15 August 2009

Kizuna Japanese Restaurant

Since moving to Ipoh, we have not eaten Japanese here. We had initially planned to go to Kedai Makan Sri Maju for the beef brisket noodles tonight but due to some delay, we could not get there early enough. And on weekends, it is notoriously difficult to get a table there if you don't arrive early enough. So a change of plan was needed - out of the blue, hubby said why not try a Japanese restaurant near Tesco. Wow! A decent Jap restaurant nearby? The kids were excited too.

Before we went, I did a quick check on the blogs. I read 2 blogs by Ipoh-ites who reviewed Kizuna quite well. To be safe, I tried to call ahead for a reservation but they were fully booked! Just walk in...they said.

We had the soft shell crab roll (RM6), which was quite good. But the cheese korokke (a fried cheese ball) was more of a potato ball than cheese ball (RM9). The chicken katsu don (RM12) had generous slices of cripsy fried chicken and seaweed pieces on top of the rice, but the taste was heavy on mushrooms which threw the balance off. I had the fried bento set (RM24.80) which had 4 slices of sashimi, shredded cabbage salad, and several pieces of prawn, squid and vegetables that were crumbed and fried - unfortunately, the batter was much too thick. We also ordered extra chawan mushi (RM5) for the kids. Hubby didn't say much about his gyu shoga bento set (RM24.80).

After reading what the blogs had said, I was quite disappointed with the quality of food at Kizuna. As you can see from the prices, it isn't cheap either.

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