Normally, when I travel, I try and focus on the local cuisine. However, on my recent trip to Shanghai, China I couldn’t resist trying the Japanese restaurant at the Marriott City Center hotel. The name of the restaurant is Inagiku.
Upon arrival, I noticed the beautiful lighting in the dining room. The lighting and the furniture created a very gorgeous environment. When looking over the menu, we discovered various dinner sets. After much deliberation, we decided on the Premier Sushi set as well as a Australian Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak set.
Of course, with Japanese food you need to enjoy with sake, which we did. There were so many items in each set that I think it’s important to focus on the most delicious. The first exciting item was the sushi. This was an assorted plate and every piece was fantastic. I was really impressed by the quality of the sashimi.
We are also told that the tempura at Inagiku was something special. They were not lying! We went with the shrimp tempura and it was full of flavor and the breading perfectly light. It wasn’t too heavy like others I’ve had in the past. It really hit the spot and I would highly recommend it!
After we enjoyed the sushi, it was time for the steak. The flavor and the appearance of the Australian wagyu was excellent. However, it was a little chewier than expected. That being said, the taste was great. The chef was also so kind to send out a salad with salmon from Hokkaido, Japan.
In a typical Japanese fashion, the meal finished with a bowl of rice. In this case, it was a fried seafood rice that was exploding with flavor.
I quickly found out that the Inagiku restaurant is nothing to joke about. They’re very serious with their Japanese cuisine and I was very impressed. The food was strikingly flavorful and the quality of products ingredients was just fantastic. If you’re looking for quality Japanese food while in Shanghai, China, I would recommend the Inagiku restaurant inside the Marriott City Center hotel.
555 Xi Zang Road (Middle), Huangpu District Shanghai 200003 China
Phone: +86 21 23129717