Dinner @ Sushi Kou

July 23, 2014 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

I was doing my research for an affordable and decent Japanese restaurant (to bring my family to) when I google-ed up Sushi Kou. What made me interested was their affordable omakase sets priced at $50, $80 and $100. With a nod from my (birthday) brother, I quickly called to make reservation. However, I failed to realise it was actually nearing midnight.

Me : Hi, I like to make a reservation for Saturday, 7pm.
Him : Oh, wow. I cleaned up everything. Thought I can go home already. But I am very happy you called.

I was actually left confused till I looked at the clock and realised how late I made my call! So yes, I was very touched that although I called way past their closing hours, the staff still made the effort to pick up the phone. With a good sense of humour too. =)

We arrived on a Sunday night and were led promptly to our table.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Pickled seaweed, Complimentary (above)

2) Stamina roll, $18 (above) – Avocado & omelette roll topped with whole roasted eel.

3) Sushi & mini udon set, $18 (above) – Set came with chawanmushi and dessert, which was jelly. I was disappointed with the toppings of the sushi. The colors looked so bad and non-appetizing.

4) Gindara teriyaki set, $25 (above) – Grilled silver cod. Set came with chawanmushi, rice, miso soup and dessert. The set is priced at $18, but we opted for additional sashimi. Thus, $25. Sashimi comprised of tuna, salmon and squid. For additional sushi (instead of sashimi), it’s $26.

5) Unagi set, $29 (above) – Similarly, set came with chawanmushi, rice, miso soup and dessert. The set is priced at $22, but we opted for additional sashimi. Thus, $29. For sushi, it’s $30. And the unagi was really good!

6) Katsu jyu zen, $18 (above) – Cutlet with egg on rice set. Set came with chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert. My brothers and I actually grew up eating katsu don (oh yes, I remember how excited we will be whenever Mom brought us out to eat Japanese when we were little kids), so this was good comfort food. Thick, juicy pork cutlet made a little soggy by the omlette. Yum.

7) Special kaisen don set, $26 (above) – Assorted seafood on sushi rice. Set came with chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert.

In the end, we did not try the omakase sets because Sushi Kou require us to order for 2 people, minimum. And the sets had to be of the same price. Meaning, if my brother and I were to go with omakase, we had to order two $80. We cant order one $50 and one $80. As such, we decided to go with the set menu which offered us more variety!

If you are interested to know more about their omakase sets, you can read fellow blogger MissTamChiak‘s, although hers was a media invite.

Generally, I was pleased with our dining experience. Decent food at very affordable prices. You know how the price plays an important role when you are paying for a big group. =p And for the price we were paying, I felt we were getting a good deal cause we’re dining in a proper restaurant. You know how it’s different when you are dining in a restaurant compared to an outlet which is one of the many (franchised) branches? The service for the former is definitely more attentive.

So yes, I definitely recommend Sushi Kou!

1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel, #01-16, Singapore
6444 8433, Facebook
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 8
Service: 8