Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Ayukawa Grand at The ZON Regency Hotel - Japanese and Italian Buffet Restaurant (This Restaurant is Closed.)

Today, we were at Ayukawa Grand Japanese and Italian Buffet Restaurant at The ZON Regency Hotel for lunch at the invitation of Rebecca Lee, the owner.
 
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Ayukawa Grand is a large a la carte buffet style restaurant on the sixth floor of The ZON Regency Hotel in Stulang Darat, Johor Bahru. The interior is huge and cavernous.
 
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I like those seats with large arch windows with good views of the Straits and of Singapore. I was there at lunch and could imagine that the view is going to be quite pretty at night.  
 
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There were many items on the spread but as usual at buffets, I went for the same few things that I liked most. And, when it comes to Japanese, I go for the sashimi :)) The sashimi was fresh and we had two large servings which were quite prettily presented. 
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I love grilled salmon heads especially for its gelatinous parts and that little bit of belly just behind the chin where the pectoral fins are :)) Simple and nice. 
 
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I love grilled oily sanma or Pacific Saury.  
 
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I sampled a plate of their pasta and was so impressed with the al dente spaghetti and the freshly made olive based sauce that I ended up trying servings of the other sauces.
 
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By now, I was stuffed and stayed on to chat over steamed soy beans. I love chomping on these healthy munchies as we chatted. 
 
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Chef Yap takes special pride in his sushi and sashimi creations. Chef Yap's brother who is also an accomplished chef, takes care of the Italian section.
 
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Just before leaving I ordered a teppanyaki pan fried salmon, just to have a picture of the Chef in action.
 
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As I watch and photographed the Chef, I caught a waft of that aromatic fragrance as the Chef was making that sauce on the teppanyaki. In the end, I ate up that lovely fried salmon in savoury sauce, somehow  finding space in my stuffed stomach to pack it in :))
 
Obviously, I couldn't eat everything on offer but at least we could feast our eyes on them. So here are the OPM - not "Other People's Money" in that Danny DeVito movie classic but "Other People's Makan" :))
 
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Turkey
 
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Lamb chops.
 
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We are having a foodies' gathering on 17 Jan 2013, also at Ayukawa Grand at The ZON. I am so looking forward to meet fellow foodies and to enjoy the food at Ayukawa again. This time, I shall try out the things that I missed this round :)) Look out for the update.
 
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Restaurant name: Ayukawa Grand Japanese and Italian Buffet Restaurant at Level 6, The ZON Regency Hotel
Address: 88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.470826,103.783239
Hours: Lunch 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. Dinner 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Pricing information: Mon - Fri Lunch Adult RM43, Child RM24. Dinner Adult RM69, Child RM39. Sat & Sun Lunch & Dinner Adult RM69, Child RM39. No charge for child age 5 and younger. Tax extra.
Not certified Halal, no pork, no lard served
 
Date visited: 7 Jan 2013


13 comments:

  1. What a feast! Both for the eyes and for the tummy too!

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  2. Finally! A buffet in JB worth talking about and by the looks of your pic, definately a must go!! This spread in on Monday, a weekday, then the weekends should be really grand. Thanks much much.

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  3. Tried today..a bit disappointed with the sashimi...not fresh..but for the tempura and teriyaki still ok..service is good...

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  4. Compare with the branch in Sutera, really recommend Zon for all the friends of Johor Kaki. I like the environment here,maybe it is inside the hotel...One of the reason I recommend here because I can enjoy Italian and Japanese food at the same night =) ... Some more, my friend made a reservation 1 week before to enjoy the birthday discount... Yummy Yummy =p

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  5. I went for dinner with my girl friend... Very nice place with sea view seats... My girl friend like very much especially unlimited sashimi supply ...and their pasta taste good also... Worth to go ... The mushroom I love also..

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  6. Tried today. Yucks! Service is ok though. Not recommended. Not value for money. Oyster, sashimi all not fresh. Everything taste the same. Disappointing trip.

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  7. Not really like what u show here. I went for it last sat 6.30am they said no more oysters. Sashimi is nice but not so many choices. Chawanmushi is nice. Can feel the chef dun really put effort in food just simply do. Some more they start cleaning, resting and dun bother about order about 9pm plus. Compared to what u posted a bit disappointed.

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  8. restaurant close ??

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    1. Yes, both Ayukawa outlets are closed.

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