It was again a more than decent Japanese meal at a mall that's conveniently located near where we stay. If you go with a value-for-money dinner set, it'll make your meal here that much more affordable. It you're a small-eater and happen to be not too hungry, the beef teppanyaki set that I had could probably be shared since I had difficulty finishing the miso soup, eggplant and fried rice on my own. I'm certain I'll be back as it's now one of our 'go to' places for a wide selection of Japanese food that's good and reasonably priced.
Actually, Rakuzen is one of very few (probably the only one) in this mall that can be considered a more premium restaurant. And, guess what? It was almost full when we walked in on a weekend night while the more affordable restaurants were barely occupied. So, what does that tell you? Cheras folks have discerning "atas" tastebuds too. That's why I feel that Sunway Velocity may have gotten their tenant mix (for F & B) wrong by concentrating too much on chain restaurants, lower end eateries or the common, tried and tested types. I (personally) would like to see more original and higher end restaurants opening here. This was my first visit to Rakuzen.....and it certainly won't be my last. After all, I can't see any other premium eateries in this mall that I can try (for now), can you? ;)
Rakuzen at Sunway Velocity Mall. The food here tastes as good as those from Kura Restaurant so we will eat here instead of going all the way to Kura the next time we feel like having Japanese food.