Nanban is one of the few new restaurants gaijinboy and I have tried on a very rare night out. I enjoyed it, but for me the tastes were too strong with not enough more subtle tastes to compliment. So whilst the food tasted amazing, it became a bit overpowering by the end. Even with my noodles - I had the veggie noodles - there was too much going on in the one bowl. All the individual elements in the bowl had very strong tastes, from the stock to the added veggies, even the tofu was salt and pepper fried. Now I LOVE salt and pepper friend tofu but given all the other strong flavours in that bowl, plain tofu would have worked much better - imho. All the dishes I tried were similarly powerful tastes. The reason we went there is obviously I have a special interest in Japanese food, so I was especially interested to try out Nanban. For me, personally, I wouldn't rush back as I felt it lacked balance - which is something I always associate with eating Japanese food and one of the reasons I enjoy it. I appreciate however, that this is Japanese "fusion" and so they are clearly experimenting with elements of Japanese food (and a lot of Caribbean elements). Also I did know this when I went - so it's not like I was mislead. I wouldn't refuse to return, but there are other places I would choose first - for my own personal tastes. I can see why people would really like it though.