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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2006.
Japanese Cuisine Restaurant
68, ZhouZi St., NeiHu District
Hours: 11 am-9 pm
(2-5 pm ; 2-5 pm afternoon break;
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
--- By Shanzi Chen Translated by Cara
Situated in the Neihu Science and Technology
Park area, Creative Japanese Cuisine Restaurant is an
amalgamation of creativity and tradition. From its culinary
styles and choice of cutlery to the interior decor,
a fusion of Japanese Zen and modern simplicity can be
Walk through the big, mysterious black door and you
step into the spacious interior, separated into two
areas by a large beaded curtain. A huge, eye-catching
Japanese-style mural is located on the side and behind
the chef's bar. The mural's depictions of daily life
during the Japanese Edo period is a hint that the cuisine
here focuses on Edo-style natural flavors. The character
[ ] from the restaurant's name is also cleverly worked
into the mural.
The restaurant's young team of chefs
all hail from the famous Shintori restaurant and are
very talented, with an eagerness to create new, exciting
combinations of traditional Kaiseki cuisine and Western-style
spices and presentations. Despite the new ideas and
constant creative changes, their demand for quality
never changes, helping guarantee that customers always
enjoy the most natural flavors while dining.
Since the focus is on creativity, there
is no menu here. Just specify what you do not want to
eat, and what kinds of flavors you prefer. Then sit
back and wait for dish after dish of delicious surprises.
The Three-Flavored Sashimi Sushi is a selection of three
types of high-priced sashimi, including black tuna sushi.
Simply dip these slices in the sauces and enjoy their
sweet freshness. Another Edo dish is the Loose Sushi,
with sushi rice that has been soaked in Cherry Blossom
Vinegar, then covered with a choice of sashimi slices.
Creative's fresh sashimi and the fragrant vinegar rice
will take your breath away.
Business lunches, designed with the
science park crowd in mind, are priced between NT$400
and NT$750. The menu-less dinner is priced at NT$1,500
per person with a set meal of six elegant courses.
An elegant, peaceful dining environment, delicately-presented
cuisine and warm, friendly service are what Creative
Japanese Cuisine Restaurant aims to deliver, as their
wholehearted attitude continues to win over customers'