Nov 27, 2010
Take out: yes
Waiter Service: yes
Outdoor seating: no
Food Quality: 4 out of 5
Decor: 4 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Recommendation: Good place for drinks, pricey array of Japanese Cuisine.
Near the Sun Yat Sen Memorial MRT station, there is a trendy Izakaya called Dozo. They serve an assortment of Japanese cuisine from sushi to yakiniku. A lot of their items do not seem very traditional, but a modernized twist of Japanese fare. It will also take a couple dollars to fill yourself up, since their menu items are quite pricey as the quantity of each dish is quite small. Three pieces of nigiri will run you around 300 NT. And six skewers of meat will run you 340. Yet, if you can afford the cost, Dozo offers a sleek modern space to enjoy intriguing cocktails over some snack-type foods. They also offer a small selection of original desserts that are delicious and well-presented.
The decor and the staff were pretty good, but the food would be disappointing if you were looking for classic unadulterated Japanese food. This place is ideal for a few drinks over interesting modern renditions of Japanese food. I forgot to take a picture of the skewer combo, but it was just an okay chicken skewert, beef slice wrap skewer, and mushroom skewer combo. Nothing out of the ordinary, and very sparse portions.
I was not too sure that there was pork and shrimp, but I felt the pasty texture of it's compound and a vague meatiness. The taste is complex within the roll, but the mushroom sauce kind of dominates everything.