Sunday, October 04, 2009

Another Jap fare @ Kozue Restaurant

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Along the hallways of Gurney Plaza, there is a new Japanese restaurant (okay, probably not that new anymore) which was rather hidden from view; maybe due to the theme color of black.
In fact, I found it camouflaged next to the neighbor; the ever bustling Kim Gary's Restaurant which sports the same theme color.

The interior of the restaurant was similar to most Japanese restaurants; with the focus on wood and water. (Is it some Japanese stratagem or their Feng Shui beliefs as well?)
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The ambience was really nice; and the dimly lit place with the dark-painted walls actually made it rather cool and comfortable here.
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However, I think the small tables near the entrance which are meant for two people were slightly uncomfortable as there was not much privacy with the waiters and waitresses plus the customers walking in and out and staring at your food (or you!)

If you come in a big group, I spotted a private function room on the left of the shop; but I think it only fits 10 people max?
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The range of Japanese wine on display and can be seen right from the entrance
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They offer a range of Japanese variety; from sushi to maki, bento and sets.
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Prices here are on the mid-range as compared to others.
If you are a regular Japanese food diner, well, you know the kind of prices to expect. Kozue may be slightly higher on selected items though; as I have noticed.

Sakana Sale
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This is basically mackerel fish marinated with salt; yeah, pure salt.
It was quite salty; but I found the fish well-fried on the sides although it was a tad bit too oily.
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I noticed that the portion of the fish and the set in general was rather mean in serving for the price.
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I can't recall the exact price but it was within the range of RM15-RM19?

It came with the usual serving of white rice (which was not like the usual rice with a slightly sticky/sushi texture in Japanese restaurants)
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Salad
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Fruits
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My usual order of Shake Teriyaki; salmon teriyaki =)
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Erm, not much of a wow factor either and again, even for me, it was a rather cute serving for a set.

The overall ambience was quite nice, but unfortunately I was seated along the row of tables near the entrance which I mentioned in the beginning and it was rather uncomfortable with the servers walking up and down while you're trying to talk or enjoy your food.
Hopefully they will consider to shift some of the tables to avoid the same uneasy feeling from other customers as well?

1 comment:

  1. Agree with you on their price ha! :)

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