Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Birthday Lunch @ Yuzu Japanese Restaurant, The Gardens

I had been wanting to visit The Gardens ever since it opened but we were just too busy with works and with our own family members during da past few weeks. Finally, I had da chance to drop by this new mall on Monday. Parking was not limited, there were many of them and mostly not occupied. I was quite excited since it was my first time and knowing that Isetan has a large capacity here makes me even more curious to find out how's da place like. Oh well, da seconds we stepped in, we found out that da escalators and rest rooms not fully available yet. Darn, we had to walk up and only two rest rooms were opened to da public, pathetic!

It was lunch time when we reached and darling asked me what I wanna eat. I told him Japanese food and it has to be Yuzu Japanese Restaurant. We went to search for da directory as we were unsure which floor Yuzu is located. Amazing, da directory is cool! It's a touch screen kiosk and there's an search engine too, it makes everything so easy peasy.... loved it! :D

Alright, noted that Yuzu is located on da 3rd floor and off we walked up..

Found out from The Star paper that they are currently having special promotion, 25% off for all Sashimi orders and 10% discount for ala carte items. We ordered da Salmon Sashimi which is served on a bucket of ice and for da price of RM 30, there are 5 pieces of very fresh and thick in size Salmon. Each piece is cut to perfection and we loved da texture of it, it's really mouthwateringly meltful. Presentation wise, needless to say, absolutely beautiful!

Next up, we had da King Prawn Roll. Priced at RM 28, da King Prawn is lightly fried, rolled together with da Jap Cucumber, topped with fresh Salmon and Avocado. Quite similar to da Dragon Roll at Rakuzen, da only difference is that, there isn't any Salmon topping so since they are at da same price, I would say that it's value for money to have this King Prawn Roll here in Yuzu :)


When darling saw this special Chawanmushi in da menu, he couldn't help but to order it right away. Very special indeed, it's an Ikura Chawanmushi! Priced at RM 18, we find it worth da money. Da Egg Custard, perfectly steamed, very smooth and da Salmon Roe tastes really "raw", quite a good combination since da Egg Custard tastes plain while da Salmon Roe were at da salty side.


Feeling quite hungry still, we decided to order da Soba Gozen. Priced at RM 38, da set comes with a combination of Cold Soba and Cold Inaniwa Udon, served with Tempura, Sushi, some pickles and a pot of Soup. Huge portion and I suggest that if you really wanna order this set, make sure you share with someone else. I was busy trying da pickles when darling started to say....

Darling: Something is not right....
Me: What?
Darling: Something is missing!
Me: Errr......
Darling: I need to see da menu....
Me: What's missing?
Darling: Da noodles....... it's bland and tasteless!
Me: Errrr.... maybe da sauce is in da pot :p
Darling: No, that's soup! Not sauce...
Me: Maybe you have to eat da Noodles with pickles :D
Darling: Of course not! I need to ask them why da Soba sauce is not served!

Darling: I believe that this set comes with soba sauce? Yes?
Waitress No.1: Ermmm... let me check.
Darling: Please, thank you!
Waitress No.2: What's da matter, sir?
Darling: There's no soba sauce, da set comes with da sauce right?!!!!!
Waitress No.2: Yes, yes!

We waited more than 5 minutes, still no respond, no soba sauce!

Me: Bad service, why so slow, why so long for them to serve us da soba sauce?!!!!

Darling started to get piss and decided to ask someone with "tie" lol...

Darling: Excuse me, this gozen set comes with soba sauce, am i right?
Someone with "tie": Oh yes! Let me check..

Then, out of sudden, there was another person with "tie" came and checked with Waitress No.2, looked around and seriously found out that we were not served with soba sauce!

Oh my god, it's crazy! They acted like they seriously know nothing and served da main set without da main sauce and still didn't know what was going on! Goodness..... Okay, back to da set, da noodles taste delicious but da sides, oh.. so SALTY!!!!!!! I couldn't take it seriously and I do not want to get high blood pressure because of that :)

Lastly, there was a free dessert for us cause we ordered da Salmon Sashimi and it was a Matcha Tiramisu. Quite a tiny piece though and since it's free, no complains :)


In summary, food was good, acceptable but we were quite annoyed that there were too many small flies flying around, everywhere! It makes me feel that this place is dirty, not hygiene and some of them just landed to our soya sauce and died inside, poor thing. They better to something about it. Infact, I have a video with me capturing few flies flying around on our table but I feel no good to post it out here as I believe it will for sure gonna spoil their image. Since they are still new, chances should be given to them. Service was really slow and not attentive, we got to like ask around and waited more than 5 minutes just to have da soba sauce, sad case! and... they better do something over da FLIES that flying around freely :|

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14 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hmmm. Been meaning to go to Yuzu. Maybe I shud wait for service to buck up first.

ai wei said...

the presentation of the dishes are attractive. but then, really have to wait for some times for a visit since u said they are not good now...

Jason said...

Shall wait till the service gets better I think.

~Christine~Leng said...

bad service and flies?? Oooo... Holding back to get there for the moment. but i'm so attracted to the salmon sashimi served in the bucket :)

MeiyeN said...

lyricallemongrass, yeah.. better to do so to avoid disappointment :)

aiwei, actually food really not bad but.... well i guess they are still new, need to give them some time to be better?

jason, yeah.. also da place is not that hygiene considering that there were many small flies when we were there :|

christine, haha i was very much attracted to da salmon sashimi too! seriously, it tastes good... :)

Precious Pea said...

Hehehe..so did the cold noodle became warm after the long wait?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well u can always go ninja jones instead..since the food looks so similar..

wenching & esiong said...

I faced the same problem as you did when I parked in The Gardens the other day. It took me so long to find my way to the entrance. Scary!

It's funny how a restaurant can serve soba without its sauce. Perhaps they're still new.

Big Boys Oven said...

i think I would rather wait to a while!....lol

MeiyeN said...

preciouspea, surprisingly no! haha...

joe, sometimes it's not only bout da food.... just wanna try new places though as am a person that loves to explore newly open eateries :D

wenching&esiong, errr i thought i meant that there were many parking spaces? hmmm did you mean da same?

bigboysoven, but now they are having special promotion where by you entitled to a 25% discount on their sashimi orders while 10% off for their ala carte.. quite a good deal though but... you got to bear with their poor services :p

ling239 said...

no soba sauce...
and so many rounds of verifications required... =.="

MeiyeN said...

ling239, yeah..... it's insane! :p

Shirley Khor said...

Mmm~The food is nicely presented and it looks yummy too :P"

I don't mind paying such prices to be able to savour good food. Where does this new mall locate?

MamaBoK said...

Eeeeweekk..! flies..!! and yes.. boy ..! are they slow..! but maybe.. teething problems. .like you said.. give them another chance.. :)