This is a small Japanese restaurant on Holywell Street. There is no booking so be prepared to queue. The restaurant rotates menus to keep it fresh and has a sushi night on a Thursday. It is open in the evenings three nights a week,
We went at 6.30 on a Saturday night and had a 20 minute queue outside. If you don't want to queue don't go! The staff are good at gauging the size of tables outside and the seating is on shared tables so if you have a large group you may want to split up. The approach is about pace and so this is not the place for a romantic dinner for two or a big party celebration lasting all evening. For some very tasty food though and an experience it is fantastic.
We had the edamame beans and some pickled vegetables. Both tapas size and well done.
We then had the octopus pieces in pancakes - the best thing we had with flaked fish sauce on top. The special beef was beautifully tender in a spicy sauce. The deep fried salmon and chicken were both wonderfully hot and crisp. The mixed prawns were good but our least favourite out of the lot.
They serve Japanese lager and dark beer along with a range of Japanese wines and sake. We had a meal which cost £51 for four of us and really enjoyed it. We were in and out in less than an hour and half including queuing so its a great place to go before the theatre or cinema. Last sittings are at 8.30. Lunchtime is cash only so go prepared. Also they don't proffer cutlery so be prepared to wield a chopstick in anger.
Just do it. As long as you are ok with the queuing you will love the experience
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