I actually keep a running list of "to-try" list of restaurants and Kaiho Sushi is one of the names there, although I really cannot remember how it appeared. Hmmm.. anyway, I checked it out of curiosity.
Surprise surprise. The hidden joint is a tiny place, barely seating 20 people at full capacity. I suppose it's just the right size as there is only one sole sushi chef, who is also the owner, Bernard, manning the counter.
I found Chef Bernard strangely familiar and the moment I saw the daikon strips on the sashimi plate, I knew I had seen him in Sushi Yoshida's kitchen and I was right!
I enjoyed the dinner very much, simply because the food was quite a refreshing change for me. I left the menu in the good hands of the Chef, and throughout the night, I was served a good mix of food, between what I call "staples" (such as fresh sashimi moriwase, butter asari clams and aji tempura) and less common dishes (such as braised kinki fish, hamachi carpaccio, and a most interesting appetizer, pickled salmon head!)
Kaiho Sushi would probably make a good place to have a loooong dinner with a friend or two, over a bottle of sake. The atmosphere is nothing to speak of, but the food is competent and the restaurant is just so small and cosy. It is like being in a friend's kitchen, sitting by the counter. Let Chef Bernard surprise you with his omakase menu, but just remember to indicate your budget beforehand, lest the bill surprises you too.
#03-01/02 Cuppage Plaza
Tel: 6738 1315
Closed on Mon