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There is seating both indoors and outdoors. Outdooe seating is more favourable as there are Japanese-style dining areas with views overlooking the ocean – perfect for dinner dates.
The blue fin tuna toro sashimi is an Unkaizan signature and it is also the best way to savour the freshness of the fish. The deliciously red slices of tuna are soft and just melt in the mouth. The salmon sashimi toro is another winner with its bright orange hue and fat marbling. Wonderfully fresh, both dishes are a wonderful start to the meal.
The tempura moriawase is a crispy and crunchy combination of prawns, threadfin, sweet potatoes, eggplants and green beans – all fried to a golden perfection.
The unagi kabayashi is another must-try. The sauce is just the right amount of sweetness and the eel is tender and soft, a lovely complement to the crispy charred skin.
Also worth trying is the blue fin tuna toro aburi. Slices of tuna are lightly grilled on the outside but they remain pink on the inside, giving them a wonderful smoky flavour.
Unkaizan has an impressive sake and shouchu list with most options served by the bottle. An interesting choice is the Mio sparkling sake that is served with grapefruit juice, squeezed on the spot by the waiter. Unkaizan also has a decent collection of wine, most of which are from France, Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Germany, all served by the bottle.
Whether you are sitting inside or outside, waiters are always on hand to answer queries, provide assistance or give recommendations on what to order – all done with a genuine smile.
Given the freshness of the food, lovely ambiance and the excellent service, Unkaizan is definitely worth the buck.