Side note: Going to restaurants alone is a perfectly fun activity, but I'm beginning to realise it's not as common in Kenya...
On this fine Friday, I show up to Furusato at around 12:50. A little early for lunch, so it's understandable why the restaurant wasn't as busy as it usually is. The look of confusion on the waiter's face when I asked for a table for one made me chuckle a little on the inside.
I ordered a lunch box, and this came with a salad. Now, I'm not much of a salad person, but this one? It was DIVINE! The dressing was amazing- flavourful without being overpowering. I think it was some sort of peanut ginger dressing? Honestly, it was so good I could've drank it. Not saying I didn't... The salad had lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, red cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, and maybe a teensy bit of onion. Not sure about the last part, for which I'm glad; to say I'm not the biggest fan of raw onions would be an understatement.
When I ordered the lunch box, I was expecting what any lunch box in the U.S. would have. So when I realised that the one here came with so much more, I was pleasantly surprised, and actually had to customise my order. My box came with tempura, a tuna pancake, sashimi, tofu, teriyaki chicken, fish, and rice. I opted to replace the sashimi with California roll, and the fish with more chicken (no surprises here). The box came with seaweed soup too, and this served as a nice palate cleanser between all the different flavours.
The California roll was good too, nothing out of the ordinary, but I liked it. I loved the teriyaki chicken, but then again, I always do. My least favourite part of the lunch box was the tofu. I have NO idea what went wrong here, but it felt like I was chewing on a limp, tasteless piece of tissue paper the consistency of cottage cheese. *Shudders* Sorry guys. Maybe that's your cuppa tea, but not for me.
All in all, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, despite the tofu disaster. I wasn't able to finish it all, but I think I did a pretty good job.
The only dessert on the menu was ice cream, which I suppose was a good thing after such a heavy meal. I went for the strawberry (never the chocolate, right?), and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the restaurant didn't charge me for it.
Ambience: I like it.
Food: Definitely recommend you try it. But stay away from the tofu.
Drinks: I ordered a ginger ale, so that's a 10/10 right there.
Service: Fast and friendly, although I was a little surprised that the waiter came to pick up my tip before I had gotten up.
Price: Pretty good, about 1500 for the whole thing.
Restrooms: Unfortunately, forgot to check them out.
So, what do you all think? Will you be visiting any time soon?
Maybe you should invite us one day!🍷💃🏽
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