Friday, March 4, 2011
Opinions vary on the interior; I thought it was completely redone along with the new opening, while someone thought it was average and had probably been re-purposed (can't remember what was in this space last month). Either way, sitting upstairs and having the stadium view of the counter is nice.
What's not nice for the shop is the complete absence of customers. It's a little uncomfortable to be the only people, but more to the point it's sad that a very decent restaurant isn't getting any love on a Friday night.
Toyobijin?! I mean, it's not their Ichibanmatoi or anything, but that's a pretty good brewer to be featuring among your 6 or 8 selections. Remember that whole thing where they're doing 'single vineyard' sakes? I see they're exporting and doing special World Cup and Tokyo Swallows bottlings though, so I hope they don't become the new Dassai.
Isomura, which I like but have never blogged), but here you can get an omakase of 10 for the same price a lesser place would charge for their special lunch set. The crab was great, and the quail eggs were notable because the yolks were still a little liquid.
Certainly there are better stick-fry places out there, but the cos-pa here is excellent, the sake is good, and you don't have to fight with other customers for service.
Greetings, earthlings. We come in pieces. We are your fries.