Maha Sarakham Restaurant Review – Little Tokyo

Went to a new Japanese restaurant opening today with Tong. It wasn’t crowded at all, and my first impression was bad because it reeked of fresh paint inside.

I don’t want to go into much detail, because we only had a few dishes, but what we did have was enough to lure me back again to try some other things.

The interior is neatly if unimaginatively decorated,and the coolers work well.
The interior is neatly if unimaginatively decorated,and the coolers work well.
"Little Ramen" - actually kinda full-sized and with decent broth and good toppings, but the noodles were way overcooked. 5/10.
“Little Ramen” – actually kinda full-sized and with decent broth and good toppings, but the noodles were way overcooked. 5/10.
Katsu and Omurice - Bleh katsu and not really omurice, but tasty and filling for 49 baht. 7/10.
Katsu and Omurice – Bleh katsu and not really omurice, but tasty and filling for 49 baht. 7/10.
Tom Yum Gyoza - the best dish we had by far. 8/10.
Tom Yam Gyoza – the best dish we had by far. 8/10.

Menu highlights outside.

Front view of the restaurant; fucking awesome reflection.
Front view of the restaurant; fucking awesome reflection.

Overall, I give this place a 6/10 (so far) – worth going to check out. The food had problems, but hopefully they will be ironed out soon.

Strengths: Reasonably priced (much cheaper than Japanese restaurants in Sermthai Complex). Has at least a couple strong dishes; soup gyoza is pretty good (tried two dishes with it).

Weaknesses: Smells of paint. Bad noodles (unforgivable for Japanese ramen). Bad sushi (not pictured above). Not much parking. Iced green tea is tooth-dissolvingly sweet. Hot tea is cheap and flavorless.

The place is located next to the copy shop on the corner of Highway 208 and Nakorn Sawan Soi 18 (the street that goes down to N&N 2 and Med Side) next to the copy shop.

http://goo.gl/maps/4E53T

2 thoughts on “Maha Sarakham Restaurant Review – Little Tokyo”

  1. Who owns and cooks for the place, J’s or T’s? Seems to me they can sure use your awesome cooking tips!

  2. I love Jap food myself and in fact had a meal y’day at Fuji Korat, The Mall, but their prices are steep…yes I am Cheap! From your pics the food looks appetising and I will drop in and have some if and when I swing around to Mahasarakham.

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