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“Good Tepanyaki food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Furusato Japanese Restaurant

Furusato Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leuven, Belgium
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Tepanyaki food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Quality of food is very good. If you try the tepanyaki menu's you won't be disappointed. Not the show cooking of a tourist trap but honest food and certainly enough!

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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3 reviews
“Good times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

From Niagara region Canada. Excellent t was delicious. If your from my area it is not all you can eat... A la carte so gets a bit pricy but worth the experience

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Great service, good dishes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Being from the US, I am used to quick and attentive service in restaurants and Furusato didn't disappoint. Our drinks and meals appeared in quick time and the food (where applicable) was piping hot. There were three of us and we shared a number of appetizers. The setting of the restaurant is extremely relaxing and it was a good time!

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
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“you can never go wrong here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

been here a number of times and have tried their Ala Carte menu as well as Tapinyaki as well and we have never gone unsatisfied.

For business lunches i always go for their Bento Box - excellent value and great combination of sushi, tempura, teriyaki et all.

Dinners we have had the Tapinyaki with friends and is a great ambiance that is created with the live cooking.

A definite stop for anyone who wants good Japanese food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“5 stars if you know little about sushi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Furusato has received 5 star reviews from many. We went there full of hope and ended up hugely disappointed.
The recipe for great sushi is seemingly simple. Quality (of ingredients), variety and the right balance. All 3 are missing.
The rice was not properly cooked. It was overcooked and lacking subtle blend of sour, sweet and salty. This is basics.
The fish was only ok and the red snapper was even below average with a strange after taste. Salmon and tuna just average. A prawn must have been marinated in vinegar which killed its actual flavour (perhaps not without a reason). Octopus and squid almost saved the day but then came the rolls.
Yes, you can feed half the Kenyan population with two. The portions are huge, way too big. And they are 90% of the overcooked rice. On top comes unidentified mix of shreded vegetables and crunchy tempura leftovers soaked in oil.
Oh, and then the venue... Big enough to host a wedding party but lacking privacy and any ambiance. Nothing to write about.
Great sushi leaves you always with some appetite for more. We left Furusato with "never again" kind of feeling.
P.S. One star goes to the staff which was prompt and kind.

Visited November 2013
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