It is located on the lobby area and can see the view of the pool. Being the first pan Asian restaurant in Goa, it combines a unique mix of fine dining, and open sky seating. As it faces the pool view, the sound of the waterfall at night adds to the atmosphere . The ambience of black and silver, furniture styles contemporary and comfortable with low height chairs and sofa seating adds to the charm and makes the place cozy yet interactive. The restaurant pronounced Saa-key, is named after the famous rice wine (sake also stands for salmon in Japanese), serving cuisines from Japan, Thailand and China. It is a cooking theatre providing the countries on a platter.
Three live counters where one can sample exotic Japanese delights – Sushi, Sashimi, and Teppanyaki. Start with the Sushi – the Caterpillar Sushi Roll, a Californian signature roll with eel and avocado pickled and rolled. Remember to mix a little radish paste with the ginger paste and add a little Wasabi (green dynamite!) with soya sauce, as the accompaniment. Another hot favourite is the Tuna Maki Roll – tuna and rice wrapped in nori seaweed. The flavours will wrap around your tongue.
Enter the deagon – try the Dragon Sushi or perhaps the Spicy Tuna one. Or go traditional the Chinese way with Cantonese Ginger Lobster with crab meat. From the old favourite Salt and Pepper Mushrooms, Tempura Prawns to the Yam Talay (Thai Seafood Salad) or the Maasaman Gai (Chicken in Thai curry), you are spoilt for choice. The Teppanyaki counter; sit around the gleaming hot plate grill and see the Tiger Prawns with Butter Garlic being prepared. Here the chef dexterously tosses in the seasoning, using his spatula. To drum a staccato as he turns the prawns with the butter garlic – poetry in motion. And the preparation divine! You could end up with the Fruit Flambe from the Teppanyaki counter, bananas flambed with honey brandy as they are cooked in butter and brown sugar. If you like to eat to your heart’s content, this is the right place, but for Goodness’ Sake, don’t eat the night before.
The Zuri White Sanda Resort & Casino, Pedda, Varca, Goa