There is most definitely room for improvement.
We ordered Yaki Udon Wagyu ($14.9) and Wagyu Katsu Set($21.9) as mains. For sides, we had the Squid Karaage, Salmon Avo Hand Roll, Seafood Roll and Aburi Salmon Nigiri ($3.9 for each side dish). The food was below average overall. Unfortunately, the only thing I liked and enjoyed was the wagyu beef in the Yaki Udon Wagyu, it was cooked to pretty much perfection. The rest were meh at best, and at worst, you’d wish you were eating at a competing Japanese restaurant for the same price.
You’d also usually expect well-presented food in Japanese restaurants, but we found the presentation to be lacking and thus unappetizing. Our Wagyu Katsu Set’s bowl of rice had some scorched rice (scooped out from the bottom of the rice cooker) presented on the very top of the bowl of rice, which did not impress my wife at all, I’d advise any restaurant against doing that unless a customer specifically asks for it. We also ordered Green Tea for $1 each, each cup was served with a tea bag, tasted like generic green tea, but for $1, it’s the cheapest that we’ve found in the CBD yet, so no complaints there.
We also agreed with our fellow reviewer Risa Naomi on the indoor music chosen being a bit disappointing, but the music volume was okay when we visited. Being in a Japanese restaurant, you’d expect to hear Japanese music, but what we heard all night was just Taiwanese pop songs from the early-to-mid-2000s, which is understandable in a way as the employees are most likely from Taiwan, based on the Mandarin accent that they were communicating in, but still, they are running a Japanese restaurant, not a Taiwanese/Chinese one, so we'd advise against that. Would have been better to play English music if the employees or owners are not Japanese.
TLDR: Food was below average overall, food presentation was subpar, music choice was questionable. We will be unlikely to revisit unfortunately. See less
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