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Mealcentric | Apr 24, 200503:14 PM

Went to Honda-ya in tustin last night. It was a awesome! We ordered mostly from the yakatori menu with items such as quail eggs, chicken cartilage, liver and sesame fried chicken (forgot what else). All these dishes were great, especially the cartilage. Also ordered some "specials" like fried octopus (yum), pan fried udon (would have been better withou mayo IMHO), a "Japanese Rissoto" (as the couple sitting next to us described it) and of course Ramen. The ramen was delish, though I thought the slices of pork were a little too thick and lean (in terms of fat) and there was no fish cake in the ramen :(

We didnt order any sushi/sashimi though from what I could see over at the sushi bar, it looked REALLY fresh and lots of people were ordering it.

We sat in the tatami room where you have to remove your shoes and sit on the ground and that totally added to the whole experience. Though it gets REALLY crowded and they dont do weekend reservations for parties less than 8 (we waited 30 minutes or so), the service is still very friendly.

This is a great place to go with buddies, grab a few beers and nibble on awesome little dishes. Prices were fair. The total bill for four, with a few beers and a small sake, was like $90 with tax and tip. Thanks Elmomonster for the heads up on this place, I am going to be a regular here.

Link: http://mealcentric.blogspot.com/

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