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    Zen Japanese

    ..a mid-range Jap restaurant with a number of tasty offerings at reasonable prices: B2,100 including a large Asahi......btw, the snowfish in sweet soy sauce is highly recommended as are the many varieties of sushi (all salmon and tuna in these pics) and the (very) spicy salmon salad (spouse removes as much of the chopped chili as he can find...and it's still killer)...
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    If sushi is what I want to eat, I go to Zen. Sushi is much better there than the venerable Fuji Restaurant.

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    ...actually, there are many places that do better sashimi, negiri and sushi in bkk...3 of them in Central Embassy alone...will post pics as we visit them...

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    ^ Not so many places for good raw fish here in Chiang Mai. There is only one place better than Zen, a hole-in-the-wall place called Number One Sushi. Sad state of affairs.

    Looking forward to pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ Not so many places for good raw fish here in Chiang Mai. There is only one place better than Zen, a hole-in-the-wall place called Number One Sushi. Sad state of affairs.

    Looking forward to pics.
    Have you been to Tsunami up by CMU? It used to be quite good, but it was being over run by the Bangkok HiSo crowd in the last years we were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    over run by the Bangkok HiSo crowd
    I maybe a coc but pretty sure not HISO ,more miso, address please I need to line my stomach pre turkey.

    Plan B follow the serene simplicity of the zen monk and post me that maki

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    I maybe a coc but pretty sure not HISO ,more miso, address please I need to line my stomach pre turkey.

    Plan B follow the serene simplicity of the zen monk and post me that maki
    Toward the mountain on Huay Gaew Road, just past the canal road intersection on the north side of the road. You can park in the Lanna 3 Apartment parking lot by just telling the security guard at the gate that you are headed to Tsunami.

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    The food looks really good and quite authentic.

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    If we eat Jap at the malls, we do Zen, a step above Fuji and well worth the cost.

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    Untill 3 years ago Zen was better than Fuji but lately it's not. Also i wished Zen sold bento-sets.

    Was in Central Embassy yesterday for japanese food, i've seen those at the 5th floor but there were loads and loads of screaming children so went elsewhere to eat.

    Fuji has nice food but dumb waiters who obviously missed the trainings how to serve japanese style. Don't even try to speak english to them cause they sure can't.

    Central Embassy is quite funny, NOBODY of the staff in any shop/restaurant can speak english...Thailand only krab.

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    Thai waiters can't serve Japanese style or speak English??


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    Both, they always hire the ones who had no education at all...Japanese do everything perfect, the food is good (mostly) in Thai Japanese restaurants but the service is far from that.

    Even when i let my wife order in Thai many times the order goes wrong. I always order beefsteak but like to have a knife, i can ask that myself in Thai but they never understand it.

    Yesterday we were eating sushi in the Isetan foodcourt, there were 2 Thai babysitters at the table next to us with a Thai/farang baby. Then there was a loud bang, the babyboy fell hard out of the chair with his head on the floor, crying like crazy of course. My appetite was gone. Even 2 babysitters can't do it properly. Guess that's why they always bring their babies to restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cando View Post
    they always hire the ones who had no education at all
    ...odd...PhDs normally snap up waitstaff jobs...
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    Japanese do everything perfect
    ...*cough*...WWII battle tactics could have used a little improvement...
    Quote Originally Posted by cando View Post
    i can ask that myself in Thai but they never understand it
    ...stupid Thais don't understand your Thai...better denture adhesive may be the answer...
    Quote Originally Posted by cando View Post
    we were eating sushi in the Isetan foodcourt
    ...let me guess: the service was awful...

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    Looks OK to me Tommy.

    Hope you did not mention the war.

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