Friday night dinner to Sai-Z on Broadway and a brand new experience. The last time I was here it was a Greek Restaurant serving calamari and roast lamb. The new owner’s have transform this space into an enchanted two story show case for their esthetes and visual pleasing Japanese food. There are also lots of alcoves and sight lines to seduce any amorous couple. The décor and flowers are all very tastefully set about the room (a pot of beautiful orchids protrudes from behind my head). The bathroom even looks likes they were professionally decorated. Starting at seven o’clock, the sound of live piano music came waffling about the restaurant. Romantic tunes made me look deeper into the sixteen eyes of the eight lovely Oriental Lady servers around us.
STOP. Stop… stop…. Iol…lol… my good buddy and I split a gut. We both agreed that this would be a great “Date” place to bring our GF’s (that’s if and when, we can find one)! So lets get back to the food before we get a pitcher of ice water down our shirts.
We ordered the following dishes and they were all beautifully plated. To start, we were porcelain spoon presented with an amuse bouche of bean sprouts. Didn’t like it.
**Kobe-beef tataki: My eyes love it but my taste buds thinks it’s a little too tart.
**Wild sockeye salmon sashimi: Enjoyed by my retina before savoring and eaten.
**Spicy tuna roll: Again the visuals are satisfying and texture of the tuna, superb.
**Tuna mango roll: It’s a bit strange for my taste and the flavour much too subtle.
**Prosciuto roll: The ham’s smokiness is too strong and my senses can’t wrap around it.
**4 pcs Toro tuna belly sushi: Here they slice the Toro with the grain and I prefer against.
**4 pcs Unagi BBQ eel sushi: Nice big BBQ pieces and delicious.
The food was very high quality, delicious and well presented. The service was excellent.