Left: Aburi Salmon Roll $19.80Right: Rainbow Roll $19.80Kaz Jap Sushi has always been my favourite. Although they are a bit pricey, but the quality of their food is really commendable. Their sashimi rolls are really premium topped with fresh ingredients. They do takeaways too! Celine
Located at a corner of the second floor of the sleepy Rochester Mall, Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi is a fairly spacious yet not crowded Japanese place that serves pretty good food at decent prices. Though, I wouldn’t be inclined to agree about the fusion part – ‘creative’ would’ve probably been a bit more suitable.Inside the restaurantAnyway, fusion or not, I think they did a good job with the food. Between two people, we had four fairly substantial, quality dishes for about $45 each – which given
Located at a corner of the second floor of the sleepy Rochester Mall, Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi is a fairly spacious yet not crowded Japanese place that serves pretty good food at decent prices. Though, I wouldn’t be inclined to agree about the fusion part – ‘creative’ would’ve probably been a bit more suitable.
Anyway, fusion or not, I think they did a good job with the food. Between two people, we had four fairly substantial, quality dishes for about $45 each – which given the quality of the food, I find is really quite reasonable.
Next up was a seasonal special, the Kaki Fry ($15.80 or $16.80 for 3, $21.80 for 5). The oysters were moist and meaty, and crispy outside without being covered with too much batter. This came with some fresh salad and a delicious white creamy sauce.
And a dish I really loved was the Rainbow Roll ($18.80), a happy orange, pink, beige and green sight (made up of avocado and salmon, tuna and scallop sashimi slices draped over sushi rolls stuffed with yummy prawn tempura and tobiko, which were absolutely delightful.
The savoury sushi roll with the fresh, sweet sashimi and creamy avocado was a rather nice combination indeed.
We also had Teriyaki Chicken (around $15.80 or $16.80), which was nice but not particularly fantastic, a decent rendition.
I wouldn’t really say the food blew me away, but it was enjoyable and rather importantly, fresh. Overall a pleasant experience eating at this nice, quiet restaurant, which was conducive for conversation and relaxation.
But if what you’re looking for is copious amounts of sashimi at great value, opt for one of the Japanese buffet places instead (which I will write about soon too because I love these).
I’d say this place is worth a visit if you’re in the area and looking for this sort of environment and food. And I hear the lunch sets are delicious and good value, so perhaps I (or you) should try one of these sometime!
For full review and more photos, please visit http://ingredientsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/kaz-japanese-fusion-sushi-rochester-mall/
This time I dropped by a pretty much isolated shopping mall - Rochester Mall at Buona Vista, and I decided to try out the sushi here at Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi! Full review:http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.sg/2013/05/kaz-japanese-fusion-sushi-review.htmlGreen Tea $1.50 I love to complement my sushi cuisine with the authentic Japanese green tea instead of soft drinks. Here, KAZ serves a small cup of green tea at $1.50, refillable though. Agedashi Tofu $5.80A side dish worth a mention is the Agedashi T
This time I dropped by a pretty much isolated shopping mall - Rochester Mall at Buona Vista, and I decided to try out the sushi here at Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi!
Agedashi Tofu $5.80 A side dish worth a mention is the Agedashi Tofu, in order words, the usual fried tofu we order in a Japanese Restaurant. Dipped in a pool of delectable tempura sauce and sprinkled with seaweed flakes, the soft fried tofu is a good one to start off your meal. But do make sure to consume it asap so that it doesn't turn too soggy or too cold, else it won't be as nice anymore.
Salmon Carpaccio $10.80 Another starter that we had was the Salmon Carpaccio ($10.80), a slightly grilled sliced salmon with homemade sauce. The homemade sauce did bring out the semi-raw salmon out very nicely, giving it an extra salty taste on top of the salmon, but definitely not too salty. I like how the salmon is slightly grilled because it still maintains certain part of the slice raw, which equates to a two different textures on a humble thin slice of salmon.
As much as I love this dish, I don't really like how the Tobiko (looks like orange crystal balls on the side) are placed about the sliced onions. I'm not a fan of sliced onions and despite trying it on the salmon, I couldn't appreciate it either. Perhaps to me, it would be a better idea to place the Tobiko on top of the salmon so that I can consume them both together. About 10 slices for $10.80, that isn't too pricey actually.
Rainbow Roll $18.80 My favourite sushi roll at KAZ is none other than the Rainbow Roll ($18.80). Sumptuously packed with shrimp tempura, tobiko, avocado and cucumber; rolled with tuna, salmon, hamachi, scalop and avocado - it totally signifies the restaurant's name, a fusion of many things.
Why I like this Rainbow Roll is because of its fresh and generous amount of sashimi wrapping around the sushi roll. A piece of it can actually be wrapped by say, both salmon and tuna sashimi. All in all, a piece of Rainbow Roll contains more than just one sashimi. Not to forget the shrimp tempura which added a crunchy texture to the sushi roll.
For a small $14.50 for such a big slice of Salmon Teriyaki, I though the price is reasonable. Grilled to an appropriate level when the salmon doesn't go too tough, it taste even better with the light soy sauce drizzled over it. Ultimately, this managed to satisfy my picky boyfriend's stomach.
The total bill fetched $84.75 for quite a number of quality sushi. That's also because I alone ate two sets of sushi rolls and the salmon carpaccio haha! Overall, I think KAZ is a great place to try out great quality sushi, but do choose your dishes wisely!