English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 5 reviews)
“Fresh food and warm welcome”
Not much space inside: about 4 big tables and a sushi counter with the most friendly non English speaking sushichief and waitress. We entered the restaurant and normally in Japan they welcome you with a few standard phrases. The place was loaded and everybody was quiet for a moment and only looking ...at us. Very unusual; we are Asians too and how do they know instantly we're not Japanse..?Then fortunately one Japanse customer spoke English and invited us to the counter to sit. He helped us with the menu and choosing our dishes. Food was excellent. So fresh and tastfull. We had the assorted sushi, some yakitori and dishes with bittermelon and pork. Ambiance was great, noisy and friendly. Next evening we returned. I think they expected us. The sushichief was smiling at us from behind the counter and the waitress welcomed us as good old friends. When we left, we hugged and never spoke one word in English.
Visited May 2019
“Classic Japanese inn with delicious food, warm service”
Chose this restaurant as it was walking distance to where we were staying and got good reviews here and there. We were not disappointed, and would definitely come back if we were in the area. Despite the neon sign, this is a traditional Japanese restaurant with a counter, a sushi chef, and a numbe...r of tatami-style tables. There's an English menu but I don't think everything was translated. We ordered a large sashimi set, a mixed tempura, a whole fish in garlic butter, and some other dishes. The 21-piece sashimi was pretty routine other than a kind of clam we hadn't encountered before, but everything was fresh and delicious. The tempura was light and not greasy, and the garlic fish was delicious (the proprietor insisted garlic butter was the way to go). To finish we got the ume chazuke (rice in tea with plum), and the portion was huge. Although not a "family friendly" restaurant the tatami-style seating was comfortable and distraction-free for our toddler, and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. The tables have leg wells for those who don't want to sit cross-legged, One small note - there were two smokers at the bar but the vent hoods must have taken care of it as we did not notice any smoke.
Visited September 2018
“Subtle Okinawan Ambience with Flavorful Offerings”
Unique setting in the heart of Ishikawa's bar district of Okinawa. A venue frequented by locals as it serves of some of the tastiest offerings. Specializing in 'Busashi' (horse sashimi)... the presentation will ease even some of the most timid when trying something new. Sashimi and sushi dishes were... extremely fresh and plentiful. My favorite was the grouper miso soup that just complemented my palate as I consume several Orion draft beers... another local favorite. Would recommend this Izakaya to anyone, probably not a good 'kids' setting. Owner and staff were absolutely first rate.
Visited July 2015