Overall Score 9/10
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The menu at Kaizen is inclusive of all the mainstream Japanese restaurants usually have to offer. The average price is very reasonable, some items are cheaper than most sushi places in the CBD. The Kaizen Sushi and Hibachi is like the Japanese restaurants in the shopping mall, where it is opened for business throughout the day. So, you can go there to enjoy the sushi any time of the day. Be noted that a glass of draft beer is only 59+ baht all day long.
For Sushi and Sashimi, there were two choices. The first one was the Otoro Sashimi (1,800 baht). The fatty pattern on the Otoro looked amazing. The presentation and the cut showed much skill of the sushi chef. The pieces of Otoro were firm as we picked up with chopsticks but it melts in the mouth nicely. The second choice was the Kaizen King Sushi (1,800 baht). This sushi set came with three bites of Uni variety; Uni alone, Uni with Enkawa, and Uni with Tobiko and tuna. I tried the last one and it was pretty delicious. We still had five other pieces in the set, which were all top choices; Otoro, Chutoro, Enkawa, Kinmedai, and Hamachi. I must admit that the fish was fresh but the packing of the Nigiri wasn’t the best since the rice was still loose and it wasn’t the Edo traditional style. It was the To-favor Thai people style, with too large of a cut size compared to the rice portion. The proper proportion of fish and rice was the trick for me, it’s called Edo style. I would have liked the Nigiri more.
In this meal at the Kaizen Sushi and Hibachi, we still have three more dishes and one from the teppanyaki to talk about. For the Teppan, we got the Hibachi set of Kobe and Seafood (1,490 baht), which included the Kobe beef, Salmon, Tiger prawn, veggies, and garlic fried rice. For the price, it was all worth it. The portion was huge; it could easily be shared with a friend as a meal. But for my two friends and I, this set was just a quarter of a meal, lol… we are big eaters. The kobe beef was so tender; Salmon was standard; veggies were done right; nothing to complain about. I was told that the Teppanyaki chef was working in the U.S. for about 10 years. I am not surprised at all because the set was really nicely prepared.
My overall experience of this fine Japanese lunch at the Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi was more than satisfying. The food was delicious and the service was great. The dishes came in good portion. Most of them are reasonably priced, if not lower than Japanese restaurants Bangkok standard. Not all the dishes impressed me greatly but majority of them did. For a new comer to the sushi business, I can promise you that this Japanese restaurant will do well. Being the One-stop service, the Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi will surely attract wider range of customers. The convenient location for sky train commuters is a plus, not to mention that it has a parking lot in the back. So if you want to try various Japanese specialties in other areas besides the hectic Thonglor or silom area, the Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi is a smart choice.
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