For the longest of time, I have been hearing about the Japanese Fuji from friends who swear by their food. So, last month my date and I gave this place a visit. And disappointed, we were not. So much so that we gave this place another visit just a few days back. The meals have been an experience, every time. And it is difficult to pick just one reason. Nevertheless, I’m going to try my best.
Start with picking the high-backed booths, sipping some Ocha (Japanese green tea) and going through their HUGE menu.
We have tried quite a few sushis here and considering the price, they are a steal. The Mumbai roll, Prawn and Cucumber, Salmon and Spicy Mushroom are delicious. They are wrapped well, bang-on tasty, right texture, right crunch and after a dip in salty soy, be prepared to head to Japanese heaven. Also the meat is fresh, the rice fluffy, the veggies crisp- what else can you ask.
Tori Gyoza or Japanese chicken dumplings are another highlight. You can either get them pan-fried or steamed. I have had both. The thin,slippery dough wrapper stuffs the right amount of juicy meat, heat and tang. Absolutely smacking with the fiery red chilly paste they serve with.
For mains, we’ve tried:
-Chicken yaki soba
-Sea bass Teppanyaki
The soba noodles, or buckwheat noodles, are a a pleasant relief from the usual troops and highly recommended. They are chunkier, healthier and nuttier. Pair them with chicken and veggies, which makes for chicken yaki soba and you are in for a treat.
The Teppanyaki smelled amazing and tasted even better. The side sauce was smoky, earthy and sweet-spicy. Loved the meat, peppers and the whole glaze.
The tanuki is my least favorite of the lot. The only reason was the tempura bits were soggy when it reached us, and with time they got more mushy. It was served with a spicy shichimi pepper, a Japanese seven-spice pepper, which I used liberally but to no help. And if soupy noodles aren’t your thing skip this.
This place is as Japanese it can get- the cutlery, ambiance, decor, food- everything reminds you of Japan. The staff is well-prepped, the service is blitzing and the prices are nothing like in the city.
oh and good news their bar is now open. Sake, I’m coming to get you, soon.
Contact: 011 47472395, 011 47472396