While we were staying in Langham Place Hotel, we walked in to Tokoro Robatayaki & Wiskey (sic) Bar, and we were glad to find a nice quiet table for two. We were concerned that the price of the food might include an entertainment charge for chefs who grill meat and vegetables for a crowd of appreciative onlookers. But we saw no onlookers, just other people, mostly couples, who were sitting at tables.
Instead of a menu, we were given one iPad. OK, that’s chic. The server asked us what we wanted to drink, and he deftly tapped up the drinks page. It wasn’t easy for us to share the iPad between us to choose drinks. When we ordered, we had a hard time remembering the page numbers on the iPad where we saw interesting dishes. Finally another waitperson pitied us and gave us a second iPad. So when we agreed what dishes we would share, I wrote down the page numbers and orders in my iPhone Notes section (guess that’s chic, too) and ordered the following:
A chicken teriyaki maki roll. Sounded interesting, but when I wanted to eat it with wasabi and asked for wasabi, the server reached across in front of my nose to pour soy sauce and left. We wondered, would he ever bring wasabi? He eventually brought wasabi. He said it was special wasabi (didn't say why), and he came back to witness our delight at the special wasabi. We said yes, yes, we were delighted (but we didn’t think it was unusual). Maybe we don’t know good wasabi.
Deep fried tofu. We couldn’t find agedashi tofu on the menu, and we chose an item on the menu called “deep fried tofu.” Behold, when I arrived, it was agedashi tofu, complete with bonita skin, in miso soup. It tasted delicious.
Unagi rice, which was unagi on a bed of rice. It was very good, and we were able to eat part of the rice with our next dish,
Silver cod. The cod we had a couple of nights ago at Inagiku (in Tsim Sha Tsui) was delicious, but even though the cod at Tokoro was larger with larger skin area, it was not as tasty.
It was convenient to be able to use the Langham Place Hotel wi-fi while we were eating. We decided not to order dessert given the strange service and variable quality of food.
The bill without dessert was about the same as the bill at the hotel's two-Michelin-star Ming Court Restaurant where the food, including dessert, was superb. We found the tofu and unagi rice quite tasty, but we would have got a better value if we ate twice at Ming Court and skipped Tokoro.
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