When we were in Luxembourg last summer we had a hard time looking for some authentic restaurants that offer local dishes like Judd Mat Gaardebou’nen, because of that we discovered this sushi place called JS Restaurant located conveniently at the city centre, Rue du Saint-Esprit. It might sound odd when you are in a European trip and having some Japanese but we never regretted it, we loved this restaurant.
This restaurant have an interesting concept, basically it’s a buffet but with a limit. Diners are expected to order 5 dishes per set for a maximum of five sets. Each dish is small in size which is comparable to dishes served in a degustation menu. To visualize it have a look at that menu, what you see there is what exactly is served to you.
If you haven’t tried degustation or this concept then it seems like there is not a lot of food but trust me after the second set you can feel that it’s more than enough, if I can remember I only had 3 sets. So what did I get? On the first round I had some yakitori which was really good, juicy and tasty.
Then the steamed scallops, it was served with glass noodles and the scallops are not large enough, totally understandable as scallops are expensive.
Then I also ordered different types of salmon sushi like shake maki, shake nigiri, shake roll, sushi tartare de salmon, sushi surimi, tulip tobiko and California rolls. BTW not all of those are mine they placed all sushi orders in one plate.
Then the second set came, I ordered Chicken karaage, again this was juicy and crispy, very well-seasoned and my daughter loved it.
Next was Thai Prawns, I expected this to be hot but it was not.
Then came the gyoza (I think they called it grilled dumplings) which was perfectly cooked, soft and crispy at the same time
Then the Gambas yaki
And the last item on the second set was miso soup.
At this stage I was nearly full on the third me and my daughter combined both our orders, also we noticed that instead of individual plates the waiter served it in one vessel. This third set was again some yaki tori as we love them, chicken karaage we love them as well, cuttlefish fritters and kappa maki. With this we also ordered the dessert which was included in the price and if it’s Japanese dessert it should be green tea ice cream.
So that’s it, only 3 sets and the 3rd set was shared with my daughter and I was really full. And for 21.90 Euros dinner or 4.90 lunch that’s all worth it even the scallops were small.
JS Sushi & Grill Restaurant
5, Rue du Saint-Esprit – L-1475 Luxembourg