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marblebag | Feb 28, 201405:17 PM

This new restaurant by Junichi Ikematsu opened yesterday. I sat at the red wood counter facing the kitchen where you can see all the action. There's also a long communal table and seats at the bar.

They didn't get their alcohol permit yet and strangely did not have hot tea either.

I ordered a medium bowl of shoyu & pork broth ramen (10$). It came with 3 fatty slices of char siu, sprouts, canned bamboo, half a soft boiled egg and scallions. I don't usually eat shoyu ramen but there was nothing wrong with this broth. The ramen noodles are on the thin side but was toothsome.

I also ordered chicken kara-age (6$) and yakitori (6$ for 2 skewers).

The kara-age is the chicken thigh bites variety (not wings) and was well seasoned. I prefer the leaner version available at Furusato. It came with a light spicy mayo sauce. I would have prefer some lemon wedges.

The chicken yakitori was well seasoned as well. It was grilled with red onion and scallion. It's about on par with the offering from Kazu but more expensive/fancy.

I will come back to try the lobster broth ramen (14$) and the other appetizers.

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