Update: This restaurant is permanently closed.
Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates. Been busy at work, and what free time I have, I’ve been binging on Kitchen Nightmares episodes on Youtube. 😡 Watching Gordon Ramsay roast clueless restaurateurs is fun, but it’s also turned me off from eating outside ever again….
Just kidding. Eating out is inevitable. But it DOES make me question how my food is being prepared in the kitchen, behind closed doors.
Anyway, my bro got his first paycheck! So we made him buy us dinner, mwahaha. We went to this place called Tokyo Kitchen in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.
The restaurant had a lot of space, but much of this was taken up by a wooden platform/walkway/pond with koi fish in it, with fake sakura petals hanging from the rafters. The booths on the right, instead, were cramped and uncomfortable (???) Bad aesthetics to say the least. Could do away with the pond. A random umbrella sat in the corner, looking sad.
The other side of the restaurant looked roomier. Lighting was very dim. For me, it didn’t create an intimate atmosphere, but came off feeling dodgy instead. There was also a stale smell in the air, probably due to lack of ventilation. Wasn’t impressed at that point, but it was getting late and the parents were hungry…
Thankfully, the food wasn’t bad. Pop’s had fried ebi (shrimp) with egg over rice, and the portion was quite sizable.
had a good flavour. The shrimp was cooked well and crispy, the potatoes/carrots weren’t too soft or hard.
Moo had the saba (mackerel) grill set, which was surprisingly nice. The fish was done just right, with a slight crisp on the outside, whilst retaining its juiciness on the inside. Deboned well. The meal was served with a side of miso soup, fruits and chawan mushi with rice.
Ambience: Dark, dingy, stale air. 5/10.
Service: 6/10. Servers weren’t enthusiastic, not impressed.
Food: Exceeded expectations. 7.5/`10