11, Lane 5, ZhongShan North Road, Sec. 7
(near TienMu W. Rd.--parking lot available there)
Hours:11:30 am-2 pm, 5:30-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Group reservations welcomed for
parties, meetings, gatherings and other activities.
--By Josie Wu, translated by
Japanese bar ikra combines Shibuya
cuisine and style, and was transplanted here because
owner Mr. Wu Jia-hong (Charles) loves it so much.
Charles is also owns 3 Coins, whose modern antique-style
touches, such as a warm wooden interior, different
layers of green and bright blues, poetic cherry
blossoms, candles and old-style furnace, can also
be found in ikra. The Japanese chef designs seasonal
menus, synchronized with the ones in Japan. Fresh
ingredients and Japanese-style cooking creates
European-flavoured cuisine. However, to cater
Taiwanese customers' eating habits, ikra prepares
lunch set meals (NT$380-NT$480).
ikra's elegant dining space brings huge smiles
to Japanese wives residing in Tienmu.
Japanese love eels. Fresh Eel Poeler Pie with
Balsamico Cream (NT$380) is prepared with crispy
eel and asparagus, stuffed in a cheese pie and
garnished with Italian wine vinegar. Alaskan King
Crab with Spinach in Gratin (NT$680) is made with
steamed, fresh crab legs. Red Wine Braised Eel
in Oriental Salad (NT$380) uses freshly-killed
eels soaked in red wine. Instead of the typical
sidekick role for salad, this dish provides a
fusion of Japanese and European flavours.