The much awaited long weekend was slipping away fast, and I couldn’t let it go without trying this new place in HSR 🙂
We arrived here for a late lunch and frankly I was a little skeptical, looking at the empty tables. Their decor looked somewhat incomplete, as if someone had a bright idea, but didn’t quite implement it properly.
They have this interesting Japanese concept of preparing food at your table. So you get to choose all the ingredients-veggies/meats, sauces etc and the chef prepares it right in front of you. And if you are lucky you’ll get to see some knife tricks too!
The restaurant owner Mr. Murugan was very attentive and was paying close attention to all the tables and customers personally. He started talking about his food and travel experiences, and how he started this new concept of kitchen on table.
Hubby wanted udon, but they didn’t have the soupy variety. Mr. Murugan graciously agreed to customize it for us. I ordered for some sort of Thai barbecued fish(can’t really recall the name). The chef suggested we try drums of heaven and I also asked for a small portion of salmon nigiri.
Service was fast. Customized udon looked beautiful and was delicious. The soup was flavoursome, with lemongrass and fresh mushrooms. They served some tempuras also along with udon.
Drums of heaven was heavenly, and tasted almost like chicken! It was actually made of soya granules. Mr. Murugan served us 2 pieces of lemongrass flavour and 2 with cheese topping. Both were delicious and portions were big. Barbecued fish was quite tasty as well. Nigiri was beautifully plated and tasted lovely, delicate salmon and fragrant rice. Wasabi was spot on, pungent but delicious.
We were stuffed by the end of our delightful meal, and I was amazed to see the bill. This place is truly value for money. Definitely going back for more.