The following night it felt as though we tried to make up for last night’s dinner. So off we go with co-workers to another place. I actually thought it was more of a shabu shabu joint. Not quite.
Ten 天, The Oyster and Crab Restauran
100 Tras Street #01-08
6543-6507 / 6543-6508
Verdict: Nope, won’t try again. So many better offerings around.
Another fancy place, but at least they delivered what we were expecting. The place was among a series of Japanese restaurants and right next to an Izakaya place. Something I should have also added to the options. But we chose Ten. Not too shaby in what we had to eat, but the service wasn’t on par. First, I wanted to try some uncommon fish which the waiter pointed out. I ordered the sashimi platter with some substitutions, but what we got was the standard. He played it off as though I didn’t make it ask to substitute. Wonderful huh? Next was the AC which was above two tables. It had condensation which they had to wipe down periodically. Problem was, it was above two tables, including ours. Fix it people! Or at least, don’t seat anyone there. So much for high end. Final straw was our nabe which took forever to cook. Guess why? The AC was blowing straight down on the fire. I asked if they can just take it to the kitchen to cook. They acknowledged something, but walked away. Basically 30 minutes later I decided to block the fire with my napkin. Yeah, not safe. But the wait staff didn’t say anything and wouldn’t you know, the thing finally came to a boil. Man, this was 0 and 2 for dining experiences with the co-workers. With that being said though, all complaining aside, the food wasn’t bad. Pretty good actually.