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Monday, November 25, 2013

Delicious and Fresh Sushi at Syun Izakaya, Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon

In Malaysia, I've been to a number of Japanese restaurants but I don't really see any of the restaurants with the Japanese feel - nor the restaurant is decorated in authentic Japanese theme.

The outside of Syun Izakaya looks like any ordinary shops

It is an eye opener for me to have a real "Japanese" dining experience at the Syun Izakaya during my last business trip to Oregon, United States. The restaurant really give me the feel that I was having my dinner in Japan, mainly because of the decoration - although I don't recall seeing the conveyer belt fetching sushi around the restaurant.

The "Japanese" theme inside Syun Izakaya - something I always see whenever I watch any Japanese movie

Friday, November 22, 2013

Specialty Cuts and Combos At The Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the restaurant also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes.

During my last visit to the United States, I dine at one of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant not too far from where my hotel is with a colleague of mine. Overall, I found that the restaurant is nicely decorated with Australia theme although the lighting is a bit poor as I find that the restaurant is a little bit too dark.

The restaurant has very dim lighting

It is very normal in the United States for the people to wait to be seated everytime we go to a restaurant and in Outback Steakhouse, we were given a device which is supposedly to vibrate if it is our turn but maybe because both of us went too far, and the device is out of coverage, the device did not really vibrate. Luckily the waitress there is good enough to still sit us when we ask about it, else I'm not sure how long we will need to wait again. So, I think the door person service is good; at least they remember that we did ask for a table for two.

Free bread? Well, I know I did not order it