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kingyo izakaya in Cabbagetown


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kingyo izakaya in Cabbagetown

redhead | | Jan 18, 2013 09:53 AM

Just a quick share regarding my first experience here...I don't have a huge frame of reference, having only visited Guu on Church Street, so keep that in mind! What we ordered: bbq pork salad roll, soft shell crab salad, jumbo prawns with spicy mayo, chicken karage (?) and calamari..oh yeah, and 2 perfect pints of Sapporo each. Total bill with tax and tip was about 70.00. My bad for ordereing too much fried food - I had forgotten my glasses at home and couldn't see the menu that well..being hugry and irritated I chose rather too quickly.

Food - everything was beautifully presented and tasted very fresh (despite being deep fried!). We enjoyed all of our dishes..the salad roll was particularly good and the calamari, at about 7.00 was a huge bargin! Very lightly battered, tender, large portion..not at all greasy. I look forward to trying their hot pots, sashimi and sushi most definitely! My husband tried to ask our poor server if they would consider showing football on sundays so he could come in for pints, calamari and the chicken karage dish...

the space - large with very comfortable banquette seating as well as tables/chairs..Ii suspect it would get quite noisy on a busy night (it was over half full when we left on a Wednesday about about 7pm)

Service - oh, I am a sucker for a sweet server with a cute smile. So polite, many do not have excellent English, but somehow this makes them cuter..absolutely NO attitude just warm and gracious..they even walked us to the door on the way out (though perhaps this was due to the football comment..)

So happy to have another midweek spot to eat in my area..apparently they will be changing the menu every 3-4 months! Go!