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Beacon - a big disappointment


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Beacon - a big disappointment

lakeshow318 | | Sep 8, 2008 08:01 PM

tried Beacon with my wife and parents yesterday, and i'd have to say it was a big disappointment. we were pretty excited to try it, as some of the posts here were quite complimentary. also, my folks are chinese who lived in japan for most of their childhood, so the fusion of chinese and japanese was right up their alley. alas, the food did not quite make the cut. i think my entree was the only good one: the kakuni udon. very good, and the broth a little reminiscent of santouku's (a little less salty and porky, but you get the picture). my parents both got the hanger steak which were both terribly salty. my wife's miso black cod was OK. nothing special. the appetizers were also just OK. we had the ahi tuna pizza, kaki fry, and some special soft shell crab roll. well, i guess the pizza and kaki fry were pretty good, but nothing transcendent. pretty standard fare at an izakaya. the sushi roll was yuck though. it was falling apart and the rice was still hot??? weird. anyways, just expected better from beacon. don't think i can force myself to try it again with F.O. across the parking lot....

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