Koji sushi bar seats quietly at the far end of Nankin row, along the same stretch as Platypus Lobster Shack. I was there during the weekend and it was sure quiet. I dragged the friend along to try after seeing Z posted pictures of it and since the place was newly opened.
Seats were limited inside and they are all counter seats
Appetizer to start
Grilled Puffer Fish
Seeing puffer fish on the menu is probably quite rare for most Japanese restaurants so I wanted to see how it tasted. Well, it tasted like bak kwa, and it’s as oily as bak kwa. I’m not a fan of overly oily food so this dish probably didn’t work for me
Set A: Sea Bream, Swordfish, Tuna, Salmon, Sweet Prawn
Set B: Conger Eel, Salmon Roe, Greater Amberjack, Tuna, Sweet Prawn
The friend ordered 2 sets of sushi and halfway through the meal he said “I will tell you my comments when we go out” I just lol-ed. One look at the sushi I know they probably don’t meet his standards. ha
Sashimi Rice Bowl
My chirashi don actually looks pretty. The colours are lively and vibrant and they certainly look welcoming to the appetite. (Please request for brown rice cos everyone said it’s good though I didn’t try) But somehow, some of the fish wasn’t fresh. I can taste the fishy taste specially from the tuna and swordfish and it was.. bad. Honestly, a good sashimi cannot just be determined by the salmon cos salmon can never go wrong. If the salmon goes wrong, then I think the shop shouldn’t open in the first place. I’m not too sure was it cos it was a weekend, so the standard of the fish pales in comparison but even so, that shouldn’t be an excuse in the first place cos well, we are paying customers. Maybe it was a case of being there at the wrong time but, Koji Sushi Bar – sayonara!
Koji Sushi Bar
3 Pickering Street, #01-42, Singapore 048660