I’m a devoted admirer of the Sarovar group of hotels, and I must say, I absolutely love Sarovar hotels. In the past, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Sarovar Bengaluru, and I’m also a big fan of Marasa Sarovar in Tirupati. Sarovar hotels consistently offer a delightful environment, which I find immensely appealing.
Now, turning our attention to Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites in Bangalore, it’s a respectable property. Situated along one of the more challenging roads in Bangalore, where traffic can be quite chaotic, the moment you step inside, all the noise seems to fade away. It’s replaced by pure silence, accompanied by soft, soothing music that envelops the hotel, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites boasts two restaurants: Tangerine, which is an Indian restaurant (as I’ve reviewed before), and Fukusuke, a Japanese restaurant. This review focuses on Fukusuke, offering insights into this exclusively Japanese dining experience.
Points to Remember:
- With its romantic ambience and soothing music, Fukusuke is an ideal spot for couples, creating a perfect atmosphere for a memorable dining experience. It’s not the best choice for solo diners.
- Those who enjoy alcoholic beverages will appreciate that Fukusuke serves alcohol, adding to the overall dining experience.
- An opportunity to interact with the chefs and experience their friendliness enhances the dining experience.
- Fukusuke offers options for both vegetarians and vegans, ensuring that a variety of dietary preferences are catered to.
Fukusuke stands out in Bangalore as one of the few restaurants that serve Japanese cuisine with an extensive selection to choose from. For those travellers seeking authentic Japanese dishes, especially sushi, Fukusuke is the place to visit. It’s renowned for its Japanese teishoku meals, which include delectable items like tempura, sashimi, and miso soup. Over the last two years, Fukusuke has earned a reputation for its authenticity, drawing regular visitors who seek a memorable dining experience.
This review focuses on the new section of the menu, which offers a fusion of both Indian and Japanese cuisines. The blend of Indo-Japanese flavours was particularly impressive and resulted in an exceptional dining experience. Here’s my verdict on the dishes I had the pleasure of trying:
- Tokoyo Chat: An exquisite blend of papadi with Sunomono, this dish was not only beautifully presented but also exotic. The combination was perfectly executed, and the taste was outstanding, reflecting the high quality of the dish.
- Tandoori Prawn Sushi with Wasabi Chutney: The Tandoori Prawn Sushi was well-prepared, although the portion of prawn may have been on the smaller side. The star of the dish was the Wasabi Chutney, with a deep and spicy flavour that complemented the sushi excellently.
- Lamb Katsu Curry: This dish combines Chicken Katsu and lamb curry with rice. Katsu, a Japanese dish consisting of a breaded and deep-fried cutlet, is typically made with either chicken or pork. In this case, it featured Chicken Katsu and lamb curry with rice. The fusion worked well, resulting in a tasty and satisfying dish.
- Sake-Infused Jalebi with Wasabi Ice Cream: While the concept of Wasabi Ice Cream may sound intimidating, the addition of Jalebi makes it more palatable. The Wasabi Ice Cream was decent but not exceptional. The crispy Jalebi was enjoyable, but there is room for improvement in this dessert.
In conclusion, Fukusuke Restaurant is an excellent destination for indulging in Japanese delicacies. The ambience is inviting and the establishment caters to couples, business meetings, and all those who have a love for Japanese cuisine.
4th Floor, Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites,
Opposite Madiwala Police Station.
Bangalore, Karnataka – 560068
|Tandoori Prawn Sushi with Wasabi Chutney
|Lamb Katsu Curry
|Subzi Katsu Curry
|Sake Infused Jalebi with Wasabi Ice Cream