I've dined here about half a dozen times and kept forgetting to put words on paper, even after a spectacular sea urchin feast a couple of months ago. There are cheaper places to eat good Japanese and much more expensive restaurants but for me Kuriya represents excellent value for money as the food is consistently good and you would be hard put to find better waitstaff. Besides sea urchin, I am a big fan of unagi or eel and the unagi bento lunch meal here is spectacularly good. Unagi is a fatty/oily fish and it's strong flavour puts off some people. But properly grilled and seasoned with teriyaki sauce, it is not just a tasty meal but also a healthy one. My wife had the chilled roast beef with potato cream sauce and tempura set. Wafer thin slices of rare beef in a sauce that brought out the full flavour, taste and texture of the beef. The tempura was perfectly done too and we have always loved the chawanmushi and miso soup served here. The service is always attentive but not intrusive. This is one of our favourite Japanese restaurants.
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