From The Land Of The Rising Sun, And All Things Sushi @ Zen, Leela Palace – Bangalore

Surrounded by lush greenery, lies a lavish two floor dining space that trickles to the tranquil outdoor seating. Zen, at the Leela Palace in Bangalore is a Pan Asian Restaurant. Zen serves Thai, Korean, Singaporean, Japanese and Balinese culinary dishes like Sushi, Yakitori, Teppanyaki and has a noodle bar. The top floor has two Teppanyaki counters and a live bar that stocks Korean Sou and Japanese Sake.

Zen at The Leela Palace, will be running a Sushi Promotional Menu called “From The Land of the Rising Sun” from 8th March until 21th March 2017

Here is a snippet with Chef Panchai, and his favorite Sushi’s that you must try!


Sous Chef Abhijit along with expat Chef Boonlurah Panchai, from Thailand have a special curated menu for all you Sushi lovers out there. I had a preview of some of the gorgeous Sushi and Maki rolls, and the highlight the Sashimi platter. They also had some delectable Vegetarian options.
Diners have the option to either chose Sushi Platters or go in for the A la Carte menu.

What’s in my Glass?

To start off, we just had two cocktails to accompany the menu. First off was a more orange zesty refreshing drink called Asian Punch, followed by a more ginger spiced drink called Beijing Bellini.

What’s on my Plate?

We began with some Amuse Bouche if you will, a fresh salad and some crackers to start.

Sashimi and Nigiri platter with Tuna, Salmon, Scallops and Yellowtail fish were set on a beautiful platter. Pleasing to the eyes and the palate soon after. It just disappeared as soon as it was laid out on the table. Highly recommended! 
My first time trying out Unagi Nikku Roll (fresh water eel and avocado, topped with crispy garlic), have to say it ended up being my favorite, hint of spices to get the taste buds tingling. Chef Panchi, highly recommends you try this, it was a bit chewy at first, with a hint of spices that roll out, I quite liked it and went for two more rolls. 
Sun Set Roll – Eel, cucumber and avocado roll with eel sauce
Maki rolls as the Unagi were an instant hit and disappeared as soon as they got placed on the table.
Trio Roll – Hamachi, salmon, tuna roll with scallion – just looking at the picture, one gets tempted, this was absolute delicious. Highly recommend. 
Another hot favorite would be Ebi Tempura Roll – Batter fried prawn tempura roll, topped with tanuki. It was divine. 
Trio Roll – Hamachi, salmon, tuna roll with scallion
Trio Roll – Hamachi, salmon, tuna roll with scallion
Ebi Tempura Roll – Batter fried prawn tempura roll, topped with tanuki
Crispy Ebi Roll – Panko fried prawn roll with wasabi and mango mayo
California Wasabi Roll – Carrot, asparagus, taquan roll with wasabi mayo
For the Vegetarians, fear not, you can take your pick too, and enjoy some delicious and colourful rolls. Here are some more of the delicious Sushi pictures from my lunch. 🙂
Overall, the lovely company of some of Bangalore’s top bloggers and writers. Delish sushi, and surrounded by awesome ambience, made for a delectable after noon. I was stuffed and hit food coma. Would love to go back and try out some of the rolls I did not get to try.
How has your experience been at Zen? Do let me know how you felt, about this Promo Menu of all things sushi, and more! Would love to hear your thoughts. 

About Leela Palace, Bangalore 

The Leela Palace Bengaluru has garnered innumerable awards and accolades since its opening in 2001 and till date remains the only destination hotel in Bengaluru. The hotel has 357 luxurious guest rooms, multiple dining options and extensive banqueting and conferencing venues. The Collonade provides a world-class shopping experience and the luxuriously designed spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre makes the hotel the first choice for business and leisure travellers.

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One thought on “From The Land Of The Rising Sun, And All Things Sushi @ Zen, Leela Palace – Bangalore

  • September 8, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    I’m pretty much a sushi virgin, it this all looks and sounds amazing!! Makes me want to give sushi a try. Thank you for sharing!


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