Dozo Restaurant

The décor in this restaurant located in a quiet mall is plush, boudoir-like with drapes, velvety chairs and richly colored wallpaper. And the food is a fusion of Western and Japanese with unexpected combinations of ingredients. The menu, however, is oddly set up. Guests have to order the six- to seven-course degustation, and there is effectively no a la carte, which is very limiting. And it is not the kind of restaurant that is so amazing that it can tell its customers to eat whatever the chef rolls out. For our six-course meal we had a starter trio of scallop, a pea-sized piece of foie gras and dried squid; gratinated escargots; soft shell crab tempura; milky miso soup; king prawn risotto; a sushi platter; green tea crème brulee and “mua chi” ice cream. The food was tasty, interesting and beautifully presented. The service was good too, if a little distant. But unless the restaurant can broaden its menu and give its guests more meal options, it will be hard pressed to build a following.