Scroll down the wishlist on Urbanspoon, and ah, Takifugu looked pretty good to me.
- Tue-Sat 6pm-2am Sun 6pm-1am
Closed on Mondays
- Run by Chinese; family-business
- Parking available
- Offer large variety of sashimi
- A la carte available
- Wine, sake, etc. available
- Wide and bright area with a lot of seatings
- Location is pretty hard to find
When I arrived, the door was closed and there wasn't any light/sign showing that they were opened. Anyway, I opened the door, then a super-friendly lady came and led us to our table. Honestly, the restaurant's atmosphere and its front-door looked totally different to me!Marinated Seamoss with Jelly Fish-3.5/6
- I was curious what's the difference between seamoss and wakame, so that's why I ordered this.
- Judging from the above picture and from the texture, seamoss is basically the Chinese "fat choy" (the black long thin vermicelli-like food).
- It was a tart marinade. I like sour stuff so I'm okay with the it, but maybe some people may find it too strong.
- The ingredients were the standard ones that you can find in any supermarket. They were chewy, and the seamoss was a little slimy.
- Yes, despite the presentation was good, I really think this is over-priced. $5 for a little cup of appetizer? Hmmmmm.... :/
- Again, the eel and the egg were obviously not freshly made.
- Everything was average; it was the sauce that gave flavour to this dish.
- I was a bit disappointed because I thought this appetizer would be better.
- $6 for 4 pieces. What do you think? ;)
- I think this was the best dish of the night, mainly because it got salmon.
- Actually, we wanted to order the Seared Mackerel Sashimi; however, they didn't have that regular mackerel. They then showed us the only, "fresh from Japan" mackerel, which cost $25. Of course, we decided not to order it at the end.
- The grilled salmon was cut into pieces and topped with some cooked enoki mushroom. Tastewise; 1/2 grilled and 1/2 raw.
- Some may consider this as tasteless, but I found that acceptable.
- Gourd, egg, cucumber, prawn, and mushroom
- It was wrapped loosely, but the rice did have a (strong) vinegar flavour. I normally won't notice whether the sushi rice is vinegary or not, but in this case, I could easily notice the sharpness of the vinegar.
- The "prawn" looked like those fake crabmeat sticks to me, BUT it was actually real prawn. The thing was its texture; it tasted like lobster to me. (Even though I haven't had seafood for a longggggg time, I still remember the difference between prawn, lobster, and crab ;D)
- Since I was not sure whether its a prawn, lobster, or crab, I left the question to my company: EU-I'm sure she has more experiences in seafood than me!
- As a result, she was pretty sure that the "prawn" was actually lobster.
We were the first customers, but as it got later, more people came; I then noticed most tables were families.
I like the atmosphere and the presentation of the food; however, the food is not as impressive as I thought it would be. Surely there are still other dishes I want to try, but I really need to allow my wallet to recover for awhile before my next visit :)