Food and drink
The food is surprisingly good. Chef Koketsu has managed to give his unique spin on Pacific Rim cuisine. There are the requisite pu pu platters but also poke, noodles, rice and meat and seafood items. The pastry chef is a James Bear Award winner, so don't skimp on dessert. The drinks are what you'd really come here for though and the tiki bar specializes in rum cocktails, but also melds other liquors in its signature libations.
My friends seemed to dig into the pu pu platters, especially the ham and cheese spring rolls and the Peking duck tea sandwiches. I really liked the Samoan deviled eggs. I saw someone order a whole suckling pig - it was gone in minutes so it must have been good.
It's gold and glitz and you'll find lots of fashionistas and banker types. Thankfully, you can find a good spot from which to enjoy the show or have a good time with your friends.
The service is not the best. Depending on the size of your party and how attractive you are, the servers will act accordingly.
On the corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue South. The area has had a host of restaurants open in recent years although this particular location has been cursed in the past.
Pu pu platters cost about $33 for two. A regular a la carte dinner runs to about $80 for two.
Tables to book
I prefer the casual banquettes in front rather than the more formal tables in the back. If you're coming here to just drink and sample some platters, this is the place to sit.
- Business travellers
- People watching
- Design and architecture