Upon walking towards John and Yoko (the restaurant), I already felt this cosmopolitan ambiance. When I got inside, it seemed to be a restaurant bar (because of the lighting) but it’s not really one. I’ve learned that it’s one of Marvin Agustin’s business ventures.
As Anton Diaz have put it, it’s an upscale version of Sumo Sam. And me, not being a regular Sumo Sam customer (the last time I ate there was last January), I was not able to notice it. I guess if I ordered the same dish I could have said something like, “Tastes familiar”.
To start off our late lunch, we ordered for a California Roll and a Sukiyaki. The California Roll is actually the same as California Maki, except that they just topped it with Kani strips with dressing. An order of California Roll is a bit pricey for me to think that I could get more out of my one hundred bucks at Maki Mi Sushi. As for the Sukiyaki, the serving was large and it’s good for 4 people.
For our main course, we had an Ebi Tempura and a Wagyu Rice. I was quite disappointed with the Ebi Tempura because of the breading. As for the Wagyu Rice, it was hard for me to tell if they really used Wagyu beef on it because it was cooked medium well.
For our dessert, we ordered for a Caramel Cheesecake. The cheesecake has a thin crust with a caramel drizzle on top of it and served with two wafer sticks with whipped cream.
And if you plan on ordering drinks, you might as well not try their red iced tea.
I would not recommend this restaurant for those who love authentic Japanese food. However, for those who want a Japanese fusion, you may want to try out their other menu selections aside from the ones listed here.
With regards to their quality of service, I was not happy about it. My Mom ordered for a salad and they totally forgot it. Thus, we canceled the order. In addition, they were stacking up used plates and leftover right beside our table which is not a good sight at all.