Found this new Japanese restaurant on Khodami (Bijan) street, in Vanak square today for our late brunch (after a half-day fasting for a medical check-up). Well, it was actually and exactly the old site of Serena, the previous Japanese restaurant which we used to visit and have since closed down.
Verdict: Quite exclusive and modern interior decor with a rather cozy ambience. The menu has changed from the previous owner and seem to have more choices and styles. We even had Korean kimchi for our starter apart from the usual Miso soup. However the price seems to be a little way up the average Japanese establishments that we had been to, and much too expensive when compared to our favorite Escapade back home or the various Sushi outlets in Dubai . Well, the food was relatively moderate and average in taste. The sushi platter was nevertheless quite good and comparable to other places that we have been to. Not a bad place at all for a quite evening rendezvous or a get together.