This is a small place with many Japanese customers and an all-Japanese staff. Alcohol prices are steep but the rest of the food seemed reasonably priced for the quality ($4-12 per piece, everything big enough to share). Sake lovers will die for the long list of choices. We sat at the bar (our choice) so that we could watch the staff do their thing. Not sure I'm glad we did since the only thing that bothered me about this restaurant was the sous chefs preparing stuff with their hands, with no gloves on.
But oh, the food! Our favorite was the Raku Tofu, made in house and nothing at all like supermarket tofu. You may never eat the packaged stuff again after tasting this. We also loved the cucumber with seaweed salad, the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly, and the kobe beef skewers. The asparagus okaki good, not great. And the grilled eggplant just plain boring. We shared a tangerine sorbet for dessert and discovered to our delight that it was also house made. With wine and tip, the bill was $120 for two. But note that we ordered some pricy items--for somebody on a budget, it's possible to get out of here for $30-$40 per person. We really enjoyed the evening, especially the charming staff.
A couple of notes to readers: (1) have the address ready for your taxi driver. They don't all know where this place is. (2) you SHOULD make reservations and you can expect to get one or two confirmation phone calls from the restaurant. Be on time.
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