Akashi is one of quite a few Japanese chain restaurants in Singapore, and it's probably newer than say 'Sushi Tei' or 'Sakae Sushi' because I didn't know it existed till my dad suggested. Anyway, we were there on a weekend for dinner and there was a queue of about 20mins, queues usually mean that place is good right? Well…
The place did well with ambience, the cups and other crockery were traditional and authentic looking.
The bamboo screens and low ceiling felt cosy and had a village feel. (bonus: check out the guy on the right who's spotted me taking a picture)
The orders took a while to come because they were so busy. Let me just say that Katsu is extremely hard to perfect. I've made it a couple of times in the past and have given up because 1. I can't deep fry for nuts… and 2. I'm lazy (of course). So I usually have the Tonkatsu when I eat a Japanese restaurant.
The sets in Singapore Japanese restaurants tend to use a ridiculous amount of crockery.
Those pickles in the bottom right corner were rather addictive, the cold tempura fish pieces above them however, were not.
Love a katsu that's nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Rubbery insides get a big thumbs down from me and thankfully, not the case here.
Dad had the Katsudon set.
Mum had the Soba and Tempura Set, looked really good.
Don't know if I'll go again but I appreciated the attention to detail the kitchen paid to the katsu.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-01 The Paragon, Singapore