After another fruitful day out volunteering (sent goodie bags to the less privileged as Deepavali is round the corner), K and I decided to go to Tomi Sushi at Novena Velocity shopping mall for a Japanese lunch and I had the big gozen sushi set that costs $54.
The set comes with a small sushi platter first. There’s maguro, scallop, prawns and swordfish or is it yellow tail. Somehow I don’t find maguro that delicious anymore, think I prefer chuotoro and ottoro now after having it a few times at Shinji. The sashimi were served cold and I like that. It was on the whole good but the ‘yellow tail’ has a slight fishy smell towards the end.
A sushi platter also comes with the set and gosh I was so full after finishing this row of sushi. The first sushi felt a little like chuttoro. It is definitely softer than the maguro but doesn’t melt in your mouth. The rest of the sushi were not bad and I guess this is just the standard that you will usually get from an higher market japanese place.
The fish from my mains was really nice. I think it’s miso cod! Very well cooked cod and meat is really smooth. Think this is the best part of the meal. The tempura was pretty normal and the batter was light and crispy.
Tomi sushi is a slightly upmarket Japanese restaurant. From the general crowd, I could gather that it has attracted a lot of Japanese. Despite some of the misses mentioned, I would say that the hits and the amount of food given made up for it. I was so full towards the end of the kaiseki course and am satisfied with the variety of food that I had. I would also say that the lunch courses are not too expensive and pretty affordable. The only thing that I didn’t really like is that there was a slight fishy taste in the sashimi and the texture of the meat wasn’t excellent.
Verdict: A restaurant that lies between above average and good.