Shogun is a Friday night ritual for us. After the grocery shopping is safely pack away in the car, we climb the stairs to sip tea and stare out at the fairy lights as our meal is cooked in front of us. Unlike a lot of teppan-yaki restaurants, the chef at Shogun is not a performance artist, creating towering infernos from onion rings and flinging prawn tails at your open mouth. Shogun teppan-yaki is all about masterful discretion, the chef might offer to throw you a piece of his delicately prepared omelette but that's as far as it goes. And that's the way I like it, after a hectic week, I am all about the peace and quiet.
Now here's the thing, it's all good but what you really want to order is the seafood and the wagyu steak. Without fail we order the prawns, the squid, the wagyu steak and chef's special fried rice, finishing with a lightly grilled salad.
If you have children with you, (and this restaurant is very family-friendly), they will be so enthralled that you will be able to have a few minutes of uninterrupted adult conversation(!!). Chef will also finely slice the meal into delicate little morsels to tempt the smallest and fussiest eaters.
Watch for the chef's signature, upside-down thank you inscribed on the grill in salt at the end of the meal.
Shogun - Bunda Street, 1st Floor Garema Centre, City 2601
Ph: 02 62488888