JW Marriott, near Express Bus Terminal, has been giving a teppanyaki makeover to its Japanese restaurant Mikado. For the month of May, guest chef Cyrus Mann A. Platon, a teppanyaki master from Benihana at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa in Australia, will be cooking his menu. And we all know that at Benihana cooking also means performing.
I was thrilled to be invited to try out the menu. The Experience course is W120,000, and the Luxury course is W140,000.
We chose one of each. I love my scallops with teppanyaki, but I also had to try the lamb and lobster.
I’ve wondered why teppanyaki hasn’t been popular my entire decade in Seoul. Maybe dining at non-Korean restaurants had to be serious, no fun? I think that casual dining has firmly established itself here now. I hope we’re ready for more teppanyaki places. Forgive me, but it’s a guilty pleasure from childhood. I want to take my daughter to places like this.
For now, there is Mikado. And it’s good. Make sure to catch Chef Cyrus before he leaves. He’s a lot of fun.