Akashi Japanese Restaurant

May 24, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Akashi Japanese Restaurant
5 Stadium Walk
#01-12 Leisure Park Kallang

1 Tanglin Road
#01-01A Orchard Parade Hotel

290 Orchard Road
#B1-01 Paragon

1 Harbourfront Walk
#B2-28 VivoCity

3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-389 Suntec City

260 Orchard Road
#B1-02B Robinsons Orchard


http://www.akashigroup.com.sg/


Good Quality Japanese Food

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $17 per person.


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Decided to grab a light dinner before watching Godzilla, at Akashi Japanese Restaurant. Operating under the Akashi Group of restaurants, Akashi Japanese Restaurant focuses on serving fresh, high quality sushi, sashimi, and Japanese shabu shabu at decent prices.

Ambience at Akashi Japanese Restaurant is casual and comfortable, with decor in the Japanese style... quite zen. Wood and panelling is prominent throughout. Part of the appeal is the sushi bar, where you can watch chefs prepare the fresh sushi and sashimi!

I like the service at Akashi Japanese Restaurant. Staff top up drinks without being asked, and ordering is done via tablets. Food is also served pretty quickly, you rarely have to wait long even during peak periods. However, it seems odd that Akashi Japanese Restaurant makes diners self-pay at the cashier, rather than serving the bill to the table.

Specialities at Akashi Japanese Restaurant include their Sushi and Sashimi. Freshness is key here, and all the dishes I sampled had very fresh ingredients, treated with respect and allowed to shine through on the palate. Portions are nicely sized for 1 - 2 people, though prices can escalate quickly if you order more.


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The Sashimi Salmon & Salmon Belly is beautifully sliced thick. Very fresh, the fattiness comes through in the taste. Excellent!

Sashimi Salmon & Salmon Belly



Interestingly, the Agedashi Tofu here is served With 4 Toppings, including seaweed strips, spring onions, white daikon radish, and bonita fish flakes. Unusual pairings, but they work quite well, with the crisp exterior and soft tofu interior.

Agedashi Tofu With 4 Toppings



I felt the Gyoza was probably the weakest dish here. The filling is loose and scanty / not tightly packed, and not too tasty. Skip this.

Gyoza



Just look at the ratio of rice to egg on the Sushi Tamago! Never seen such a huge slab of egg held by seaweed to a small sushi rice ball! The egg is firm, fresh, and I like the thick slice!

Sushi Tamago 01


Sushi Tamago 02



The Sushi Aburi Shime Saba, or seared mackerel fish, was fresh, but a little too salty for my liking.

Sushi Aburi Shime Saba






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