DINING SAKE BAR
33, AnHe Rd, Sec 1; (02) 2731-9266
Hours:12 pm-2 am
(Dinner & Midnight Snack from
6 pm-1:30 am)Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
After reopening in 2007, A-Plus
became the first dining/sake bar in Taipei. "Hua
Jiu Zang", the bar's Chinese name, means
"Flower Liqueur Cellar" and promotes
the concept of a sophisticated ambiance, the prevailing
trend in the restaurant/bar businesses in Manhattan
and Tokyo. A-Plus Dining Sake Bar sells fusion
cuisine, meaning they've merged Japanese and American-style
cooking techniques and flavors. The restaurant
is by no means a Western-style Japanese eatery
and, even though it has a high-class style, it
is surprisingly affordable. --By Shanzi Chen,
translated by Ann Lee
A. With an extended bar and sofas,
tables are of a suitable height, so sitting is
comfortable no matter how long you stay. A special
canopy design, indoor brick work and peonies suggest
a romantic, outdoor reverie for diners.
B. Beef Sirloin Wrapped with
Assorted Mushrooms (NT$380)—an interesting
dish of tender sirloin steak with mushroom stuffing,
suggesting the fun of eating sushi. Pan Fried
Spicy Tuna Roll (NT$180)—fresh tuna rolled
with rice accompanied by South American dipping
sauce, a bit on the spicy side.