Still new - Suki 7's style is one of a kind...
After having an array of appetizers, highly accented by shiso, I feel this location still has a lot more time to work out the kinks before it is perfected.
The portion of fatted duck/goose liver was small but the combination with the roasted eel was nice (although skinless eel would be preferred). Apple puree was more like mashed potatoes...don't lie!
The crab cakes were nice, but there wasn't enough love (brunoise vegetables) to go around the three golf ball sized croquets. Where did the aioli go? We never got it.
The tuna sashimi salad was light and a great way to start our experience although it was heavily relying on romaine and shiso for flavor, overpowering the delicate flavors of the fish. Fried garlic chips were too brown.
Large tiger prawns were served deep-fried in a tempura batter. A shiso leaf was wrapped around the shrimp which was then battered and fried. We ordered this because our first choice, the rock shrimp, were 86'ed. Pass...
The chocolate fondue was fun but once we were done, the chocolate kept burning and burning until someone finally took it away.
Listen, if you think I am tough, then you're wrong. I am just giving my opinion so the team of professionals have something to work off of.
The staff is very fresh and everyone is still getting used to the dishes, service, etc. This evening the Foowas graS was pronounced way out of wack - little things like that which are bound to happen at a new place.
I know many people who won’t visit a new restaurant in its first 6-9 months...for reasons like this.
HOWEVER... Suki 7 in terms of design and layout scores a 9/10 for me. The place is really beautiful. This is the third restaurant and many small details were improved upon to provide an amazing feel.
The door handles are dragons. There are great mirrors in the restrooms, the fire from the fire pit glows in magnificent colors and shapes. The place is still clean and neat (hopefully the club goer’s wont burn holes in the sofas...).
If you live in the area I would definitely recommend visiting Suki 7. Check out the design and have a cocktail and/or appetizer. I wouldn't drive out from far away though, not until all the kinks are worked out...
Pricing is moderate and the location is easy to get to from the freeway (101).