When we arrived, our hostess tried squeezing us inside which would have been at these tiny tables right in the middle of 2 large groups of 6-8 people (it was nice she tried to give us a seat even though they were really busy). Luckily I saw a seat outside and asked if we could sit there since it is a lot quieter and had a larger table. I recommend reservations if you come here since there was quite a few tables with reserved signs.
THE SPOT PRAWNS, TUNA-AVOCADO, AAA BEEF FILLET, DELUXE SUIKA BOX, GRILLED DUCK, TOKYO OXTAIL RAMEN AND THE TOROTOR CHA-SHU (PORK ROASTED).
The second dish is the TUNA-AVOCADO ($6.00). The tuna sashimi tastes average, the avocados are ripe and there is nothing special or unique about this dish. But hey, at least the temperature of the sashimi is proper and there are no complaints about it.
The third dish is the AAA BEEF FILLET ($16.00). The beef fillet is served on a hot plate which is interesting and you can cook it longer if you prefer medium over medium rare. The beef is tasty, flavourful, tender and pretty good. I definitely recommend ordering this if you plan on coming. I also like the topped garlic chips.
The fourth dish is 9 LITTLE DISHES FROM THE DELUXE SUIKA BOX ($10.00). This is recommended by the server as "so good" and "the best," but we did not enjoy them. The deluxe suika box is just a small portion of all the appetizers they have and we did not order any since we had no interest in them. But, this dish does make a good opportunity to try their appetizers so next time you will know what you like.
This fifth dish is the GRILLED DUCK ($7.50). Unfortunately the duck is very very very chewy, tough and dry. I would not recommend this dish at all. The duck lacks in flavour, is hard to eat and is not a good dish for people who like duck (expectations will be crushed like mine).
The sixth dish is the OXTAIL RAMEN ($9.80). My friend enjoys ramen and she loves this one. Her favourite ramen place is Kintaro on Denman and Robson, and she says this is comparable. The ramen is very flavourful with the taste of oxtail in the broth and the noodles are perfect.
The last dish is the TOROTORO CHA-SHU, PORK ROASTED ($6.80). On the menu it is written as "melts in your mouth" which it does, but there is absolutely no taste at all. The pork is flavourless, bland and this is coming from a person who likes healthier as well as bland dishes usually, but not this time. At least it is tender though right!
I think the only dishes we enjoyed are the AAA beef fillet and the oxtail ramen. I recommend trying this place at least once, even though for tapas I think more people would prefer Guu. Personally, I would choose Suika over Guu just because I know I can have the AAA beef fillet since I am not a fan of tapas. Asides from the food, the service here is pretty friendly and genuine. When we arrived, I saw a mother and daughter leaving, and a server came out running just to say bye to them. The bill was already paid for (I think) and nothing was left behind so it was not a situation where the server thought someone was trying to avoid the bill. It was nice seeing a server run out just to say bye. If anything, I did not get my hot water refilled.
Food: 2.5/5 (if just the AAA BEEF FILLET and OXTAIL RAMEN, would be a 3/5)