I went there Sunday, 07-02-2006, around 7 p.m. First time there. Waited for about 10 minutes for a table inside as it was quite cold and windy outside. Place was fairly full with mostly couples and 1-2 families.
My gf read about this place on citysearch while I looked at the reviews at Yelp. We quickly ordered 3 items to get a feel of the food. Service was good, no complaint. Waitress came by a few times and was easy to flag. I think there were 3 people working the tables that night.
Out of 5***, I rate:
1. Basket of sweet potato(e) fries (5***)
2. Fried oysters (3***)
3. Salmon rice bowl (2***)
Total food rating = 10/3 = 3.33. Price with tips/taxes around $30.00.
I thought the fries were awesome, hot, crunchy, sweet and right amount of salt. I ate more than 1/2 the basket myself. This could be a meal by itself for light eaters!
Fried oysters were fresh. But personally did not like the thick, flour batter. Personal taste, I prefer a lighter coating and/or instead maybe a bread crumb batter. I also wonder why they did not have fresh oysters? Hmmm..maybe the oysters they get comes de-shelled.
Salmon bowl. Nothing wrong with this dish, but fairly simplistic and basic. $11.95. They scooped 2-3 scoops of rice on a big bowl. Then grilled a piece of salmon with some salt, and lined the bowl with some stir fryed asparagus and baby bok choy (again with just some salt). Then they drizzled the rice with some soy, or teriyaki sauce. Something I could do me-self, lol.
Nice food and prices. But would not go again. At least the rice bowls tasted and looked like something I can get from panda express and/or make myself. But on a hot summer day, i'll order a basket of the fries and some beer, then a stroll down chesnut street and a walk down to the Marina.