The restaurant is small, but it's decorated with astro and japanese anime. It's very cafe like - minus the coffee and I simple love staring at the anime photos. But truth be told, it's trying to resemble the noodle bars of Japan, except there is no "bar" in the middle, like they do back in the land of the rising sun!
I've been here twice, I think their ramen noodles, although the portion is big, the noodle itself felt like they were the two minute noodles, but then again I maybe comparing it to what I've had in Japan, and it's just not the same. Their Teppanyaki on the other hand is excellent - so definately have that!!
Chicken Ramen - it looks and faintly smells like laksa??!
Chicken Teppanyaki.. *yummies*!!
K's tempura and his side of salmon sushi
Their gyoza is quite a good start to the meal (unfortunately I have no photos!), or their tataki (also no photos!) seeing as it does take a while for the mains to arrive so if you are hungry, getting an entree is recommended. I'm not a fan of their japanese tea - only because it's not macha, instead it's rice tea - but if you like rice tea then that's fine, I'm just being fussy.
Having said all that, I do like Banzai (hence I've been there twice!), it's a good place for a casual catch up, as the food is nice, portion size a large, the atmosphere relaxed and the price is resonable. It's like better than your fast food japanese, like taka, but not as great as Matsuri. It's the perfect middle, for a quick (tasty) bite to eat.