We ate at Nanakusa on Saturday, 27 March 2010. We were celebrating our anniversary, so it was a bit of a special occasion!
Thankfully we had booked as it was absolutely mobbed at Nanakusa. And so it should be – we have eaten at this restaurant 5 times since discovering it in May 2009 and have never been disappointed. This was the first time it was really busy in the restaurant which was a pleasing sight as it’s good to see that others have cottoned on to how amazing this restaurant is.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated with light timber panelled walls and ever-changing wall lights which give the restaurant a moody vibe. What I like about this restaurant is that it has a casual atmosphere but has exquisite food of the highest standard. The staff are so friendly that you feel like you’ve been inducted into their family as soon as you arrive. As the restaurant was so busy, it was quite noisy – but not in a distracting or annoying way, more a pleasant rubble in the background.
The menu is massive! The biggest difficulty we have eating here is to narrow down the possibilities and to try new things – there are dishes I would happily order every visit, but I try to be adventurous. The menu ranges from small starters (better for sharing than a strict starter), noodles in soup, stir fried noodles, teppan noodles, rice dishes, house specialities and a la carte dishes. Furthermore, there is an amazing selection of sushi and sashimi, as well as special yakitori BBQ dishes. You will definately be able to find something very exciting on the menu and I love spending time reading all the dish descriptions and salivating before finally choosing my meal!
We normally get about 3 starter size dishes and then two mains which is a great sized meal for two people. As Saturday night was a special occasion we also lashed out for wine and dessert which made for an amazingly decadent meal at a very reasonable price.