Sala of Tokyo - Brunch

Zurich, 16th February 2019


Introduction

During a lively Bonen-kai evening at Sala of Tokyo, organised by the Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC), we noticed a very interesting flyer: the restaurant offers healthy brunch on Saturdays! We couldn't pass on this opportunity and decided to try it out on one of the following Saturday afternoon in Zurich. We hadn't reserved, and arriving at 1.30pm, we had to wait for 30 minutes. However, as the restaurant is located a stone's throw away from the main shopping street,  that wasn't really an issue and it was definitely worth the wait. 


Entrance Sala of Tokyo with pannel 'Brunch'.
Entrance to Sala of Tokyo - summer 2018 the restaurant moved to a new location near Bahnhofstrasse.

Brunch

Sushi cannot be found on the Brunch menu, only in the evening. The sashimi selection however makes up for it in bounds. From Toro to Kingfish, you'll find all that a  seafood afficionado's heart desires. 

 

After an intensive morning sport session, we take full advantage of the Brunch selection:

  • Chawanmushi (jap. custard – with meat, vegetables and mushrooms)
  • Wakame salad with sesame dressing
  • a bowl of rice
  • Kingfish-Sashimi
  • Iced Matcha Latte
  • a scoop of Matcha ice-cream with Azuki beans

From top left to bottom right: Chawan Mushi, Wakame salad with sesame dressing, rice, Kingfish sashimi with wasabi.
A delight for the eyes. Who wouldn't want such a pretty personalized japanese Brunch plate?

Taste Test

The Chawan-Mushi is a treat for your taste buds, the sashimi is fresh (as fresh as it can be in a landlocked country) and the sashimi dressing is on point with the algea salad. The Matcha Latte could have been served a little more chilled, and even though it is unsweetened it still hits the spot. 


Summary

You'll find no better way to start your Saturday.  The service is friendly and you feel at home straight away. We'll definitely be back - but be warned that this treat will set you back quite a bit. The menu we mentioned costs CHF 66.-, with the possibility of unlimited Prosecco for an additional CHF 19.-.  But sometimes you just have to treat yourself. 


Contact

  • Sala of Tokyo, Schützengasse 5, 8001 Zürich https://sala-of-tokyo.ch 

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