Highly recommended by Japanese enthusiasts residing in Melaka, Wa Zen Japanese Restaurant is one of the go-to restaurants for authentic Japanese cuisine. You can have your expectations up high and will not be disappointed with the available menu. Upon entering the place, there is a sake cellar located right near the entrance. Therefore, if you want to have some drinks at the end of the meal, you can go and ogle in awe at the rows of sake stacked neatly on the shelves.
Moving on to food, there might be a few dishes besides Sushi and Udon that you will not expect to see in other common restaurants because they are only served in the prestigious Japanese ones. One of them will be the Sashimi combo where you have 6 types of fresh and raw fish arranged in a rather orderly manner in a bowl of ice together with steamed prawns. Besides that, you also have some Sujiko in a smaller bowl. You can consume the meat as it is or for those who would prefer some flavour, dip them in some soy sauce together with a little wasabi.
For a healthier option, one can go for their salad choices which will allow you to have some salmon or other seafood related servings mixed together with fresh vegetables. Have the ‘Sashimi Sarada’ which is assorted raw fish accompanied with some fresh salad lettuce and cherry tomatoes before topping with some ‘apple dressing’ for taste.
This restaurant has many visitors during their peak hours so it is advisable to make a booking in advanced because if you choose to walk-in, they might reschedule you to a later time.