Date visited: August 2013
What we ordered:
Seasoned Octopus Mixed Sauce Takoyaki, Mirin Chicken Ala Pobre and U.S. Flank Steak Tempura
Taste = 4.5/5
– One night, we were driving around San Juan hungry and undecided on where we would eat. It was at the point where this restaurant was located when we became too hungry already. Good thing we weren’t disappointed. I always wanted to taste Takoyaki again and this restaurant served really good Takoyaki. There were two octopus pieces per Takoyaki and half of our order had a semi-spicy curry-based sauce while the other half had a sweet sauce. The bonito flakes and nori highlighted the yumminess of the Takoyaki which were not fishy at all. Lyn’s chicken dish tasted a little bland but was juicy and tender. The Flank Steak was the best part of our dinner. It tasted like good thick beef strips cooked tempura style coupled with a very good tempura sauce. The special part was the baked potatoes! Actually, it was the very delicious wasabi-based sauce that made the potatoes and the whole dish very delightful. It’s hard to explain but the combination of beef, tempura batter, tempura sauce, wasabi crème fraiche and baked potatoes in one mouthful was exceedingly delicious!
Service = 5/5
– The servers were very attentive and at one time, one of them immediately filled our glasses of water just as we finished them. The dishes were served very fast as well. They were very courteous and professional.
Ambience = 5/5
– The restaurant looked relatively new and the lower floor was the Tamayaki area which looked like a place where kids who were into anime would appreciate. The second floor (The 5th taste) looked like where their parents would stay. The whole area looked very clean and the spacing was good.
Value for money = 4.5/5
– The prices were above average but you could really see that they put effort when they prepared their dishes. The quality, taste and serving sizes of their food were also above average. Their service is one of the best we have experienced.
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