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Ginza, Los Primos, Hunan, etc...

dawnie2u | Nov 15, 200310:19 AM

One thing about this area, when you all were telling me that Mama's and some other restaurants were right next door, I didn't realize you meant literally. I have never seen so many restaurants, one after another in the same unit. Very strange. We will be trying all of these restaurants, and then some in the next few weeks because my girlfriend works close by. We decided to try Ginza first.
Having been warned about the sushi at this restaurant, I ordered a very common dish, that should have been easily mastered by this time...chicken teriyaki and mixed tempura. The miso soup was decent, service was very good. The portions were large. What I didn't like: the chicken teriyaki was not hot when served (the restaurant was not busy, so it should have been very hot when brought to the table, one of my personal pet peeves...lukewarm food)it had a very sweet thick teriyaki sauce on it, and I tend toward liking the sweet/salty sauces. The tempura was very hot, but the coating was too thick. By the time I finished the shrimp, the veggies were starting to get soggy. Once again, the dipping sauce was very sweet, like they thinned down the teriyaki sauce with water. The salad was the bagged lettuce, carrot, purple cabbage type, with a big dollop of some kind of mayonnaise flavorless dressing. But my biggest complaint was being served this meal on gigantic round plates that didn't fit on the table when you are sitting opposite of someone. I don't know who thought up these gigantic serving troughs, but I can't stand them.
So after all the griping, would I go back again? Yes, I would give it another chance. The menu is extensive, and the meal was inexpensive. I am hoping that maybe the soups or curries might be better.

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