With the other F&B tenants at the Mandarin Gallery, Suju seems to have escaped under the radar screen. A little odd, and it was a stroke of fortune on Christmas Eve, that we found ourselves there for lunch. Well OK, there wasn't much choice since it was the only place without a queue. Thankfully, the oddity ended there. It is a high quality joint. It's hard to tell from the outside given the usual nondescript entrances typical of many Japanese joints. It's not cheap although lunch sets are fairly priced.
|Tempura lunch set|
The Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) that accompanies the rice bowl set is bigger than most other places, and very smooth, with a discernible aroma of good eggs.
Perhaps the sushi set might have been a little less expensive, since I get the same standards at my regular Sushi Hiro joint in HK for about half the price.
While the catches were fresh, my one complaint was the sushi served in seaweed. It wasn't crisp by the time it ended up at our table, and was embarrassingly difficult to bite off. You should only try it at home - it ain't cool to play tug-of-war with your handroll in public.
Overall, the rice bowls are probably where it's at for lunch. If I get happy a second time for lunch, I just might head back for dinner.
333A Orchard Road