Zen Sushi (Bucharest, Romania) : Review

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Str. George Calinescu 15
Sector 1, Bucuresti

V: 9th September 2017      T:  0722 161 718  W: zensushibucuresti.ro

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Apart from trying different types of Romanian food, I wanted to try some other styles of food when I was here and one style was Japanese. From my research and also from friends, I was told about Zen Sushi.

My favourite Sushi place in Glasgow is Nippon Kitchen, so I wanted to see how Zen Sushi was and how its atmosphere was so I payed it a visit.

On arrival the entrance was very Japanese themed with a little bridge and pond, this for me was very cool as I liked themed style restaurants so this was a good start for me.

We were welcomed in and shown to a seat inside.

There was an instant nice relaxing feel to the restaurant, and from the food I saw being served to everyone around me it looked very good so I couldn’t wait to order.

We had this little device on the table, this is the first time I have been to a restaurant with something like this. It had 2 buttons on it, one to order, two to pay for the bill and the last to cancel.

I will show the cost in the native currency, if you are reading this and stay in the UK just device the cost by 5 and it’s roughly that in pounds.

The Food…

Starter

Gyoza Shrimp 25 LEI

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Tonight I wanted to try a few things, so I thought lets have a look at the starters and see what I fancy.

I opted for this dish as it sounded nice…well looked nice from the photos and I knew it was shrimp so it sounded good.

This was very nice, the perfect size for a starter. The shrimp taste was very nice and not overpowering and the added sauce just added that extra nice flavour.

I really enjoyed this and would have it again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main Course

Maki Deluxe 150 LEI
6p California Maki, 4p Philadelphia Maki, 4p Creveti si Avocado Maki, 4p Ton Picant Maki, 3p Creveti Tempura Maki, 2p Anghila Uramaki, 2p Somon Uramaki, 2p Creveti Uramaki

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For my main I opted for this, and no I didn’t have it all to myself even though I could probably have taken it all…..I shared it with my girlfriend.

I loved this!!!! every mouthful was very nice and again with the added dip wow amazing!!!

There was one of them that stood out from the rest, and I wish I knew what one it was as I wish I would have had more of this type.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

My first visit to a Zen Sushi and I was very impressed, everything was fresh, the service was very good and I enjoyed my evening here.

If I am ever back in Bucharest I will visit here again and try some more dishes.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Corinthian New Brasserie Menu Launch (Glasgow) : Review

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191 Ingram Street
Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1DA

V: 12th October 2017      T:  0141 552 1101  W: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (very well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have been to the Corinthian a good few times, mostly for the Afternoon Tea which is my favourite in Glasgow. Inside has always had a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, and also the staff have been very friendly and helpful.

Last week I got an email inviting me to tonight’s event, which was to try something from the new menu….well I love my food and I like the Corinthian so I couldn’t turn it down.

I was looking forward to trying this menu, as I have never really been in here for food. Its always been Afternoon Tea, or for a few drinks so it was now time to sample the food.

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On entry I was welcomed and shown to my table, if you have never been here there are effectively 3 seating areas in here. The first being the ones on the left as you go in, these are booths with a big chair. These are more for couples, and this is where I was seated tonight. The next is the middle are, which has a few group tables, and then the far right which is booths and tables again for groups.

The Food…

Starter

Potted Chicken Liver Parfait £N/A (Normally £6.95)
Pear Chutney, Pea Shoot Salad & Brioche Toast

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I always like to try this at any restaurant, as its interesting how they all differ and how they present it.

This was presented very nicely, and looked very good, my first thought was maybe 1 more brioche toast would be good but lets see how I get on.

I have to say this was the best Chicken Liver Parfait I have tasted so far, it was very very smooth and full of flavour and it worked amazing with the Brioche Toast. I was correct though, there was still enough parfait in the little pot enough for one more slice.

I would have this again!!!

Portion Size : 4.5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main

Herb Crusted Ayrshire Pork Fillet £N/A (Normally £14.95)
Toulouse Sausage & white bean Cassoulet

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I spotted 3 dishes I wanted to try, but I opted for this as it sounded nice. My second option would have been Peterhead Haddock and Chips, as it sounded very good.

When it arrived, the presentation and smell was very good so I was looking forward to seeing how this tasted.

This was very nice, and cooked just right as it was not mega chewy which is always my pet hate when it comes to dishes like this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Dessert

Brandy Soused Strawberry Creme Brulee (V) £N/A (Normally £5.95)
Shortbread

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Presentation again this was very good, and it looked very good.

I tried the shortbread first, and this was very good I love shortbread.

Moving on to the Creme Brulee, this was again perfect and very very nice. This and the shortbread for me was a perfect combination.

I would have this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

During the meal, a live quarter was performing they were called Strings Aloud. Due to the design of this building, and due to it being strings the acoustics were amazing and the sound was very relaxing and created a very very nice atmosphere for everyone.

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Overall :

I am very pleased I got tonight’s invite, as I learned that here does very nice food where are before in my mind it was more a cocktails and Afternoon Tea location.

I cant fault anything tonight, all 3 courses were very nice, the service was good and also the atmosphere was perfect.

I would like to thank the Corinthian again for my invite, I had a very enjoyable evening and will see you soon.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: N/A
  • Overall : 5