When I went to the Japanese restaurant Kiro-Sakura, I thought “Does Sushi Always Taste So Good?”
I decided to answer it with yes.
Kiro-Sakura is a Japanese restaurant in Shine City. When we first went in, the first floor seemed very authentic. But unfortunately, it was full. So the worker guided us up to the second floor. Despite all those no smoking signs, there were cigarette smells in the staircase. Also, it was very cold inside, making me feel like it was part of Japanese culture, which I’m still not sure about. When we found our table, it had grease marks all over and it was visible. When I put my hand on the table, my finger was covered in grease. I think the workers don’t clean up very well. Or is that also part of Japanese culture? Well, that I don’t know. The uniform and cutlery were very authentic, but the delicate paint was starting to wear away on the plate. The plate’s patterns didn’t match those of the cup. So far, Kiro-Sakura didn’t really give me a good first impression.
The first thing I tried was the tuna hand roll. The seaweed was chewy, but a little rough, which is what seaweed is. The rice was just flavorless, and probably just a side dish to the tuna. The tuna didn’t have anything outstanding in particular. It was just like all those tuna they sell at any place. I couldn’t find a taste that would differentiate it from other Japanese restaurants.
I also tried my salmon sushi. There was no wasabi inside, and it was also very plain and similar to other sushi restaurants. The ramen was just as the same. It was like the most commonly tasting restaurant ever. Or had I only ordered the commonly tasting dishes? I have no idea.
Kiro-Sakura’s price was also very common for a Japanese restaurant. I ended up paying exactly 100 RMB. That is a very common price.
The customer service was sort of weird. The workers gave me and Anya’s hand rolls first and gave Lia’s 20 minutes later. That was weird. Overall I give Kiro-Sakura a 4 out of 10.