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

Temaki (Glasgow) : Review

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113 Hope Street
Glasgow G2 6LL
UK

Websitetemakiglasgow.co.uk

Visit Date : Saturday 11th March 2017

The last time I was at Temaki was for the Temaki Bloggers Event, I really enjoyed this night so I thought I have to go back and see if it wasn’t just a one off.

Mains :

Sushi Burrito – Salmon and Tuna £8.50

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I loved the Sushi Burrito when I was last in, so I decided have another but a slightly different flavour of one. I opted for the Salmon and Tuna option which sounded really nice.

Just like the last time this was very good, I think this is my favourite between the two I have tried.

There was something in this that really added amazing flavour for me. If you look at the photo the brown part, this was like a powder but wow this was very tasty I wish I knew what it was.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Rolls 4PCS (Volcano) £5.20

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This ticked all the boxes for me, cheese, salmon and tuna all my favourite and was good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3

Overall :

Overall I had another nice time in Temaki.

Temaki is a really nice place to eat, its very cosy and the atmosphere is nice.

  • Child Friendly : No (due to small location)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Temaki Glasgow Bloggers Event

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113 Hope Street
Glasgow
G2 6LL

Website : www.temakiglasgow.co.uk
Facebook : Facebook.com/temakiglassgow
Twitter : @TemakiGla
Instagram : Instagram.com/TemakiGla/

Inspired by New York. Made in Glasgow.

Healthy. Tasty. Casual. Roll with it at Temaki Glasgow.
Far East meets Mexican as we bring our street food to Glasgow’s city centre.

Prepare to have a new CRUSH. Sushi Burritos are our thing. Hell, it’s ONE serious food crush we have and believe us when we say that you won’t taste anything like these elsewhere, anywhere. It’s all your taste buds ever wanted.

Event Date : Thursday 12th January 2017

I was lucky to get invited to tonights blogger event, I had heard of Temaki but only that it was opening soon in Glasgow. I saw a few things on Twitter, but then nothing till this invite which I was so glad I did as I was looking forward to trying here.

Before attending I was sent the menu via email, I had a quick glance and it sounded very nice. One item was the Sushi Burrito which stood out to me, and was a must have for me to try.

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On arrival the first thing I noticed was its location, I knew the restaurants at either side but I couldn’t think what was here before…still don’t know. Another thing I noticed was it was a small location, but I soon learned this was intentional (you will find out later)

On entering we were greeted by the owner and shown to our table, and given the menu for this evening.

I had a quick count and Temaki can seat about 25 to 30 people, as I said it was a quick count so its somewhere around that number.

The Food

As you will see below its a lot of food tonight, luckely I was hungry so I was looking forward to it.

Salmon Sashimi, Maki, Nigiri Spicy Kimchi Edamame

SUSHI BURRITO TO SHARE

Roasted shredded crispy duck with cucumber, cabbage, avocado, crispy onions, hoisin sauce, wrapped in seaweed and hand
rolled with sushi rice

CHILLI CHICKEN RAMEN

A signature noodle staple

YAKI MOCHI

Green Tea Ice cream

DRINKS

Hite beer
Jun Maidai Daiginjo Sake
Eastern Rickey
Yuzi Sour

Starters :

Salmon Sashimi, Maki, Nigiri Spicy Kimchi Edamame & Sushi Burrito

I started with the Sushi, and you can’t really go wrong with Sushi. It was nice and fresh and I loved every mouthful.

Now this was what I was looking forward to the Sushi Burrito!!!

The Sushi Burrito is set to be one of this years biggest health food trends, and I can see why.

I loved this and could have had more!!! it had all the flavours I loved and more. The duck flavour added that extra taste that enhanced what was already nice and tasty.

If you visit Temaki DO try this!!!

Main :

Chilli Chicken Ramen

I have never had Ramen, I have only ever heard of it.

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This was very nice, I asked for the milder one as I am not too good with very spicy food. Unfortunately I had to leave most of it, not due to the taste but more due to my lack of Chopstick skills. I am sure I would have finished it all if I could use chopsticks.

Dessert :

Green Tea Icecream

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I have never been a fan of any kind of tea, but one ice-cream flavour I have never tried is Green Tea. For me this was just ok, but other people there who like Green Tea loved this so do give it a try if you like the flavour of Green Tea.

Drink :

Eastern Rickey Cocktail

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I can’t remember what was in this cocktail apart from Lychee, so it was a very nice and refreshing cocktail.

This was a perfect choice of cocktail for tonight, as there was a few spicy dishes so this just worked well with them.

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The Owner

After the meal I managed to get a little time to talk to the owner. The owners name is Kasia and she is a lovely girl.

The idea for Temaki was from her experiences in New York and San Francisco, and the Ramen was from her visits to Asia. Kasia had tried many Sushi Burritos when in NY and SF, and thought why is nobody doing this over here….and thats where Temaki comes in.

As soon as Kasia tried the Sushi burrito at these places, she knew she wanted to bring it to Glasgow.

As I said this location only seats 25 to 30 people has another good reason, Kasia said that she always felt that when one person went out to eat it looked awkward. So having this layout where your sitting at a bench or a long table etc and close to others, this helps reduce that and gives a nice cosy atmosphere.

Kasia is very passionate about Temaki and I have the feeling this place will do very well, I will be going back as I fell in love with the Sushi Burrito.

Overall :

Overall I had a fantastic night, and fantastic food.

At the time of writing this post, Temaki do not have an alcohol license. They are aiming to try and get one, but please don’t let that put you off going here.

I would like to thank Temaki for the invite, and thank Kasia for the little chat.

You will see me soon so get the Sushi burrito’s ready 🙂

  • Child Friendly : No (too small a location unless they stay seated)
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes and taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : N/A for tonights visit.