Love Japanese cuisine? Here we find the right place for you to explore. This is Harajuku Tokyo Cafe in the national capital. A Japanese-inspired QSR brand, Harajuku Tokyo Cafe offers an insta-worthy environment and delicious food. In fact, the interior of the restaurant, the music and the food will take you instantly to the streets of Japan. After a successful run in Select Citywalk, New Delhi, the Japanese-inspired QSR brand has launched its second restaurant in Gurugram. And we recently decided to stop at the new outlet for a quick meal.
Spread over 2400 square feet, this 50-seater restaurant is located inside the Ambience Mall in Gurugram. The first thing that strikes Harajuku as he enters Tokyo Cafe is the vibrant color scheme. Much like its first outlet at Select Citywalk, Harajuku Tokyo Cafe, Gurgaon has a white-and-pink color scheme, with bright neon lights making the place look quirky and charming. The next thing that caught our eye at this particular outlet is the open fresh-baked bread and dessert section. From delicious puffs, to sour lentils to classic Japanese cheesecakes, you will see it all, furthering our appetite. So, without further ado, we took our seats and ordered our food.
Food and drink:
Before the meal started, we ordered their signature cup mocha which comes with complementary kawaii cookies and marshmallows. The drinks (including cookies and marshmallows) look very nice.
For starters, we went for a plate of classic chicken gooey, which is basically dumplings, juicy on the inside and a crispy brown outer covering. Then we went for the Teriyaki Chicken Baos, which we must say, was fully cooked! When the chicken pieces were completely grilled and tossed in the teriyaki sauce, the baoce had that amount of tenderness. And finally, we went for the popular shrimp dynamite (or shrimp cocktail), which is the shrimp tempura thrown in the in-house dynamite sauce. It was oh so-delicious!
Going forward, we ordered two plates of sushi rolls – truffle tempura rolls and salmon inside out rolls. Truffle Tempura Sushi rolls had Enoki Tempura and topped with in-house truffle mayo; Salmon Inside Out Rolls included salmon freshly chopped, shredded cucumber and spicy mayo for extra flavor.
In a Japanese restaurant, how can we miss trying the classic Bento bowl ?! Here, we went for the chicken katsu curry which came with a hearty serving of sticky rice with fried chicken in Japanese curry sauce. And yes, the sauce had a taste point!
Finally, after such a wide meal, we decided to call it a day with Harajuku’s signature Zigli Japanese pancakes. Although there were plenty of sauce options for pancakes, we went for the classic tiramisu. As the name implies, these piles of pancakes are soft, fluffy and melt in a few minutes. Also, it was topped with delicious tiramisu sauce, a soft serving of ice cream. Already slurping ?!
So what are you waiting for? Plan your dates and meals at Harajuku Tokyo Cafe this weekend and enjoy! And yes, don’t forget to tag us in your picture from Insta-worthy Harajuku Tokyo Cafe, Gurgaon.