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Prime Spot - new place in Oakland -Grand Ave.


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Prime Spot - new place in Oakland -Grand Ave.

MofCarson | Oct 17, 2007 08:50 PM

Well, 3 of us gave the place a try on Saturday night, opening night. I think we were the first real paying customers as the rest of the people in the place seemed to be friends of the family and owners. Yes, I miss Mikado, but hey life goes on. I ordered the blackened prime rib ($17.95) 11 oz. (seemed bigger), my wife ordered chicken piccada ($12.95) and my mother ordered the baby back ribs half slab ($9.75). The prime rib was very good and I would reccommend it. It was cooked prefect as ordered (medium) very tender and good spices on the blackening. Interesting blend of spices. We all tasted each others dishes. The chicken was a little slow coming out, which might be expected on opening night, so they comped a ceasar salad. The dressing definitly was house made, very light and just the right amount of garlic and anchovy. The ribs were surprisingly good and tender. I usually would not get ribs at a non rib specific place, but thats what my mother wanted. Ribs were on the sweeter side but not overly, and pulled off the bone just right. Rib meat should not "fall " off the bone. Not your typical BBQ flavor, more of an Asain influence. After we arrived more diners arrived. I noticed a few poeple looking in the window, maybe expecting a sushi place. Mikado I think has been closed for a while.To sum up, this place is definitly worth a try. I hope they can make a go of it. And if you don't like it, at least you gave it a try! Thats why we have lots of places to try! Parking can be a bit of a pain, but hey this is the Bay Area.

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