Monday, April 09, 2007

Aoyama - The Green Room

Weekend wasn't much of a joy for me despite being Easter; Man Utd lost to Pompey, arrived late at Sepang for the race (hence i missed the start and the first few laps) and Kimi didn't win....
Still, managed to fill my tummy up with some good and cheap Jap food at Hartamas as my girl wanted to get her eyes checked at her trusty optician before the race. Enter Aoyama - The Green Room, another Jap restaurant which has been in existence for quite some time now, but was always left out from my "places to eat" list as it has a sign near the entrance that says: "NO PORK SERVED" sigh....

However, as we've tried almost every Jap restaurant here in Hartamas, i guess it's time we give it a try. Besides, there were a few Japs dining in...

Nothing fancyful, the deco of the place was pretty Jap-like with individual "coach" tables and benches separated by a curtain. Ordered a Sashimi set and a Combination set along with 2 glasses of Jap tea.

The sashimi set was my girl's and boy oh boy, the serving was GREAT... quantity and quality wise. The salmon and tuna pieces were big, chunky and juicy... not forgetting the octopus, squid
and cod chunks...
And the other half of the box, blimey, the salad itself was comparable with bigger and more expensive Jap restaurants.

Next came my Combination set, essentially their very own salad, served with 2 pieces of grilled unagi on rice, 3 pieces of fried ebi and a cup of chawanmushi, which took nearly 20 minutes to arrive, i guess it's prepared on a per order basis.

Deep fried ebi... not my usual favourite coz i don't fancy the batter but at least the prawns were fresh here.....


My salad on the right and the grilled unagi on the left.

The chawanmushi came at long last..........

Service was acceptable though the songs could've been less Sushi-King-Genkilike. Imagine listening to Linkin Park in a Rolls Royce Phantom. Doesn't fit quite rightly.

The bill came up to RM 56.35 as follows:

2 Jap tea - RM 2

1 sashimi set - RM 22

1 combo set - RM 25

Govt tax - RM 2.45

Serv charge - RM 4.90

My tummy rating..... 8.2/10

11 comments:

teckiee said...

I have eaten in this place since they opened about 6 years back? .. always returned for more. I dont really their opening hours tho..... I was in for a late lunch and we had to hurry up on our eating because they said they are closed after 3pm!

sc said...

have been there once, few years back too.. i remembered that the handroll was pretty good, so was the grilled seafood. but the servings at that time were small though, tak cukup makan for big eaters like me! hehe

tankiasu said...

Sounds like their food is very reasonably priced, considering the quality and location-wise.

boo_licious said...

strange but I had a bad experience here once which I blogged abt - their tempura was soggy and soft. Never went back there again after that since I had better Jap choices around Hartamas. Have you tried Akane, the new Tokyo dining place next to Fong Lye? Looks interesting.

Fezzaboy said...

Haven't tried Akane yet... but will probably do so the next time i dine there....

Thanks...

jason said...

Em... aren't that a bit pricey? o_O

KampungboyCitygal said...

just back from sushi king promo that sucks like hell..ur jap food is more reasonably priced

cookies_cream said...

Sashimi set at RM22? Not bad eh. I too went to a Japanese rest at Times Square. Will blog about it soon. :)

MeiyeN said...

mu lost, massa didn't win! so sad.. :(

Fezzaboy said...

Sorry for going off topic...

Mei Yen,

No worries, the Devils trashed the Romans 7-1 this morning...

MeiyeN said...

O_o really?!!!!!!!! i've yet to read da paper..... *jumping up and down*

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