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“Great soba noodles”
Review of Bistro Yokohama - CLOSED

Bistro Yokohama
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Santa Barbara
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great soba noodles”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Went for dinner. Fantastic ahi sashimi, eel/cucumber roll. and tempura with cold soba noodles. Seaweed salad was just green salad with some seaweed on top (we thought it would be all seaweed). House Sake inexpensive (Sho Shiku Bi) was not very good so we splurged and bought a 300ml bottle for $27 which was excellent. We sat at one of the table where you take off your shoes and put your feet in a pit under the table (I forget the name of these tatami room type tables). Wanted to get Shabu-Shabu but for $50+ I needed another family member to share it with me.... Was not very crowded for a friday night at 7:45PM. It is tucked away in the shopping center. Other places seemed to be crowded that were right on Alii Dr. Bubba Gump was busy with tourists and another place was busy with music and serving drinks. We were just looking for good Japanese food without tourists and happy hour crowd. Yokohama hit the mark for us.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank sbkava
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not recommended. Small portions and Pricey”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This place was recommeded by the hotel we were staying at. Bad recommendation. Worst Grilled Saba I ever had. It was overcooked. My friend had Giner Opakapaka and it was very salty. Portions were small and it was pricey. I would not recommend it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank iloveparadise321
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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Opakapa!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This fish dish was especially good, served in large pieces (skin, bones and all that removed) in a shallow bowl of yummy broth. It was delicious. Also very good, was the Shabu-Shabu - thinly-sliced beef with mushrooms, cabbage and noodle, cooked as wanted in a pan of hot broth on a gas-fired table-cooker. Japanese beers and plum wine nicely complemented the meal. THe tea was avery good, as was the Coffee ice-cream. Sadly, there was only one server the night we were there, and service was too slow for our liking - not to mention a shrieking infant Aussie!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DonUDon
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is not specifically a sushi place, but offers also many authentically Japanese cooked fish dishes. It is a bit off the main drag and usually didn't appear that crowded, but we were very pleased with it.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank pbfarfallina
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Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about...”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We were the only people there for dinner at 8pm on a weeknight. Food was good, a little pricey. Not all that remarkable of a place.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank monbow
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