Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Aji Japanese Taste @ Big C Ekkamai, Bangkok - ร้านอาหารญี่ปุ่น อจิ @ บิ๊กซี เอกมัย กรุงเทพฯ

Cuisine: Japanese
Price: THB800 per person without alcohol (what we paid for)
Visited: 30 March 2014
Food: 6/10
Atmosphere: 5/10
Value for money: 6/10
Services: 5/10
Scale: [ 1=poor ----- 5=average/standard ----- 10=outstanding/exceptional ]

Aji is a large Japanese restaurant that is located of the 3rd floor of Big C Ekkamai. It has been here for a few years already but this was our first visit. Surprisingly for a place like Big C to have this kind of restaurant situated within. The place reminds of those kind of restaurant/pub where white collar Japanese hang out with colleagues or clients after work. Notice the long cupboard with stored unfinished sake near the entrance. Aji is actually suitable for all kind of meal, except a date I suppose, for examples dinner with clients, family meal, hanging out with friends, and etc. However, bear in mind to ask for non-smoking seats if you cannot take the smoke or you are with kids. By law in Thailand, smoking in restaurant is prohibited and illegal but many restaurants still offers their clients smoking seats though.

The one thing that we do like about this kind of Japanese restaurant is the privacy. There is a partition between each table which really give a more private atmosphere. Aji's range of menu is wide. There are almost all sorts of Japanese food: sushi, sukiyaki, udon, and etc. They are, in fact, enjoyable and priced somewhat reasonable. The one that we like is nabe range and we would recommend you to try.

Aji Japanese Taste @ Big C Ekkamai, Bangkok

variety of menu

clients' unfinished sake and alcohol

partition between seats

Firstly, we tried some sashimi and sushi. The aji sashimi (6/10) was fresh and lovely. It was not so delicate but pleasure enough to satisfy me. However, it was strange that we were told to have it with shoyu instead of ponzu like in other places. Anyway, it is one of my favourite dish. Then we had chutoro and akami nigiri. We were told that chutoro is rather nice here. Chutoro (6/10) today was indeed nice and pleasant. It was not the kind of those high end sushi. It is more of valuable kind. The akami (5/10) was standard. It was somewhat bland for me.

aji sashimi - ซาชิมิปลาทู (THB200)

chu toro, akami nigiri morikomi - ชูโทโร่กับอะกะมิรวมมิตร (THB480)

The highlight was the nabe. We had buta nabe or simply pork hot pot (7/10). At the price of THB680, this was not cheap but it could do enough a good meal for 2 persons. The nabe comes with 4 choices of soup: tomato soup, miso soup, shoyu soup, and shio soup. We did go for shoyu soup this time and it did not disappoint us. The set came with various vegetables, sliced porks, and minced pork. Pork was tender and the minced pork that made pork ball was flavourful. The soup was also delicious. This is a must try dish. Surely, people may get used to those all-you-can-eat suki but this will indeed give another kind of happiness.

buta nabe - สุกี้หมู (THB680)

minced pork ball for nabe

tender piece of slice pork

Aji Japanese Taste @ Big C Ekkamai, Bangkok - ร้านอาหารญี่ปุ่น อจิ @ บิ๊กซี เอกมัย กรุงเทพฯ
Floor 3 Big C Ekkamai
78/2 Soi Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai)
Sukhumvit Road
P้ra Khanong Nuea, Wattana
Bangkok 10110

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am - 02:00pm for lunch and 05:00pm - 10:30pm for dinner, and 11:30am - 10:30pm for Sat, Sun, and public holiday

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