Monday, January 14, 2008

Nihonbashi Japanese restaurant

11 Galle Face Terrace
Colombo 3.
Tel: 94-11-2323847

Transport yourself to Tokyo at this Japanese restaurant on Galle Road opposite the Galle Face Hotel. Choose to sit Japanese-style in a more intimate private room or pick a regular table by the calming indoor water pond. Then get ready for raw freshness.

If you find yourself overwhelmed with the extensive menu, calm your nerves with some Japanese Green Tea, order the particularly delicious Miso Soup, and then ponder what you might like to have next. The one dish that requires no deliberation, though, is the Shake no Aburi Sushi. This marinated Norwegian Salmon Sushi, the fat of which is slightly melted before it is brought to the table, is mouthwatering and full of flavor. The menu also offers classic favorites such as California Rolls, Tempura Moriawase (seafood tempura), and Seafood Yakisoba (ramen-style noodles). For an exciting alternate to the standard round-shaped sushi rolls, try the conical-shaped Kanikama Maki (crab stick roll). And if you haven’t already had enough wasabi to satisfy your appetite, end your meal with the unusually delectable Wasabi Ice cream.

An ideal place for family dinners or business gatherings, Nihonbashi is one of the two superior locales offering authentic Japanese cuisine in Colombo (the other is Ginza Hosen at the Hilton Hotel). But the service, while courteous, can be slow.

For a change in scene the next time you visit Nihonbashi, check out the restaurant’s branch at the Hilton Colombo Residence, or the smaller outlet located inside Odel Unlimited shopping center.

Nihonbashi branches also located at:
Hilton Colombo Residence
200 Union Place
Colombo 2
Tel: 94-11-2300642


Odel Unlimited
5 Alexandra Road
Colombo 7
Tel: 94-11-2682712

Seating area - Odel branch

Seating area - Odel branch

Sashimi lunch platter

Chicken lunch platter


Hand roll

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