This was my second visit to this establishment. It is very small (reservations requested for any group larger than three). It is family run, the primary cooking being done by the owner, a first-generation Japanese who has been here for 30 years. If you are looking for standard Japanese fare, you may or may not find it here. If you are looking for speedy service, look elsewhere. What this establishment offers is authentic, down-home Japanese fare. Half the menu is appetizers, the kind of things to go with sake. It is a seafood restaurant, but it is not a sushi establishment. You can get a few sushi items, but that is not their specialty.
As a first gen Japanese myself, when in Anchorage, I choose this establishment over the others for a nice homey atmosphere and a good reminder and taste of home cooking.
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