Never heard of Cafe Hiro...except from this board. So when a friend suggested we go, I was enthusiastic. Thanks for the various reviews 'hounds!
It's a small place; maybe seating 24 max. But it's clean and eclectic. Each of us ordered an entree which came w/salad & soup. The salad (some lettuce, a cucumber slice & two tomato slices) was uneventful, but had a delicious creamy, ginger-flavoured dressing. I ate the salad just to consume the dressing; quite tasty. Then came soup, a very creamy, earthy cream of mushroom. I love cream of mushroom, and I loved this one very much. I thought about whether I would lick the plate if no one was looking.
Our entrees: Tuna Tartare, King Crab & Shrimp Gratin & Chilean Sea Bass on Mushroom Risotto. Unfortunately, my friends didn't share bites =( even though I offered bites of mine (no takers). I order Chilean Seabass anytime I see it on the menu, since not many places have it. I love this fish...so buttery. Here @ Cafe Hiro, it was cooked to a beautiful golden brown, while still retaining the yumminess, moistness and that Chliean Seabass mmmmmmmmmmm! Toe curling deliciousness. Anyway, the risotto was very good...but compared to the Chilean Seabass, it took a back seat.
10509 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630