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Kitsho Japanese Restaurant

ssjfoodlover | Feb 27, 2006 03:49 PM

Although it is raining, I drove over to this restaurant for some hot noodle soup. This is my second time there in two weeks. The first time I went there for omakase dinner. The fish was really fresh and the pieces were huge. The tamago was really good.

This time for lunch, I ordered nabeyaki udon, uni nigiri, and agedashi tofu.

The uni nigiri ($5 or $6 for 2) came first. I was let down by this, since I had such good experiences with the good fish before. Not only was the uni not very sweet, it tasted old, and not fresh. Even at some of the less-than-stellar sushi places the uni was not this bad. I would not order this here again.

The udon noodle ($9+) was excellent with great texture, but the soup, like 99% of the Japanese restaurants had, was too sweet for my taste. The iron metal pot contained an egg, two shrimp tempura, some sliced shitake mushroom, and two pieces of fish cake. I have yet to find a udon noodle soup that contained vegetables (like spinach). I will not order this again because of the soup.

The agedashi tofu ($5 or $6 for 8? pcs.) came last, and this was worth waiting for. The waitress cautioned that they were still very hot. The tofu was perfectly fried, and the daikon and ginger sauce paired the tofu deliciously. This, I would come back for.

For the fresh fish and the tofu, I will come back to Kitsho again. If I wanted fancy rolls or bento, I would go to Sushi O Sushi (Santa Clara).

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