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“Huge Menu” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaizen Sushi

Kaizen Sushi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ballarat, Australia
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113 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Huge Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

This restaurant is at the top of the list for a reason, it is good.
From the little garden on the ground floor, the Japanese speaking staff and the view overlooking the river, this restaurant has a great atmosphere.
The menu is Huge, not just variety, but in size. There are pictures for every dish, which was very helpful.
The food was quick to come out, as at most Japanese restaurants, and we enjoyed every dish. Good prices too.
It did get quite busy, so perhaps book if you know you will be in the area. And don't go past the Mocktails, there is a huge list of them and both we had were delicious.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Kathiiy
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Bandar Seri Begawan, null, Brunei
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“NOT SO EXPENSIVE, BUT ITS SO REALLY NICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

my experience brought 2 VIP guest.. we used a vip room that only pay the rental of $15 only..very nice view of kampong ayer and the place really japanese style.. with the professional chiefs... the workers also pretty and still young, imported from philippines.. clean and good serves.... the place are nice.. not so cold n not so hot.. nice smell there.. even they have a nice toilet creatures.. nice smell all the way..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hafiyyan S
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Antarctica
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221 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“Deserving of #1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

After realizing that BSB doesn't have the same street food/mall food scene that exists in Malaysia, my wife and I started looking for a restaurant. We were so happy with this find that we dined here three times. The menu is so varied and creative that we couldn't resist. The sushi servings are generous. The ingredients are fresh. The service is prompt, efficient and friendly. The place is immaculately clean. Take your time and go through the various offerings as they are extensive. It is a busy place so a reservation is a good idea. The restaurant is frequented by tourists as well as locals. Try to get a table overlooking all of the action on the river. You need to be a little adventurous unless you don't mind asking the staff endless questions about what is in the various dishes as pictures are provided but not ingredients. This is the one suggestion that I would give the owner- provide ingredients next to the pictures on the menu. Have a pen in hand to write the order numbers or expect a lot of flipping of menu pages- it is that extensive. We highly recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank travelglobe
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Nairobi, Kenya
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223 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Best Japanese Restaurant Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

I've been to quite a few Japanese restaurants in my life and this is definitely the best one I've been to. What a great selection of fresh, mouth-watering dishes! Unfortunately I don't live in Brunei otherwise I'd be here every week!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank shueshue
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent, inventive sushi and a wonderful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Kaizen Sushi has several locations in Bandar Seri Begawan. I visited the waterfront restaurant overlooking the Kampong Ayer on the far shore (stilt city). The decor is pleasant - clean modern lines, polished stone, dark wood, bamboo screen and picture windows looking out onto the river. The menu is extensive (almost exhaustive) and rather daunting, since aside from classic nigiri, sashimi, and maki, tempura, noodles, teppanyaki etc there are pages and pages of fusion rolls ranging from the intriguing (Inari Spicy Shake Sushi -spicy minced raw salmon in a tofu pouch) to the downright bizarre (Bacon maki? Seared beef and asparagus maki? Tuna and melted cheese nigiri?)

The range of fish is truly exceptional and all of it was fresh and flavourful. Nigiri orders come in pairs, standard maki and temaki in 6-8 pcs at prices which - though pricey for Brunei - are extremely affordable for the traveller. The various 'creative' takes on sushi which blend local flavours are considerably more expensive.

King crab tempura had perfect, light batter and the crabmeat was succulent. Nigiri (maguro, hamachi, unagi) was impeccable. The only fusion maki I tried (Spicy scallop in mayonnaise(?) wrapped in nori) was pleasant enough, but not something I'd add to my own list.

Service was prompt and attentive. All in all, an excellent place for lunch, with a tranquil view of the bustling river and the stilt city beyond.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terribleman
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