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Overhaul at Honda-ya

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Overhaul at Honda-ya

jennyantepenultimate | Nov 19, 2004 05:37 AM

Went back for the first time in months, they seem to have redone the decor (goodbye, booths; hello, new bathrooms) and reprinted the menus with tons of either new or reorganized dishes (dinner combos much simplified).

A lot of the food was still good (super fresh sushi/sashimi, perfectly grilled yellowtail collar). But lots of new additions to the menu (pan fried udon that had okonomiyaki toppings on it, aonori and tiny glob of mayo included but was too sour with the sauce, and a crab hot pot that seemed like their noodle broth with crab legs tossed in instead of noodles) that didn't gel for me. And what's up with the too-firm, bland chawanmushi? I didn't ask for tofu.

Overall, a lot more beer-friendly side dishes (takoyaki, shiokara) that could be just all the ones written in Japanese which were on the wall now in English on the menu but there seemed to be more than that. The yakitori side didn't seem much changed.

I'm confused, has it changed hands?

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