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Z’en Japanese Cuisine Singapore 238275
Dec 3rd, 2009 by Olivier

Z’en Japanese Cuisine
#01-75 UE Square
205 River Valley Road
Singapore 238275

Z’en Japanese Cuisine

Z'en Japanese Cuisine in Singapore

Z'en Japanese Cuisine in Singapore

Having arrived in Singapore in the morning, and spent the afternoon in business meetings, we decided to eat quickly at Z’en Japanese Cuisine restaurant that evening. In fact we chose this restaurant mainly for its proximity to our hotel, as we were quite tired by that point. The choice turned out to be quite a good one though. I ordered a plate of tempura shrimp and vegetables. As you can see from the picture, it was a very generous plate!

Tempura

Tempura

Close-up

Close-up

The tempura was very nicely done – crispy and not at all greasy. The vegetables were perhaps just a little undercooked though, being a bit too crunchy. Besides that small complaint, it was a decent meal and served quickly as hoped. To drink, I had a grapefruit juice which was served with a good amount of ice and, happily, was not over-sweet.

Cost & conclusion: I was not the one who paid the bill. The service was friendly and quick, and the surroundings quite pleasant (we ate outside on the terrace, enjoying the warm Singapore evening). Worth a try if you’re in the area.

Japanese restaurant Akasiro in Chinatown, London
Apr 13th, 2009 by Olivier

Japanese restaurant Akasiro
8 Little Newport Street, London WC2H 7JJ

Akasiro

Reviewed on Monday 13 April 2009 evening

The dining experience at the Marquess of Anglesey was so bad that we needed to finish the evening on a better mood so we went to the regular Akasiro :-) This time we went in the basement as all tables were full on the ground level. The restaurant was quite busy, refusing people as it became full even downstairs. The design downstairs changed a lot compared to what it was when the restaurant was called Zipangu. It is much better now.

As it was our second dinner we ate “light” by just ordering two tempura udon and a green tea. The tea was really good and the tempura udon great as usual, and very spicy as we abused of the chilli powder. For more details about the Akasiro, please go to the list of restaurants by alphabetical order since it has been reviewed many times.

Green tea

Green tea

The hot tempura udon

The hot tempura udon

Tempura udon

Tempura udon

Cost and conclusion: for £18.50 the value for money is good, and more important, the food is great!

Akasiro (was Zipangu) on Urbanspoon


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