We had a post theatre dinner here recently. Gochi is a relatively new restaurant - very near Gaiety Theatre (across from Marco Pierre White's restaurant). It isnt very cosy or romantic - and it struck me it would be better for coffee or lunch than dinner. I suppose in keeping with the Japanese theme it is quite minimalistic and stark - I also felt however it was very 'cold' The restaurant is small and it was practically empty - there was more staff than customers. . The staff are very pleasant - and the kitchen is open - so you can see what is going on. I had Gyoza Dumplings for starters - they were very nice - hubby had the Hot and Sour Soup which we both agreed was tasteless. Hubby had the Tempura Haddock with wasabi mayonnaise - really nice - very light. I had the Katsu Chicken - and I have to say I cannot make my mind up on it. It ressembled a breaded chicken steak- chopped in strips and stuck in a cup of curry sauce. Taste wise is was nice enough. The sticky rice was good but there wasnt enough sauce to eat with it. We also had 2 glasses of house wine and 2 cappuchinos. The bill was less than 60 euro - which was good for a la carte in the city centre on Friday night.
This restaurant could be brilliant if they get rid of the 'cafe' style furniture/fittings and concentrate more on a richer Japanese theme throughout.
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