Dozo: where you can get your Japanese fix without breaking the bank

Dozo’s appeared on this blog a couple of times and it has to be said that my first visit was an absolute contrast to the second. Since then, it’s been a relatively reliable spot for a quick Japanese fix with a fairly inexpensive price range to boot. The floral decor on…

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Chisou Izakaya (Mayfair): where you should go for sake

Chisou Knightsbridge used to be a dependable pitstop post ooh-ing and ahh-ing at material things in Harrods. They also have a Mayfair branch, which I’ve never been to until recently. The Mayfair branch has two spaces: an izakaya with an omakase counter for more relaxed dining and a separate sushi…

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Dozo (Old Compton St): where second chances made sense

I wasn’t too keen on Dozo the first time my friends and I went. But life’s all about taking chances and giving second chances so it was only apt to give this Japanese restaurant on Old Compton Street another try. I also wanted to figure out why it’s much quieter…

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Roka (Aldwych): where you remember favourites

Roka will always have a special spot in my heart. The flagship on Charlotte Street used to be a favourite for meetings, post-work dinner with friends, and impromptu tête-à-têtes with an old friend-on-tap. Since moving offices and losing said friend to the Americas a few years ago, I can count…

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Wasabi Tei (Far East Plaza): where you’ll find good sashimi at the right place

I ended up having quite an adventure looking for good sushi in Singapore. It all started with a craving when a friend posted mouth-watering photos of chirashi on Instagram. She mentioned it was from a stall in Far East Plaza, a shopping centre with independent boutiques and beauty salons catering to the…

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