Category Archives: izakaya

Japanese Ramen? I think not: Gyoza Bar

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I get why people hate on Miku. I do. It’s easy to dislike a sushi place when it seems big, corporate, untraditional, and most importantly, sorely lacking when it comes to the residence of an Itamae who you can recognize … Continue reading

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Chirashi Attack! Kingyo Izakaya

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I didn’t visit Kingyo for its chirashi. I didn’t even know it had a chirashi. I’ve been to Kingyo countless times and I have practically memorized its menu. I know for a fact that I’ve never seen the word “chirashi” … Continue reading

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There’s a Reason This Place is Not Called Ramen King or Chahan King

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Gyoza King – Gyoza king was quite the popular restaurant when I first visited the city a few years ago. I can’t attest to its popularity now because I’m not usually out at the hours izakayas become busy, but I … Continue reading

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Revisit: Kingyo Izakaya

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Whenever we have an out of town visitor, we always take them to lunch at Kingyo Izakaya. We had planned on taking my mother-in-law to lunch at Kingyo earlier, but we kept getting sidetracked by all of the great dim … Continue reading

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Japanese Dim Sum / No Outside Food Allowed

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Guu – Guu is one of those popular and highly-regarded chains that my wife and I just can’t seem to find a good meal at. Our first visit was to Guu Garlic and our experience was abysmal. We had poor … Continue reading

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The Watermelon Lunch

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Suika – I always ask any person whom I meet for the first time which restaurant, in their opinion, is the best local restaurant. If this person happens to come from another country, I will ask her/him to recommend a … Continue reading

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Do Not Come Here For The Sushi

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Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro – I didn’t know what I was thinking. How could I have expected good nigiri sushi at Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro? It is an izakaya; which is essentially a gastro-pub. And even the best … Continue reading

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