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B-Dama, Piedmont Ave. Oakland

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B-Dama, Piedmont Ave. Oakland

twocents | Aug 14, 2011 03:51 PM

There is another thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/790581

But I am starting another thread titled with the restaurant name, for ease of searching.

As noted in the other thread, this seems to be a new restaurant run by the folks who run Get-A a few blocks away. Where Get-A is sushi/donburi/katsu oriented, B-dama is yakitori and cooked dish oriented, with some sushi and noodles.

There is a fixed listed of perhaps a dozen yakitori variants such as chicken thigh, skin, cartilage, heart and gizzard; pork belly; shishito peppers and some others. Livers were a special the night I went. I ordered everything grilled with sauce, not salt; next time I will order a mix, as some things go better with salt.

I am not an expert on Japanese food, but these tasted good, and similar to a couple of restaurants I went to in Tokyo last month. They were cooking these in the kitchen, so I could not see what kind of arrangement they had.

Tried a couple of the cooked dishes, beef tongue stew and sauced fried pork. Stew was delicious, almost like bouef bourguignone without the red wine. The sauced fried pork was served cool, with a dashi/vinegar/onion faintly spicy sauce. Tasty.

For those who judge by that kind of thing, I note that there were at least two parties of Japanese speakers when I went.

In the old "Sweet Thyme" Catering space next to Messob.

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B-Dama
4301 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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