Showing posts with label Izakaya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Izakaya. Show all posts

Sunday, April 28, 2024

n/soto@Mid-City ★★★

Amazing Izakaya by the Creators of 2 Michelin Stars n/naka. Decent food. Quality sushi. We asked if they have Kuheiji sake, which is not on the sake menu. They ended up having Kuheiji Eau du Désir (Junmai Daiginjo), which was amazing. Accepts walk-in, but reservation highly recommended. Corkage fee $30. Valet or street parking.

King Crab Monaka $26
rice cracker, toro, uni

Kuheiji Eau du Désir Junmai Daiginjo 2022 $90

Aori Ika Uni Sushi (big fin reef squid & uni) $16, Toro Osetra Sushi (Caviar) $21, Blue Crab Hand Roll $12

Toro Osetra (Caviar) Sushi $21 (2 pcs)

Brussels Sprouts & Salmon Skin Salad $16
red onion, poached egg

Sockeye Salmon Donabe $38
iwanori, mitsuba, ikura

Pickles for Donabe

Nori for Donabe

Agedashi Mochi $12
shrimp, shiso, wood ear mushroom

Miso Baked Bone Marrow $20
umeboshi onigiri

Okinawa Yam Pudding $8
mochi, kinako piwder, kokuto syrup
"The last drop is the best drop."

4566 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 879-9455

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Izakaya Tonchinkan@Arcadia ★★★

Amazing Authentic Izakaya in San Gabriel Valley. New favorite. High quality. Omakase Chef's Choice of 4 mini appetizer sampler for $15 was a good deal. Same owner as Sushi Yamamoto & Sushi Kisen. Hot tea $3. Corkage not on menu $25/bottle (smaller than 750mL) or $50/bottle (larger than 750mL). Very popular restaurant. Reservations strongly recommended. Free limited parking in lot.

Deep Fried Pork Belly w/ Oba Leaf Skewer $8

Sashimi Moriawase $44.80

Grilled Angus Beef Tongue $28

Chawanmushi $8

Omakase Chef's Choice Appetizer Sampler $15

Seared Mentaiko (Spicy Cod Roe) $12

Sakuraebi Don $28

Corn Tempura $8

Crab Liver w/ Oba Leaf Tempura $12

Izakaya Tonchinkan
713 W Duarte Rd Ste H
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 461-5078

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

たがみ Tagami@Shibuya Toyko ★★★

Nice Cozy Kappo Restaurant in Shibuya. Intended to go to Maguro to Shari, but they closed early. Went to Tagami next door instead. Great Kappo food. Tatami or bar counter seating.

Complimentary Octopus


Sake #1

Maguro Sashimi




Mentai Onigiro

Fried Chicken

Agedashi Tofu


Sake #2


Sunday, October 29, 2023

Oak & Coal@Costa Mesa ★★★

Nice Izakaya in OC. Great cocktails. Brussels Sprouts were my all-time favorite. Their Oak's Famous Garlic Noodles is a must. Can skip the shrimp add-on and go for the veggie-only option. They used to waive corkage fee from the wine shop next door to support local business, but our server did not seem to know about it. Otherwise, wine corkage fee is $20. They also used to have Sunday Happy Hour but not anymore. It gets pricey, especially without Happy Hour. Free parking in lot.

Unagi & Crispy Rice $15
crispy rice, eel, jalapeño, micro leek

Yuzu Charcoal Cocktail $16 (special order)

Brussels Sprouts $12
blistered, bonito flakes, spicy mayo

Salmon Yellowtail Hand Rolls $20 (special)

New Zealand Lamp Chops (2 pcs) $18
shiso, yuzu kosho

Snake River Wagyu Beef (3 pcs) $26
tare basting, yuzu kosho

Oak's Famous Garlic Noodles $26
wild shrimp, bonito sake butter, shimeji mushroom

Oak & Coal
333 E 17th St Ste 2
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 287-6150

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Fukuno@Gardena ★★★

Traditional Japanese Restaurant Ran by Old Japanese Couple. Decent food with reasonable price. Marinate for Ankimo Umani was amazing. Great kappo dishes to pair with beer. Japanese-speaking preferred. Iced Oolong Tea $6. Large Asahi Beer $8. 720mL bottle corkage fee $20. Free parking in lot. Serves limited customers per night. Make reservation in advance. Max party of 2 people at chef’s counter (6 seats).

Ankimo Umani
simmered monk fish liver Fukuno special

Kiriboshi Daikon (Dried Shredded Daikon) $9.95

Sashimi Moriawase $16.50

Renkon Kinpira $5
cooked lotus root

Maguro Yamakake $8.50
fresh tuna & grated Japanese mountain yam

Tori Kushiyaki Yuzukosho $7
grilled skewered chicken w/ yuzu pepper

Yaki Kaki (2 pcs) $9
grilled oysters

Hamachi Kama Shioyaki $9.95
grilled yellow tail collar w/ salt

Hakosushi $16.50
pressed sushi rice & broiled sea eel w/ sweet sauce on top
Negitoro Maki $13
chopped fatty tuna roll w/ green onion

Tako Yawarakani $12.50
simmered tender octopus

Iri Ginnan $7
roasted ginko nut

Restaurant Exterior

15915 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 719-1640