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Bessou

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Japanese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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HOMESTYLE BITES
Any 3 for $20
6
Assorted Pickles*
Three types of house made seasonal pickles
7
Snap Pea Gomaae
Grilled sugar snap peas in a sesame dressing
8
Shiso Cigars
Rolled with Sendai miso, roasted peanuts, walnuts
7
Edamame with Charcoal Salt
Edamame, shio kombu kelp, charcoal salt
8
Smashed Potatoes
Crispy red bliss potatoes, aonori aioli, nori oil
7
Smoked Soy Farm Egg
Applewood smoked soy pickled egg, karashi crema
SMALL DISHES
13
Grilled Romaine
Soy pickled quail eggs, jako, creamy sesame dressing
15
Blistered Shishitos and Green Beans
Tossed in a house made rayu chili oil and served with a lime miso vinaigrette
16
Prawns in Chili Sauce
Flash fried prawns tossed in spicy nanban sauce, arare rice crispies
16
Baby Tako-Age
Lightly fried baby octopus with aonori aioli and black garlic tonkatsu sauce
CRISPY RICE
Sushi-style crispy rice patties
15
Salmon Ikura
Salmon sashimi, ikura, wasabi aioli, dill
16
Scallop Ceviche
Ikura, lime, salt cured kombu kelp, wasabi aioli
15
Spicy Tuna
Spicy tuna, yuzu pickled jalapeno and daikon
13
Mushroom Natto
Soy simmered enoki mushrooms with fermented black beans
LARGE DISHES
22
Chicken Karaage
Japanese-style fried chicken seasoned with Moroccan spices, black garlic potatoes, shiso tzatziki
19
Add Shrimp 3
Tempura Udon*
Northern-style silky inaniwa udon noodles with assorted vegetable tempura
27
Salmon Handroll Platter
Salmon 3 ways: salmon sashimi, spicy salmon and crispy salmon skin over yuzu rice, nori wrappers and soy dashi
31
Miso Roasted Brook Trout
Whole brook trout roasted with cherry radishes, ginger and sweet miso sauce
35
Tokyo Fish Fry
Wild hake, scallop, shrimp, calamari and shishito peppers, shiso verde, scallion aioli, sweet onion rice, nori and lettuce wraps
28
Pork Chashuu Platter
Seared pork belly chashuu, shiso garlic fried rice, accoutrements, nori
31
Dan Dan Noodle Nabe
Tobanjan minced pork and crispy pork belly, clams, thick-cut udon noodles, miso dashi
34
Soy Beef Brisket Platter
6-hour slow braised beef brisket, spicy sesame sauce, ponzu, sweet onion rice, nori and lettuce wraps
SIDES
5
Miso Soup
3
Rice
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were in the neighborhood and wanted to give this place a try based on the TA reviews; our favorite source. The restaurant is smaller but we had no trouble getting a table on a Sunday night at 8 p.m. We were seated at a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dese2
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I’m almost afraid to write this review but I must! Found this restaurant on a rainy Friday night and ventured in. Immediately saw folks eating the romaine salad that looked delicious - ordered it and it was! Everything we’ve tried on the diverse and interesting...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Brooklyn478
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Bessou offers a rather unique experience, from the smoked barley tea to start to the Japanese small plates that are creative and universally tasty. Service is friendly and casual, yet very knowledgeable and on point in the advice given. The place is neither too small...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Philippe A
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Adorable setting with amazing creative Japanese food - the barley tea was terrific and then came the meal. Will absolutely return - Emily the chef is wonderful

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank KARENSK_12
Reviewed November 30, 2017

The restaurant doesn't look much different from others in the area, except the brick walls were treated with nice Japanese style wood strips. The food is a mixture of Japanese food and almost Japanese food: very nice pickles; Shiso cigars; very good Romaine lettuce with...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank UbErich
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Visiting chef for a month has introduced some Mexican flavors. Nice quiet space. Good service. Had breakfast tacos (definite TexMex spin), Japanese breakfast set, eggplant, and Wagyu steak and eggs (with jalapenos). All tasty and well priced. Enjoy a meal out that won't break your...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JoeHouston52
Maiko K, Owner at Bessou, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Hello Joe from Houston (I believe I met you and your family the day you came! ) - Thank you for the kind words. As you mentioned, we have our friend, guest chef Eduardo Sandoval doing some fun Mexican twists with Japanese ingredients for brunch...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family - vibrant young crowd. Noisy as you would expect. Good atmosphere and interesting menu. More a fusion style and not s light as traditional Japanese food. Service was very pleasant and Overall we enjoyed the evening. It is a fun place...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank N1foody
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed by this fancy restaurant. Everything is fried, the udon was over cooked ,I had some fish that looked like leather to eat. The tempura had no taste but fat and no salt. I would not recommend this place if you are looking for...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Fpny
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant after leaving the restaurant across the street after waiting almost an hour for a table we had reserved. Desperate and hungry at 22:50 the staff at Bessou gladly seated us in no time and took our orders. We had amazing...More

Date of visit: July 2017
3  Thank Osk3421
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Last Tuesday, open front doors, greeted us. Cozy, low light ambience began the experience that is yet to come. Our server was friendly, attentive, told of specials, and had a few suggestions when asked. Let me preface by saying we are from Vancouver and we...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Pj D
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