Jay Chou’s Deja Vu Restaurant Review
Deja Vu Restaurant is a joint venture between Jay Chou and Liu Qian. Not surprisingly, the theme of the restaurant is music and magic. For more information on locating the restaurant, please read here.
The place features a very high ceiling, giving it a classy vibe. We were there during lunch time and it was empty when we first arrived. We didn’t make any reservation, neither do I feel the need for you to do so if you’re going during lunch hours.
Deja Vu Restaurant is vast enough to house both the piano AND the Batmobile, which I believe is just one of his expansive and expensive (pun intended) collection of cars.
Since it’s a music theme restaurant, performances would be held on the stage sometimes, usually during dinner time. As I was there during lunch time, the restaurant was empty and I could walk around to take these photos with ease, without having to worry that I would disturb other diners by doing so.
Okay, here comes the bad news. We discovered a strand of long hair in the soup, after we were halfway through it. The service staff was informed and we were given a new bowl of soup. Despite this, we can’t deny that the soup was very delicious and finished the second bowl till the last drop!
We ordered a risotto to share and this was too garlicky for my liking. If you’re okay with garlic, then you will like this more than I did. I’m never a fan of garlic!
Since we were the only ones at the restaurant when we arrived, the service crew attended to us promptly (because there’s nobody else anyway). They left us to walk around the entire restaurant freely to take the usual touristy photos. Other than the hair in the soup, I didn’t have any issue at the Deja Vu Restaurant.
We paid NT$957 (≈S$41) for this meal and I think it’s pretty expensive, considering that we had only one soup and one main course. It will be at least S$80 for two dining portions. Given the price, I would recommend going to the Deja Vu Restaurant at night when there are performances, making the entire theme restaurant more “alive” to better immerse yourself in the music and magic theme. I hope I’ll have the chance to visit the restaurant again at dinner time!