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Koh Grill & Sushi Bar

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The craze around Koh Grill & Sushi Bar is just unbelievable! Food reviews and instagram photos are just flooding the social media platform. We toyed with the idea of visiting Koh Grill & Sushi Bar past 9pm on a weekday night. But to our alarm, we were welcomed by a long snaking queue, across the width of Food Republic at Wisma Atria.

Our 2nd try saw us visiting the popular Japanese outlet past 2pm on a weekday. The queue was short, with less than 5 people. However, the waiting time for the food was horrendously long. Close to 45 minutes – which had deterred a couple so much that they left after waiting for 15 minutes.

We persevered as we were adamant about trying the “all-so-popular, which got everyone raving about” maki. And hence, after 45 minutes, we were served with:

SHIOK!!! Maki

SHIOK!!! Maki

Not the best plating nor prettiest maki we have tried. Rather than looking “SHIOK!!!”, we felt that it looked like an utter mess. In terms of taste, this maki was definitely not suitable for dipping in wasabi + soy sauce, due to the presence of the mayonnaise. To some extent, the mayonnaise was the binding glue for the entire sushi. The lightly roasted salmon was almost non-existent as we could barely detect any taste from it. Thankfully, the charcoal grilled eel did exude a subtle charred grill taste and fragrance. Bulk of the flavours actually came from the mayonnaise and the fish roe. To be honest, the maki wasn’t all that bad. But to define it as “SHIOK!!!” and with a waiting time of 45 minutes (upon order), we stopped short at giving it a full thumbs up.

Koh Grill & Sushi Bar
#04-21, Food Republic, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre
435 Orchard Road


Written by foodphd

August 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

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  1. […] wise however, it was slightly lacking, compared to Koh Sushi. We speculated that it might be due to a lack of sauce to bind the entire sushi together. Koh […]

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