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“Overrated”
Review of Shizuka, Park

Shizuka, Park
Ranked #17 of 2,208 Restaurants in Nara
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Date of visit: 21/02/2018

This restaurant was famous for the traditional Japanese rice cooked in an iron pot - Kamameshi. They do not accept reservation, so everyone must queue up for a placement. The waitress will give out a waiting card every now and then and they will take your order as the rice takes time to cook.

On the day we waited for at least 2 hours before we got two seats at a bench table.

The rice we ordered were prawn kamameshi and Eel kamameshi.

Taste and quality of food: average. As the seafood was overcooked. They lost their sweetness and was a bit rubbery.

Price for two pots of kamameshi for lunch was close to A$65.00. We think that was a bit over-priced.

As there were lines and lines of guests waiting outside the restaurant, so the waitress will clear your table once they see you done with your food. It was not a pleasant way to enjoy a meal.

So, a well-known restaurant may not be good after all.

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Thank David L
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We passed accross the olace and there is a long queue. So it's pick our curiosity. We go visit todaiji then when we come back the line already disappeared so we went in. And it is the right decission, because tje food taste so good.

Thank Shinta D
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Came here after a visit to Nara Park and todaiji temple. It was 3pm and a line out the door. The food was average and a little overrated. Food portions (e.g chicken or seafood) were minimal but you do get a lot of rice if that is to your liking. Not worth the wait IMO.

Thank maybelline K
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Since we are in Nara, we decide to try something else other than sushi or ramen. So we choose traditional Nara food for lunch (kamameshi/hot pot). They can't take reservations and the only way is to wait patiently. As we expected, there must be a reason for the longgg queue. This like the simple yummy healthy food. Good food good service :) we all like it

2  Thank Joelishzz
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Arrived on the dot @ 11am due to the many reviews of this place. Queued to get in for 2 hours despite being early. Went in, had to wait another 30 mins to be seated, and another 30 mins for the food to be served.

Staff was unapologetic and did not provide any answers to our questions to how long we need to wait.

Food was mediocre and not worth time and money. Do not go

2  Thank 933chesterc
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