During my what seemed like never-ending blog break, Rob and I ventured to Lanzarote for an incredible 2 week holiday. I’ve never been to the Island before and Rob last went as a kid, but we decided to take our chances and book a 2 week half Board break to Hotel Volcan, Playa Blanca.
As we went with Thomas Cook, we had the option of the buffet every evening for dinner and twice a week at one of their a la carte restaurants including a Japanese restaurant. Kazan Japones is located near the hotel reception and could be accessed by a staircase near to all the rooms as well.
In true Lanzarote style, the building is white and has the most fantastic views over the marina, and inside you could find a teppanyaki station and plenty of tables dotted around the windows for the views.
See what I mean, the view is to die for!
As it’s part of the half board option we had 4 set menus to choose from which included 5 dishes each. Rob decided to go for the Duck menu and I chose the Fish.
We started with a seaweed salad which annoyingly I forgot to photograph before munching, but it was incredibly flavoured with ginger and soy and had shredded carrots and other veggies through it as well.
Next up was a Miso soup which again was super yummy and packed with flavours.
Finally we came to the Tempura and sushi which don’t worry, we remembered to photograph (sometimes we are too greedy)…
Both dishes were amazing. The sushi was simple but had wasabi and ginger with soy as well which put together, tastes awesome. The tempura included a huge king prawn and a selection of veggies including sweet potato and peppers. It was a pleasant surprise having tempura veggies and even Rob was impressed which I didn’t expect him to be with the veggie options so much.
Onto the mains and Rob had a duck dish and I chose the fish. Both came with a pyramid of rice and were seasoned to utter perfection. Neither of us go for Japanese food very often but we absolutely love it and all of the dishes here were exceptional.
I’ve snuck a little photo in of the fiance there, I’m sure he will be over the moon. (haha)
Last up was pudding and we were pretty full at this point but we decided to try them anyway. I opted for the fried banana’s whilst Rob chose ice cream. I decided not to take a photo of his ice cream as it looked like any other ice cream but he did say it tasted fantastic.
Overall we were really impressed with the Japanese restaurant as part of the hotel. You can go to the restaurant even if you don’t stay at the hotel and unfortunately as it’s location is right next to it, it can be a bit tucked away which makes it a hidden gem in my opinion. The food is lovely and the staff are very efficient at bringing courses out and not leaving you long between courses either.
We intend to go back to Lanzarote whenever we can even if it’s a week here or there and Kazan will be firmly on our list to visit again in future. If you are venturing to Playa Blanca then make your way to this fab eatery.