For a friend's birthday celebration, I suggested to try out Sozo buffet. I liked the fact that this is an entirely ala-carte buffet, whereby all orders were made fresh upon ordering. For those who prefers non buffet, they can select from their ala-carte menu, however, in comparison to the prices, its very much worth it to actually go for their buffet.
This place actually got crowded close to 8pm, and I love their simple clean environment inside, and ample of outside seating available.
|Inside & outside of Sozo|
With the 3 of us, we looked through their hundreds of items list in their menu. We do not want to overeat, thus we pace our orders according to capacity of our stomach.
Actually arrangement of food are not in sequence of the eating time, as many food were served at the same time.
The chawanmushi despite not being too smooth, tasted divine with generous portion of salmon roe on top. I love how the roes were crushed by my tongue.
As for the fried shrimp, crispy and aromatic. Good start to our dinner.
|Koebi Karaage and Ikura Chawanmushi|
We were indeed very pleased with freshness of each of the items that were served to us. I loved their handroll with tempura prawn, filled with just enough amount of rice, wrapped with crispy seaweed.
The appetizer being the Chuka Lidako (octopus), Chuka Kurage (jellyfish), Chuka Hotate (scallop) were all served chilled, and love the crunchiness of each.
The mango soft shell crab were absolutely fresh and the soft shell crab were fried till really crispy, with apparent size of it. It has a vinegar-ish taste of its homemade sauce.
The shisamos were in just the right size, and fried till real aromatic. I liked the feeling of biting the eggs in shisamo's stomach. Hehe..
|From top left (clock-wise) : Handroll, Chuka Kurage, Chuka Hotate, Mango Soft Shell Crab Salad, Edamame, Chuka Lidako, Shishamo|
Despite it being a norm for Japanese meal to be well presented, the placement and effort on all these sashimis always gave me a much pleasant feeling. We absolutely can't wait to dig in.
|Served chilled on ice & what a lovely presentation|
|Second serving of sashimi, salmon belly and oyster that we had|
Oyster wise, it was truly lip smacking. To be frank, too small size makes you feel like you are not eating anything, but too big, will give the effect of overwhelming. Sozo served just the right size of oyster, that made us slurping them right into the mouth, yet chewable and tasted so rich in its vitamin.
Also separately ordered another extra 5 pieces of salmon. Yummy yummy.
|Saba Shiyaki, Salmon & Oysters|
To be frank, we were so enticed with their pictorial seen in their menu, and tempted to order more, yet, we had to suppressed our greedy desire, but gave in to one last order of the unagi roll. I loved the crispness of the bbq eel that was used on top of this roll, and compact sushi rice wrapping around the crabstick and tamago (grilled egg). The entire roll was drizzled with teriyaki sauce to complete the 'look'.
Upon the dinner ended, and despite the overfulfilled stomach capacity, we took some risk by still trying to squeeze in small scoops of ice-cream. Burp burp burp!
This is definitely THE recommended place for Japanese buffet. As freshness and deliciousness of food is present in every way.
Food - 10/10
Price - 10/10
Service - 9/10
Ambiance - 9/10
13-G, Block A, Sunway Giza,
Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya.
Tel : 03-6143 712
Business Hours : 10.30am-10.30pm daily
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