Dinner at Tekka-Japanese restaurant in Zagreb, Croatia

During my weekend break to Zagreb in Croatia, I decided to have some traditional Japanese cuisine. Some of you might ask why did I decide to have a meal in oriental restaurant while in Croatia. The answer is simple-I love sushi and have it at least once a week so I asked for a few recommendations and booked a table at Tekka restaurant.


Tekka restaurant is located in a business district, around 20 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes taxi ride from in the city’s centre.



We were welcomed by a friendly Croatian waiter-Svetlan who made us feel welcomed and attended our table throughout the evening.

Tekka has a modern and chic décor and it is perfect for a romantic meal with its dimmed lights and soft music playing in the background.

The menu:

Tekka offers traditional Japanese cuisine and hospitality. The restaurant’s head chef-Tomislav aims to deliver a superb quality Japanese cuisine to local diners. There is a vast choice of hot and cold dishes to choose from for any Japanese cuisine lovers.

I decided to start my meal with a glass of refreshing white wine. IMG_1181


There was a nice selection of hot and cold appetizers to choose from. We decided to share some Torikarrage-a Japanese style fried chicken. It was cooked to our liking and presented beautifully.



For our mains, we both decided to have a sushi set. I went for a Kyoto set and my husband had an Osaka set.

My Kyoto set included: 6 uramaki with Age-Ebi with prawns, 4 hosomaki Tuna rolls and some salmon and tuna sashmi. The Osaka set ordered by my husband consisted of 6 hosomaki salmon rolls and a mixture of 6 nigri including: tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus and white fish sushi.


They were all an absolute treat in every way, including visually. I am sure that they all took a lot of careful preparation. What’s most important though, they were all freshly made to order not pre-prepared.


My husband skipped the dessert as he was full. I decided to have ‘Goma no Pafe’-a sesame mousse with green tea ice-cream. It was tasty and refreshing.


Overall experience:

We both enjoyed the food and atmosphere in this Japanese restaurant. Tekka offers irresistible succession of tastes and textures, served with extraordinary precision and elegance. We ate, a lot and everything was good, very, very good. All dishes were freshly prepared and if you like watching chefs preparing your food then you have an opportunity to do so as you can admire the work of Tekka’s top-chef through the open kitchen space.



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Radnička cesta 37b 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!




JAPANESE AFTERNOON TEA at Silk restaurant at Courthouse Hotel, London

This week, I would like to tell you about my Japanese Afternoon Tea experience at Number Twelve at Courthouse Hotel. I was accompanied by my fiancé-James.

Venue and location:

The Courthouse hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel located in a Grade II Listed Magistrates Court in Mayfair, Central London. It is just situated a couple of minutes’ walk from Oxford Street Station and a stone’s throw away from the famous Liberty London department store.

Japanese Afternoon Tea is served in the Silk Restaurant. It can be found just off the hotel lobby in a classic courtroom setting. It offers innovative Asian fusion cuisine and exotic menu and it features the original judge’s bench, dock and witness stand from its days as the Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court.


Afternoon Tea is served from 3 pm until 5 pm Monday to Sunday.


We reached Silk Restaurant a little bit earlier so we decided to have a quick drink at the hotel’s Sky Terrace Bar located on the 6th floor.


At around 2:45 p.m. we went downstairs to start our Japanese Afternoon Experience. We were acknowledged straight away and given a table next to the witness stand. The restaurant is very charming and offers a romantic setting to its dinners. There was also a relaxing music playing in the background. We were served by Ana Maria and Jozeph who were both extremely friendly and attentive.

The menu:

We started our Afternoon Tea with a glass of delicious, sweet plum Japanese wine. I am not much of a drinker but I really enjoyed it and will definitely try some other Japanese wines soon. Very shortly after that, we received a selection of sweet and savory treats prepared by Head Chef Rajesh Parmar and his talented team. We both really enjoyed them and emptied our plater very swiftly.

Our sweet treats included:

  • YUZU TART- Tart made from Japanese citrus

Our savory treats included:

  • DAIFUKU – Rice cake with Azuki beans filling
  • TAMAGO – Japanese style sweet omelette
  • INARI POCKET – Honey marinated tofu fillet with rice
  • STEAMED VEGETABLE GYOZA – Hearty and flavorful dumpling
  • CALIFORNIA MAKI – Inside out sushi roll with cucumber, and smoked salmon
  • VEGETABLE FUTOMAKI- Large sushi roll filled with vegetables


Dress code:

The dress code at Courthouse Hotel is smart casual. I decided to wear my black and white Lipsy dress with some Aldo sandals.

Overall experience:

I really enjoyed our Japanese Afternoon Tea experience at Silk Restaurant at Courthouse Hotel. It is an Afternoon Tea with a twist so if you are tired of traditional sandwiches, scones and pastries then you definitely need to experience it. Silk Restaurant offers amazing cuisine in a magnificent settings so I would definitely advise you to visit it next time you are in central London.


Japanese Afternoon Tea costs £29.50 per person and for an additional £10.50 you can upgrade it to receive a glass of sweet Japanese Plum Wine or a glass of Champagne.