For ala carte, average per person will cost around $30-$40. I will strongly recommend you to go for the buffet if you are in for a big Japanese feast. The food which are found in the ala carte buffet are almost identical to those in the ala carte menu.
It also provides a wide variety of sake and shoju. Mocktails and cocktails are also available. Not forgetting the traditional ocha.
The only down point is that the service will be slightly slow due to the crowds.
Must try: Sashimi, unagi fried rice, crab croquette
Everytime i come here i always order their grilled salmon with buttered soya sauce. My ultimate favorite! I also love the asparagus with blue cheese sauce. And their sushi menu is quite good too! one of my favorite japanese resto in singapore. Although a bit warm, its perfect for a after-work dinner and drinks. おいしいかった！
Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu was pretty good and ambience is pleasant. Salmon with cream is not bad for those that like butter.
However, other a-la-carte dishes can be improved and disappointing for the price. E.g. Mixed yakitori plate were well grilled but some of the meats were either not flavourful, not tender, had strange hard bits in it or just lots of fats. Cod fish was surprisingly dry.
Also, rather limited selection of dishes that can be used under the Entertainer App.