Chocolate Doesn’t Ask Silly Questions. Chocolate Understands. Late post: Limited Edition Mid-Autumn Festival – Godiva Chocolates. In the recent years, Godiva has been really pushing oriental flavors in the US covering many of the popular customs and my favorite so far is the 2014 Lunar …
I’m not making art, I’m making sushi. Masaharu Morimoto
Downtown restaurant specializing in Aburi (seared) sushi. This restaurant was recommended by family and locals that live in Vancouver. I really wanted to love this place and just couldn’t. Offering a beautiful view and large space, it’s definitely a treat for those looking for a fun date night location. This place is easily accessible by car and by public transportation.
The aburi (seared) box sushi was very pretty to look at but the rice was on the wet side and fell apart which made it very difficult to eat. The service wilted in my eyes as the evening progressed. The Kagoshima Wagu nigiri did not look appealing and the sear did not improve the visual appearance or taste. Overall, I was not all that impressed. I did enjoy the gyozas and am so glad I did not continue to order.
Make sure you make reservations in advance on opentable.com or plan to wait about 1.5-2hrs.
Come to Miku for the experience of seared sushi and walk around the waterfront area. Do not order Kagoshima Wagu and hopefully it was just an off night for me.
Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C, Canada
Let’s eat! New management and restaurant. The ramen is pretty tasty. My very flavorful clam ramen had so many clams and delicious chicken meat balls and my ramen was al dente! Just the way I like it. Hanabi boasts on being both healthy and delicious: …
Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about our destination. – Drake
Today marks the second month since the grand opening of Kusakabe, a modern marriage between sushi and kaiseki-style dining. This 30-seat sushi restaurant offers friendly service in great detail.
Dining here brings a certain charm that takes you to an experience that you often find in Japan. Picking up your sushi and enjoying each beautiful piece by the fingertips and a finger towel nearby for convenience. The elongated bar gives patrons a view providing most with the best seat in the house.
Mitsunori Kusakabe was head chef at the Michelin-starred and adored Sushi Ran, located in Sausalito for many years before creating his own vision for us to experience.
Chef Kusakabe has outdone himself once again, leading with his craft and following his passion. As the restaurant continues its refinements, there is no doubt that it will be a city favorite.
Dinner served nightly Tuesday through Sunday. To reserve your future seating and more please check out: http://kusakabe-sf.com/
Allow me to share my experience with you. Omakase Menu $95 pp [July 5, 2014]
Welcoming Tea: Kombu-cha, Kelp Tea + ordered sake Dewasansan “Green Ridge” Junmai Ginjo- Mellow, green0apple tartness, refreshing finish
Sushi Prelude Zuke Chutoro, lightly seared bluefin medium fatty tuna cured in soy sauce
Red snapper – peppercorn
Sashimi: Chef’s choice sashimi nestled in shaved ice with Japanese tuber with two kinds of dipping sauce (Bluefin tuna & Hokkaido scallops)
Soup: Duck dumpling miso soup with mitsuba & sansho pepper
Unique Sushi: Konbu cured Tasmanian ocean trout, hako-zushi style with sesame miso and cilantro sushi rice
Warm Dish: Zuwai Gani Crab, crispy rice cracker tofu topped with key lime with Hokkaido konbu dashi broth (one of my favorite dishes for the evening)
Sushi Chic: Tow kinds of seasonal sushi of the day
Sushi Finale: Copper River wild Alaskan king salmon – Toro-Bluefin fatty tuna or Grade A5 Wagyu strip loin
Throwback Thursday – Steak it to me baby!
Steak House Satou has been famed for its Matsuzaka beef. It wouldn’t be uncommon to find it listed in a travel guide and written about in reviews.
Located in a cute bicycle town of Kichijoji-Honcho, there is a huge electronics store (cooler than the one in the vibrant town of Akihabara) and many inexpensive eats and shops. Kichijoji is one of my favorite towns in Tokyo and one not to miss!
More on the town: http://wikitravel.org/en/Kichijoji
Tip: The famed kitkat flavors such as watermelon and matcha can be found for a fraction of the cost anywhere else in the city!
Considered one of the top steaks that you can have in the world. This fatty marbleized delight does not require for you to spend $300- $500 for 10oz.
Satou has two floors, The small restaurant is up a narrow set of stairs and on the 2F, while the 1F is a butcher shop.As early as 8AM you will see a long line forming for the coveted and inexpensive Matsuzaka menchi katsu croquettes, limited to 100 per day. At 180Y or approximately $2 a piece is worth the wait.
Heading up the stairs, please keep in mind they do not take reservations and you may need to wait up those tiny narrow stairs so try not to wear a thick jacket. There are offerings of mini kobe lunch set sliced (limited in quantity, daily). Specials ranging from approximately 1000Y – 10,000Y. Meal sets are served with soup and salad. If you do decide to order the A5, the chef will personally grab your steak and show you before preparing it. Last summer, my Matsuzaka sirloin A5 grade beef 10 oz steak was US $80.
Note: The inexpensive sets are not matsuzaka.
More about the best wagyu types in Japan: http://hk.dining.asiatatler.com/features/the-best-wagyu-beef-from-japan
Location: Steakhouse Satou
Meat Shop: 09:00 am – 08:00 pm Steakhouse Hours:
Lunch: 11:00 am – 03:00 pm;
Dinner: 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Make sure you stop by the 100Y store before heading back to town.