Samurai Restaurant, is I think the only Japanese restaurant listed here in Abu Dhabi. It is near Toursit Club Area and behind Capital Al Diar Hotel along Mina Road. The area is not located at the usual busy streets of the city. There was ample parking space and it was not difficult to locate. We were the first customer to arrive.
|the restaurant from the corner angle|
Honestly, the reason why I chose this restaurant to try out because they have churros in their dessert menu. I have been craving for churros for the past few days. Missed munching on them. I think the best churros I had was in Singapore at Clarke Quay. It was soft and crunchy at the same time. I don't know how churros ended up in the menu of a Japanese restuarant, because it sounded Japanese? Hohum. Ok back to the Asian cuisine.
We ordered Chicken Yakisoba for me, Yakiniku Bento for hubby, Maguro Sushi, Tamago Sushi and of course don't forget Gyoza.
|Yakiniku (Beef and Fish with salad and rice)|
The verdict: the yakisoba was disappointing, it tasted and looked like the Filipino Pancit Canton. The noodles was not even passable. It was bit salty. The lunch box that hubby ordered was good. The fish and the beef was very tasty. It was my first time to try sushi minus the seafood, that's why I ordered for the Tamago, I must say, the rice, the seaweed wrap and sweetened omellete was a welcome surprise to my choosy palate. Since I am not a fan of anything raw, I didn't try the tuna sushi. The gyoza was cooked perfectly, crispy edges and soft shells. I still prefer the gyoza of Rai Rai Ken in Davao though. I don't know why.
Total wallet damage was AED 174.00 and left some tip since no service charge on the receipt. WE were not able to order the churos since we were already pretty much filled up. Maybe next time.