Shizusan Shophouse & Bar, Phoenix Market City

I had been planning to visit this place since it opened, and finally did this weekend for lunch.

The place is quite spacious with comfortable seating. I loved the simple yet beautiful decor and decided to take one of the tables outside since the weather was lovely.

Their menu looked pretty good, but unfortunately I couldn’t find kake udon or ramen in there. So I asked for a Hainanese chicken rice(which is apparently on the menu of a michelin star winner!). It was somewhat disappointing after our server mentioned that this dish would take long, and asked me to order a fried rice instead. I eventually settled for salmon nigiri.

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Teppan Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, Ulsoor

I was craving for some sushi this weekend and Teppan seemed like a great choice. Teppan literally translates to “iron plate”, that is used for stir frying in Japanese cuisine. The eatery is located on the 3rd floor of the same building that houses two more popular restaurants- Benjarong and Ente Keralam.

The restaurant has an understated elegance and calm about it. The decor consists of simple but classy wooden furniture, lovely paintings and some pretty geisha dolls.

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Wok to Asia, Marathahalli

It’s nice to see more and more authentic Pan Asian places opening up in the city. This weekend we spotted a new place called Wok to Asia and went for lunch.

The restaurant has valet parking, so you won’t have any parking woes 🙂 Interiors are neat & bright with colourful origami birds dangling from the ceiling. It serves both buffet and à la carte, and has a beautiful bar counter too.

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Aroi, Sarjapur Road

Aroi means delicious in Thai, and this place truly lives up to its name. We decided to visit it for lunch over the weekend, climbed four flights of stairs(totally worth it!), and had some amazing food.

The place looks simple yet beautiful and overlooks Kaikondrahalli lake near Sarjapur Road. They have plenty of seating and we decided to take a table outside that had a nice view of the lake.

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High Ultra Lounge, Malleshwaram

Braving the city traffic and going to High Ultra Lounge in Malleshwaram this Saturday was a feat in itself!

This lounge is located on the 31st floor of World Trade Center, and is touted as the highest sky lounge in South India. It took us more than 1.5 hours to reach the place, and was it worth? Read on.

I had made a reservation through Zomato, and reached an hour late (thanks to Bangalore traffic!). The receptionist said they had tables available and I heaved a sigh of relief.

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Good food and conversations @Kitchen on table, HSR

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!

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Oishī tabemono@Sakae, Shantinagar

I truly regret not visiting this place before! It’s a little Japanese paradise located on the busy KH Road in Shantinagar.

Their decor is very simple. I was excited to see that they had traditional Seiza style seating. There’s an array of Japanese magazines kept at the entrance and you are required to remove your footwear before entering the dining area.

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