Wanted to try this place a year or two ago but it was closed at the time and my friend was intrigued by the drink menu last nite, so we went there instead of the newish Japanese restaurant next door. No one else there when we arrived at 7:00 but a few more popped in, mostly for drinks it seemed. Red booths, small bar, an upstairs room but who knows when that gets used. Do BU kids go there on weekends? I ended up with the VERY reasonably priced pork cutlet dinner ($8) and was pleasantly surprised. I just wish she'd brought me the miso soup as we waited instead of with the meal. There were also a few chunks of tofu, a small salad, big pile of good rice and very nicely fried pork cutlet strips. Yummy and filling. My friend went with two appetizers, beef tartare (can't remember the proper name) and an avocado salad. Which wasn't what he expected but was quite tasty, kind of mayonaisy with a bit of a crabmeat flavor, served with four small thin pieces of bread (like you'd get with pate). But they wouldn't bring him anymore without a small extra charge which seemed lame. His plumitini packed more of a punch than my coco whatever (like being on a cruise ship, pineapple something with coconut rum). Came in small martini glasses for $7 each. It's an odd place but that meal definitely hit the spot for me.
We had talked about going to the Turkish restaurant Babasko a couple doors down but it was closed and a bum standing in the doorway said it had been closed since Fri. Anyone know what's going on with it?