After visiting with my partner for dinner, I dropped by Chihiro@Damansara Uptown on my own. It so happened that I was passing by and one of the staff was stationed outside to promote the set lunch.
Since this restaurant is situated on the first floor, there is lack of visibility and potential customers may not be keen to walk up and explore. So having their staff at the entrance downstairs works, well at least it got me upstairs for lunch.
I would say that the set lunch menu is very attractive and the prices are quite reasonable.
On my first lunch visit, I was seated here.
Gah! I had to maneuver myself not so elegantly into position. Fortunately there was no one around to witness that.
After perusing the menu, I was quite interested in one of the Ramen Don Set and I chose the Miso Ramen and Sutamina Don Set (RM25.80). The lunch sets come with green tea and ice cream.
I have a thing for meals served in trays like this. It looks so nice and appetizing.
I enjoyed the Sutamina Don. The meat was well marinated and it was delicious.
As for the Miso Ramen, let's just say that this is not the place to eat ramen. Though it was decently presented, tastewise, it is just like regular noodle soup.
At least they got the egg right.
The gyoza was just passable.
You get two wedges of orange and frankly, I prefer watermelon. Why? Because watermelon is easier to eat.
This single scoop of vanilla ice cream is ordinary but a nice finish to my meal.
I returned another day. Thankfully I was seated at a regular table.
This time I went for the Wakadori Teriyaki and Sashimi Set (RM33.80), a little more expensive on account of the sashimi. Feeling extravagant, I added RM3.00 to change the white rice for Garlic Yaki Meshi (garlic fried rice).
The garlic fried rice was nice enough with lots of fried garlic in it but it was on the dry side.
The sashimi was all right.
I enjoyed the teriyaki chicken as it was moist and the portion size was quite decent.
I would say that I like the set lunches here and I won't rule out further revisits. Another thing that I like is that Chihiro accepts credit card for any amount you spend. I hate those eateries that set a RM50 minimum for credit card usage. In fact I don't support such eateries.