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Gochi, Cupertino report w/ pics

hhc | Mar 26, 2008 10:17 PM

I've finally tried Gochi. It's pretty good though things can sure add up fast. We didn't have reservations and when I called found out they were fully booked on Wed 3/26/08 and could be a walk-in only. So went to Oakmont Produce Market around 5pm and shopped there, then stood in front of the restaurant at 6pm when it opens. We got the first 2-top table in the back which was fine by me. She wanted us to be done by 7:30pm, & we made it.

The menu is pretty huge. Tiny printing with much to read so it takes a bit of time to order. I knew some of the dishes because of yelp reviews - they don't have the menu online which is lame, not even a sample menu. They got: soups, noodles, nabe, clay pot rice, appetizers, pan sauteed & grilled; stir fries(sic), deep fries (sic); braised & steamed; sashimi & tataki; salads, & today's specials.

We got:
hamachi carpaccio $16.50 - very nice
shiromaguro tataki $10.50 - nice, though could have used more flavor.
fusion mentai kinoko pizza $10.50-4 slices about the size of a personal pizza. I was getting full after the 2nd slice.
yaki udon $8.50-stir fried udon w/ pork & cabbage. just ok
gindara manieru (pan sauteed black cod fillet w/ plum soy sauce) $10.50 - not my favorite, just ok.
green tea creme brulee $6.50-crisp sugary top was nice, green tea was not flavored enough but still nice.

Tea might be extra (didn't ask). I just got water. Friend got 2 small things of sake at $15 ea order in a nice glass serving thing & tiny cup. Very cool. Taste like sake to me.

Credit cards taken. Separate bathrooms in the back. Women's had 2 toilets/1 sink.

my pics:

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
19980 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

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