I've been asking staff at various sushi places where I can find katsu curry, which I've missed terribly since leaving NYC and the marvelous Katsu-Hama. Finally got pointed here.
Besides the katsu curry, a comfort food dish which here had a tougher katsu but a way better gravy than I remember and just the right sticky rice and tangy, cold radish to accompany, they've got at least fifty other items on their long menu that you won't find at 99% of the Japanese places around here. Many of them apps and small plates that work more or less as tapas.
The okonomi yaki was pretty good, too. The fish and the noodle dishes and tempura (including chrysanthemum) and all the other stuff coming out all looked great.
They bring out one dish at a time for the table to share. The half dozen or so cooks behind the counter watch all the tables to see when you're finishing up a dish, and start preparing the next one to be timed perfectly to when you're ready for it.
I think they got reviewed in the Herald a few weeks ago.
No sushi. They do have sashimi, but it's not the point.
They're open from 6PM 'til 3:30 AM nightly. Casual as all heck.
I wonder how their shabu-shabu is.
Oh. My. God.
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